Available College Credit Courses

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This course will provide a basic understanding of the security role in society. This course will present a global view of security along with the practical application of security principles. Students will be exposed to physical security, personnel security and risk assessments as well as industrial security, institutional security and homeland security. Students will also be introduced to security management planning and administration.
This course consists of a survey of delinquent and criminal behavior patterns, including causation. Specific problems and selected case studies are examined.
This course consists of the history, examination and evaluation of the courts, the police and the correctional organizations of the criminal justice system in the United States today. Contemporary problems and possible solutions are also considered.
This is a survey course introducing the student to the multidisciplinary nature of forensics. The scope of this course will include discovery at a crime scene, location of evidence, physical evidence, analytical techniques for organic and inorganic materials, forensic toxicology, firearms, ammunition, unique tool marks and various impressions.
This course is designed to provide a broad and rigorous academic investigation of homicide. The student will go beyond what they have learned about murder through popular media presentations. Students will be exposed to a scientific study of different types of homicide, theories of homicide and homicide law as well as details about how homicide cases are worked on by detectives and how murder cases are dealt with in the courts.
This course provides the basic philosophical principles necessary to analyze ethical dilemmas within the criminal justice world. This course also offers an approach that deals with real life examples of misconduct, the effects of misconduct, research on criminal justice ethics and the various policy issues in criminal justice. This course will also identify themes that run though the entire criminal justice system, for example, issues such as discretion and due process concerning practitioners in law enforcement, the courts and corrections. This course will also look at how the definition of justice is defined by criminal justice professionals who deal with these dilemmas on a daily basis.
This course will develop students to be effective managers by exposing them to concepts such as budget management, crafting program enhancements and proposals, project management, developing and maintaining agency policies, complying with federal and state labor laws and meeting expectations of accreditation bodies.
This course focuses on the fundamentals of criminal justice supervision such as motivation techniques, applying discipline appropriately, conducting effective and meaningful employee performance evaluations, operational planning and implementing staff schedules. The student will also be introduced to the concepts of effective leadership.
This course introduces the student to the basic skills needed for effective public speaking and an appreciation for an effective public message program. The student will learn how to handle crisis management and the media as well as how to utilize social networking resources to meet the demands of the communities they serve.
This course examines various types and topologies of deviant criminal acts and the underlying causes of behavior of the perpetrators who commit them. Specific offenders and their behaviors will be studied.
This course will provide a basic understanding of those individuals who engage in predator violence, including serial killers, mass murderers, serial rapists and stalkers. This course will discuss the ways law enforcement is dealing with these types of persons to detect, arrest and prosecute them. The course will also discuss ways in which male and female predators are similar and different. The course will also discuss which victims are selected and why a particular person becomes a victim.
This course is an examination of organized crime, including structures, persons involved and their role, history and activities and the issues surrounding efforts to define and control it.
This course examines substance abuse in the United States with an emphasis on social, historical and criminal implications.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of a wide range of sexual behaviors and sex crimes. This course will deal with crimes such as voyeurism and exhibitionism to rape, sex crimes against children and more. This course will study the unique and engaging case studies and first person accounts from the sex offenders. This course will study sex crimes, deviance and criminal behavior theory and analysis. The course will also deal with information on psychological profiling of sex offenders, the crimes they commit, the effects on their victims and attempted treatments.
This capstone course is the conclusion of the student's criminal justice academic experience and is the summation of the Criminal Justice Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program. The major focus of this course is to integrate the material acquired in the previous courses and apply knowledge to solve problems or issues relating to the criminal justice system or criminal justice agencies.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn internship credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn internship credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn internship credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course provides an advanced study and critical appraisal of various theories of crime causation, including an examination of biological, psychological, economic and sociological perspectives on the etiology of crime. An examination of the causes, types and patterns of crime in society will be included. Major schools of thought and current research are introduced, compared and contrasted in the study of crime and its social context.
This course is an advanced examination of the criminal justice system in the United States with an emphasis on crime data, its strengths and weaknesses and its uses. This course provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of the history, philosophy and organization of the U.S. police, the U.S. courts and correctional institutions, including probation and parole, as well as a study of crime, law and the administration of criminal justice in the U.S.
