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Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice (Homeland Security)

Associate of Applied Science
Tidewater Community College

The Criminal Justice Specialization in Homeland Security is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level opportunities as a local, state, or federal law enforcement officer; private security, commercial and industrial security officer; airport security, police officer; or private or government investigator, particularly in the areas of homeland security.


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Program Overview & Guidance
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Program Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me?
Program Requirement Notes
Program Requirement Notes

Students may substitute CST 110 for CST 100. Any PED activity course.

What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Tidewater Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses?
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Program Successes & Highlights TCC had 11 graduates in 2020-21, 7 graduates in 2019-20, 4 graduates in 2018-19, 2 graduates in 2017-18, and 1 graduates in 2016-17 in the AAS program in Criminal Justice (Homeland Security).
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion The student development requirement at TCC is waived for students who have completed an associate or baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. All other coursework is evaluated and transferred as applicable to your degree.

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning TCC recognizes you have a wealth of skills and knowledge gained through life, work and community-based experiences. Credit for Prior Learning at TCC is academic credit awarded to students who successfully demonstrate college or university-level learning achieved through informal or experiential learning outside of the classroom. You can have your learning evaluated for academic credit, saving you time and money towards earning your degree.

For more information: https://help.tcc.edu/s/topic/0TO1R000000gnrkWAA/credit-for-prior-learning

Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Tidewater Community College
College Level Information
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Number of Transfer Students
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College Fit Guidance What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? At TCC, we believe everyone should have access to a high quality, affordable education. With diverse programs designed for immediate job placement, smaller class sizes, top-rated faculty and modern campuses, TCC is an ideal environment for a life changing education, right here in your own backyard.
Transfer Student Catalog Year Catalog year is determined when an academic plan is selected by the student.
First Year Student Catalog Year Catalog year is determined by first semester of attendance.
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions Completing the first two years of your degree at TCC can get you in the door - while saving you thousands on the cost of your education. We recommend that you start your transfer planning during your first semester at TCC. In addition to your regular academic advising, you should review the TCC guaranteed admissions agreements and the transfer guides for the college or university to which you would like to transfer.

https://help.tcc.edu/s/article/Guaranteed-Transfer-Programs.

Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
Institution Title Degree Award Name Award Level
Northern Virginia Community CollegeAdministration of Justice: Homeland Security Specialization, A.A.S.AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeAdministration of Justice, A.A.S.AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Rappahannock Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Rappahannock Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences in Criminal JusticeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Blue Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Central Virginia Community CollegeAAS in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science 2-Year
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Danville Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Administration of Justice - Law Enforcement SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityCriminal Justice, Bachelor of ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Brightpoint Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Southside Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science with a major in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Southside Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences with a major in General Studies-Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Peirce CollegeAssociate in Science Criminal JusticeAssociateAssociate in Science4-Year
Peirce CollegeBachelor of Science Criminal JusticeBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Southwest Virginia Community College Associate of Applied Science Degree in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Wytheville Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
New River Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Police ScienceAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Paul D. Camp Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Administration of Justice - Corrections ScienceAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Paul D. Camp Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Administration of Justice - Police ScienceAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Patrick & Henry Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityCriminal Justice, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Forensic Crime Scene InvestigationBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Piedmont Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Police ScienceAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Mountain Empire Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in Police ScienceAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Marymount University Criminal Justice (BA)BachelorBachelor of Art4-Year
Germanna Community CollegeAdministration of Justice Associate of Applied Science DegreeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeGeneral Studies - Specialization in Administration of Justice Associate of Arts & Sciences DegreeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Careers Where This Degree Applies
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11-9199.11Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site ManagersPlan and direct cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties for reuse. Does not include properties sufficiently contaminated to qualify as Superfund sites.Management Occupations
11-9199.02Compliance ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.Management Occupations
33-1012.00First-Line Supervisors of Police and DetectivesDirectly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.Protective Service Occupations
11-9199.08Loss Prevention ManagersPlan and direct policies, procedures, or systems to prevent the loss of assets. Determine risk exposure or potential liability, and develop risk control measures.Management Occupations
11-9199.00Managers, All OtherAll managers not listed separately.Management Occupations
11-9199.01Regulatory Affairs ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.Management Occupations
11-9199.10Wind Energy Development ManagersLead or manage the development and evaluation of potential wind energy business opportunities, including environmental studies, permitting, and proposals. May also manage construction of projects.Management Occupations
11-9199.09Wind Energy Operations ManagersManage wind field operations, including personnel, maintenance activities, financial activities, and planning.Management Occupations
25-1111.00Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
11-9161.00Emergency Management DirectorsPlan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.Management Occupations
33-3051.04Customs and Border Protection OfficersInvestigate and inspect persons, common carriers, goods, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the United States or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations.Protective Service Occupations
33-3021.00Detectives and Criminal InvestigatorsConduct investigations related to suspected violations of federal, state, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes.Protective Service Occupations
33-3021.06Intelligence AnalystsGather, analyze, or evaluate information from a variety of sources, such as law enforcement databases, surveillance, intelligence networks or geographic information systems. Use intelligence data to anticipate and prevent organized crime activities, such as terrorism.Protective Service Occupations
33-3021.02Police Identification and Records OfficersCollect evidence at crime scene, classify and identify fingerprints, and photograph evidence for use in criminal and civil cases.Protective Service Occupations
33-3051.00Police and Sheriff's Patrol OfficersMaintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, state, or federal laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts. Includes police officers working at educational institutions.Protective Service Occupations
25-1199.00Postsecondary Teachers, All OtherAll postsecondary teachers not listed separately.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
55-3018.00Special ForcesImplement unconventional operations by air, land, or sea during combat or peacetime as members of elite teams. These activities include offensive raids, demolitions, reconnaissance, search and rescue, and counterterrorism. In addition to their combat training, special forces members often have specialized training in swimming, diving, parachuting, survival, emergency medicine, and foreign languages. Duties include conducting advanced reconnaissance operations and collecting intelligence information; recruiting, training, and equipping friendly forces; conducting raids and invasions on enemy territories; laying and detonating explosives for demolition targets; locating, identifying, defusing, and disposing of ordnance; and operating and maintaining sophisticated communications equipment.Military Specific Occupations
55-1017.00Special Forces OfficersLead elite teams that implement unconventional operations by air, land, or sea during combat or peacetime. These activities include offensive raids, demolitions, reconnaissance, search and rescue, and counterterrorism. In addition to their combat training, special forces officers often have specialized training in swimming, diving, parachuting, survival, emergency medicine, and foreign languages. Duties include directing advanced reconnaissance operations and evaluating intelligence information; recruiting, training, and equipping friendly forces; leading raids and invasions on enemy territories; training personnel to implement individual missions and contingency plans; performing strategic and tactical planning for politically sensitive missions; and operating sophisticated communications equipment.Military Specific Occupations