This advanced course provides an in-depth examination of both the practical and theoretical aspects of the administration of criminal justice agencies. Included will be an analysis of leadership styles, techniques in supervision, theories, practices and skills associated with managing personnel. Addressed are budgeting, organizational behavior, civil service, unions, manpower distribution, policy development and execution as applied in both small and large criminal justice agencies.
This course focuses on critical concerns facing American criminal justice agencies, including discretion, abuse of authority, the stress and strain on the CJ professional, civil liability, victimization, wrongful convictions, human trafficking and mental illness in relation to offenders.
This course provides an in-depth study of the world of probation and parole. Students will investigate the conviction, adjudication and punishment of adults and juveniles who have been convicted of a criminal offense. This course will examine parole boards, the courts and others who may authorize the early release of offenders, subject to certain conditions. This course will analyze why some adult and juvenile offenders are permitted by the courts to remain free in their communities and the requirements of community supervision. The role and selection of probation and parole officers will also be covered.
This course is a study of corrections for students of criminal justice to enable them to understand the development and conduct of its complexity and scope historically, traditionally, operationally and legally.
This course provides an advanced study of the history and current status of jails and adult prisons with emphasis on punishment rationales, institutional programs and procedures, inmates' social structures, correctional officers and correctional administration and contemporary issues in corrections.
This course is designed to develop an understanding of the law enforcement profession. It examines the various approaches of modern law enforcement as well as a historical overview of law enforcement. It provides a description of policing and examines law enforcement as a balance of social, historical, political, legal, individual and organizational forces.
This course examines the unique and contemporary gang-related investigation topics, problems and issues that deserve greater exploration and analysis as the body of knowledge related to gang investigation evolves. The student will be introduced to the contemporary issues surrounding the course topics, historical perspectives, foundational philosophies and strategies and programs within the context of the course topics.
This course strives to depict the role of the forensic scientist in the criminal justice system. This course is designed for the non-scientific student. The course is a classroom introduction to the world of forensic science that includes Internet application, ability and limitations of the modern crime laboratory. Forensic science begins at the crime scene. If an investigator cannot recognize, collect and package evidence properly, no amount of equipment or expertise in the laboratory will salvage the situation.
This course is designed to evaluate computer crime in non-technological language while presenting all basic modern procedures needed to investigate and prosecute it. This course also covers both forensic and legal issues, addresses the First and Fourth Amendments, the U. S. Patriot Act, international collaborations, identity theft, SmartPhones, GPS navigation, Cloud computing, cyberbullying and cyberterrorism.
This course examines current research and theories of racial and ethnic discrimination within America's criminal justice system. This course will include the analysis of patterns of criminal behavior and victimization, police practices, course processing and sentencing, the death penalty and correctional programs. This course will incorporate discussion of all major race groups found in the United States.
This course provides an examination of the growth of community policing by reviewing and researching traditional policy, community relations and community policing. It includes a view of social, behavioral and operational issues that are fundamental to effective policy and community relations.
In this course, the student will develop a mature understanding of violence and abuse in intimate, dating and casual relationships. This understanding will be developed through an interdisciplinary perspective providing a contemporary view of the criminal justice experience with the diverse forms of violence and populations. This course will include dating violence, stalking, domestic violence and teen dating violence.
The fundamental principles, concepts and theory of investigation, interviews, interrogations, surveillance and sources of information, case preparations, problems in criminal investigation and investigative techniques of specific crimes are explored in this course.
This course provides an advanced study of the organization, management and administration of law enforcement agencies. Topics include police administration in the political arena, organizational theory, police organizational structure, leadership, organizational communication, police subsystem tasks, decision-making, performance evaluation and organizational improvement.
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the problem of juvenile delinquency. Topics include the history of juvenile delinquency and defining and measuring of juvenile delinquency in American society, theories of delinquency, the law enforcement role, juvenile court process, juvenile recidivism and the social and cultural influences involved in defining delinquency.
This course introduces the CMS law enforcement officer to competencies needed to qualify as a traditional corrections officer. This course covers the criminal justice communications and interpersonal skills necessary for a CMS law enforcement officer. This includes interactions with youth offenders and the mentally or physically handicapped along with crisis intervention techniques and suicide prevention training. It also includes the history and philosophy of corrections, prisoner and correction officer rights and responsibilities, ethical and professional behavior, classification of offenses, legal terms and courtroom procedures and the use of force, search and seizure concepts.
This is an introductory course in police auxiliary training and will give the student a general understanding of the various aspects of the duties of the law enforcement officer.
This course addresses the skills and techniques that are needed by auxiliary officers to do patrol tactics and respond to various types of calls. This course also introduces methods of approach to various high-risk situations and hazards and techniques involving traffic-related incidents.
This course introduces the student to the methods and techniques of crime scene and criminal investigations.
This course provides an understanding about balancing the power of government and the freedoms and privacy of citizens to allow the government enough power to serve and protect its citizens without unnecessarily invading individual rights.
This course identifies and defines principles and doctrines of law with emphasis on Florida criminal and civil statutes that provide sanctions for inappropriate behavior within our society.
The purpose of this course is to point out why the evidence of the law court follows its present direction. Course content includes considering rules of evidence and rules of exclusion. Tests of admissible evidence applied by the courts, including direct and circumstantial evidence, will be covered.
This course will provide students with an understanding of the court system. Students will study the abilities courts have to regulate our lives, shape what is acceptable and what is forbidden. Students will also study how the court system works to avoid violating people's rights and liberties. This course covers topics such as the role of courts in modern society, pressure on the courts and how that pressure is handled, various levels of courts, professionals who work in the system, the role of the victim, rights of the defendant and a step-by-step program to show how a case works its way through the court system. Students may be required to attend a session in an actual courtroom at the discretion of the instructor.
This course provides an advanced study and critical examination of the American court system, focusing on understanding judicial and prosecutorial discretion in the context of the legal, organizational and practical processes of decision-making. It also analyzes the role of appellate courts in the criminal justice process, the rules of evidence and socio-political influences on the judicial process.
This course is an in-depth historical look at terrorism and its origins, types and history that will provide the student with the knowledge necessary to understand the background of yesterday and the evolution of terrorism today. Religions and nations are covered in the investigation of terrorism, its many different factions and their relationships. Discussions will explore the kinds of efforts being expanded around the world to find ways to deter or discover terrorism and find other ways to deal with it. Students will examine what the future of terrorism might be in the 21st Century.
This course provides an introduction to the subject of school safety and the security of the students, staff and school assets. Topics that will be covered include vulnerability of schools to risks, access control, the role of the school resource officer, the security of data retained and maintained by the school, event security, school violence, as well as the risk factors associated with student mental health and behavioral issues.
This course provides a framework for understanding the police role in homeland security. This course provides a broader understanding of how the concept of homeland security developed, what it means for the police, where within the scope of a national homeland security framework the police fit and how the police must have a broad, strategic focus for the adoption of homeland security to ensure goals and objectives are compatible. This course will present a more holistic understanding of policing for homeland security, what role the police will play in this new era and the strategic, operational and tactical considerations necessary to implement this new philosophy of policing.
This course introduces the student to the field of intelligence and the eligibility requirements to obtain a career in intelligence analysis at the governmental level. This course provides the student with an understanding of how intelligence systems function, how they fit within the policymaking systems of free societies, and how they are managed and controlled. The course will provide a theoretical overview of the intelligence field, including the psychology of intelligence, the main types of intelligence methods, the tools and techniques utilized by intelligence analysts, the differences between writing for research and writing for briefings, delivery and presentation techniques used to prepare intelligence briefings, basic data management strategies and tools, and various types of intelligence used throughout the public and private sectors.
This course is presented as an overview of the primary aspects of public safety management. Major administrative, managerial and leadership components of public safety organizations will be examined. Also addressed will be administrative concerns for special issues and challenges, such as coordinated public safety approaches, post-September 11, 2001 administrative world views, ethical foundations, critical thinking and analysis and innovative solutions for efficient public safety problems. The course will also provide the student with a framework for individual progress. This will include the beginning development of an individualized plan toward educational and career goals and preliminary planning to link continuous learning with the capstone course at the end of the program.
This course is presented as a primer for skill development in research, data collection and formal research paper drafting on pertinent topics in the field of public safety. An analysis of social research methods with the coverage of statistical analysis to help students develop the applied research skills needed for future careers in public and private organizations will be included. This course is required to be taking in the first term of the Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration to gain skills in the completion of the program requirements.
This course will include an overview of homeland security laws and regulations, public safety requirements and policies, privacy rights in the context of security concerns, human resource issues, organizational structure and management priorities. Students will explore the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) role in policy, law and management of manmade disasters. Local and regional perspectives pertinent to criminal justice agencies will be examined.
This course studies the process and implementation of comprehensive emergency management plans for incident management and security measures, including the continuity of operations for all levels of government and all sectors of the community. Incorporated in the course content will be a study of empirical vs. theoretical approaches, human behavior in disaster situations and the myths vs. the realities in emergency planning. An examination of group disaster behavior will be completed as well as students will have an understanding of community, cultures and varied social systems in relation to disaster planning.
This course focuses on the integration of knowledge, skills and abilities learned in the program through a capstone project. This course should be taken during the last semester of the program. The course will involve the student proposing a plan for public safety managers to utilize when handling a catastrophic event occurring in a community. The student will define the scope of the event and utilize concepts of disaster response as defined in prior program coursework from a public safety perspective. The project will culminate with a video presentation of the plan.
This course examines the legal aspects of the fire service and the political and social impacts of legal issues. This course includes a review of the American legal system and an in-depth coverage of legal and political issues involving employment and personnel matters, administrative and operational matters, planning and code enforcement, and legislative and political processes with regard to the fire service.
This course examines the basic principles of ethics as related to fire service operations and management with special attention given to current issues in the fire service.
This course is an overview of the design and operation of EMS systems, delivery of services, and the echelons of care. The history of EMS, the interface of public and private organizations and review of the various personnel who comprise these systems will be examined in relation to their impact on the healthcare delivery system.
This course introduces the student to the risk management principles of an EMS agency. Students will focus on safety from the perspective of the field provider.
This is an upper-level baccalaureate course for students interested in the theory and practice of EMS education.
This course is for students interested in the practice and principles of emergency medical services systems management and the processes that contribute to the effectiveness of day-to-day operations within an EMS organization. This course introduces the EMS professional to topics that include government structure, strategic planning, injury prevention, risk management and safety, customer service, human resources management, financial management, fleet management, career development, quality management, data collection and research labor relations and special operations.
This course examines the basic principles of research and methodology for analyzing current fire-related research. This course also provides a framework for conducting and evaluating independent research in the following areas: fire dynamics, fire test standards and codes, fire safety, fire modeling, structural fire safety, life safety, firefighter health and safety, automatic detection and suppression, transportation fire hazards, risk analysis and loss control, fire service applied research and new trends in fire-related research.
This course is designed to be a progressive primer for students who want more knowledge about fire and emergency services administration. The course demonstrates the importance of the following skills that are necessary to manage and lead a fire and emergency services department through the challenges and changes of the 21st century: persuasion and influence, accountable budgeting, anticipation of challenges and the need for change, and using specific management tools for analyzing and solving problems. A central part of the course focuses on how the leadership of a fire and emergency services department develops internal and external cooperation to create a coordinated approach to achieving the department's mission.
This course examines relationships and issues in personnel administration and human resource development within the context of fire-related organizations, including personnel management, organizational development, productivity, recruitment and selection, performance management systems, discipline, and collective bargaining.
This course introduces the Fire or EMS professional to the benefits of community information and community relations. Students explore issues in marketing, crafting the message, identifying the audience, developing programs and creating press releases. This course includes a theoretical framework for the understanding of the ethical, sociological, organizational, political and legal components of community risk reduction and a methodology for the development of a comprehensive community risk reduction plan.
This course is for students interested in the legal, political and regulatory environment of EMS. This course introduces the EMS professional to the legal aspects of Emergency Medical Services. Students explore issues in malpractice, consent and refusal of treatment, OSHA, employment issues and risk management. EMS students gain insight into the legal liabilities in Emergency Medical Services.
This course introduces the student to the value of quality management principles in an EMS agency. Included will be an introduction to the benefits of quality improvement, an overview of the history of quality in EMS and methods of measuring quality in EMS.
This course empowers students with knowledge, methods and concepts for effective leadership of comprehensive fire-prevention and risk reduction programs.

Contact

Criminal Justice Institute
407.708.2220
Fax: 407.322.1309
Office: PS-100
Campus: Sanford/Lake Mary