Catalog of Courses
Browse below to find courses being taught at EMCC during current and upcoming semesters. Courses are listed in alphanumeric order based on course subject prefix and number. You may click on the subject listings in the left filter menu to narrow results by subject. You may search for current class offerings available for enrollment by clicking on the link under each course. Click here to view the official current and archived book versions of the EMCC Academic Catalog.
An introduction to crime and society's responses to it. Examines the nature and causes of crime, the criminal law, constitutional safeguards, and the organization and operation of the criminal justice system including the police, courts, jails, prisons, probation and parole departments, and community corrections agencies. Covers the history of the criminal justice system, terminology and career opportunities. Prerequisites: None.
Covers philosophy of legal sanctions and historical development from the common law to modern American criminal law, classifications of crimes, elements of and parties to crimes, general definition of crimes, common defenses utilized. Includes specific offenses and the essential elements of each offense. Prerequisites: None.
Focus on changing the distribution of crime opportunities rather than offender motivation. Topics include application of situational crime prevention strategies, problem-oriented crime control approaches, hot spots policing, and crime prevention through environmental design. Prerequisites: None.
Introduces and explores ethical issues and the justice system. Focuses on ethics and the law, the police, courts and corrections. Reviews ethical theory, concepts and practices as they relate to administration of justice. Explores issues of how media/social media shape ethics. Encourages critical thinking and value decision making in criminal justice system situations. Prerequisites: None.
Note: This course has differences between current terms. Please see advisement for specific information.
The study of serial killers, mass murderers and their victims. Examines the history and frequency of these crimes, profiles the killers and their victims, explores theories of causation, and discusses the problems and techniques of investigation, prosecution, punishment, and prevention. Prerequisites: None.
A practical insight into the rules of evidence to include how to recognize evidence: the general rules governing admissibility of evidence; the hearsay rule and its exceptions; the use of documentary evidence, written memoranda, photographs, recordings and electronic surveillance; corpus delicti; opinion evidence, circumstantial evidence, evidential privileges. Prerequisites: None.
Overview of effective communication for criminal justice agencies. Covers the communication process and flow. Written communication emphasized with report writing, including characteristics of reports and field notes, and the importance and uses of each. Form, style, and procedures for writing various reports, including elements of composition, required substance, proper and improper conclusions, and descriptions of persons and property. Prerequisites: None.
An examination of the U.S. Constitution as it relates to the law enforcement function. Includes statutory law and judicial decisions governing the areas of arrest, search and seizure, interrogations and confessions, self-incrimination and other constitutional guarantees. Required in AJS curriculum. Prerequisites: None.
Examines the nature and extent of juvenile delinquency to the present. Including but not limited to the history, jurisdictions, terminology, procedures, and institutions of the juvenile justice system. Prerequisites: None.
Study of deviance, society's role in defining behavior; theories of criminality and the economic, social, and psychological impact of crime; relationships between statistics and crime trends. Examines crime victimization and the various types of crime and categories of offenders. Required in the AJS curriculum. Prerequisites: None.
Theories of procedures and methods of operations of public police with emphasis on discretionary powers available to the working police officer. Career opportunities and current trends in law enforcement presented. Prerequisites: None.
Examines the history and development of correctional theories and institutions. Prerequisites: None.
Victimology, the criminal justice system, techniques of crisis intervention and management, and the importance of a multicultural and global perspective. Includes violent crimes, sexual assault, family violence, post-traumatic stress disorder, the role of substance abuse, developing effective coping skills of victims and responders, appropriate community resources, and the cultural responsiveness of the justice system.
Concerned with the understanding of procedural criminal law. Examines the processes and procedures followed by law enforcement, attorneys, and the courts in the apprehension and prosecution of criminal offenders. Examines the rationale underlying major court holdings impacting the criminal justice process, the procedural requirements that stem from these holdings and their effect on the daily operations of the criminal justice system. Prerequisites: None.
Examination, recognition and understanding of community problems; community action programs; methods of coping with human behavior, victimology, conflict and communication; ethnic and minority cultures and environments; the community and relationships with the criminal justice system. Prerequisites: None.
Introduction to the theory of criminal investigation. Examines crime scene procedures, case preparation, interviewing, and basic investigative techniques. Prerequisites: None.
Courtroom demeanor and protocol. Role and primary functions of witness and legal counsels. Prerequisites: None.
Foundational knowledge of topics necessary for success in College Mathematics. Emphasis on understanding mathematical concepts and their applications. Topics include number sense, proportional reasoning, numerical and algebraic expressions, linear equations, and representations of data. Prerequisites: None.MAT103 students may receive credit for only one of the following: (MAT052 and MAT053 and MAT055) or MAT103. This course is designed for students that do not qualify for MAT141 or MAT142, but intend to complete MAT14+ College Mathematics for their degree path. This course covers topics from basic arithmetic and introductory algebra.
Proper use of function notation, average rate of change of functions, and evaluating arithmetic and algebraic expressions. Analysis of linear and quadratic equations, and their applications; graphs of linear and quadratic functions; operations on polynomial expressions. Prerequisites: None.MAT114 students may receive credit for only one of the following: MAT114, OR MAT115.
Working knowledge of college-level mathematics and its applications to real-life problems. Emphasis on understanding mathematical concepts and their applications. Topics include proportional reasoning, modeling, finance, probability, and statistics.MAT141 students may receive credit for only one of the following: MAT140, MAT141, MAT142, MAT145, or MAT146. Prerequisites: An appropriate District placement, or a grade of C or better in (MAT052, MAT053, and MAT055), or (MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057), or MAT085, or MAT09+, or MAT103, or MAT114, or MAT115, or MAT12+.
Analysis and interpretation of the behavior and nature of functions including linear, quadratic, higher-order polynomials, rational, exponential, logarithmic, power, absolute value, and piecewise-defined functions; systems of equations, using multiple methods including matrices, and modeling and solving real world problems.Students may receive credit for only one of the following: MAT150, OR MAT151, OR MAT152, OR MAT155, OR MAT156. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT095, or MAT096, or MAT114, or MAT115, or MAT12+, OR an appropriate district placement for MAT15+, OR permission of Department or Division Chair.
Topics in algebra and trigonometry in preparation for calculus.Students may receive credit for only one of the following: MAT182, or MAT187, or MAT188. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT15+, or an appropriate district placement.
Note: This course has differences between current terms. Please see advisement for specific information.
Basic concepts and applications of statistics, including data description, estimation and hypothesis tests.Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT14+, or MAT15+, or MAT187, or equivalent, or an appropriate District placement, or permission of Department/Division Chair.
Introduction to the theory, techniques, and applications of the differential and integral calculus of functions with problems related to business, life, and the social sciences.Students may receive credit for only one of the following: MAT212 or MAT213. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT15+, or MAT187, or an appropriate District placement.
An introduction to the mathematics required for the study of business. Includes multivariable optimization, Lagrange multipliers, linear programming, linear algebra, probability, random variables, discrete and continuous distributions.Students may receive credit for only one of the following: MAT217 or MAT218. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT212, or MAT213, or MAT220, or MAT221.
Limits, continuity, differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable.Students may receive credit for only one of the following: MAT220 OR MAT221. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT187, or MAT188, or an appropriate District placement.
Introduction to matrices, systems of linear equations, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations and eigenvalues. Emphasizes the development of computational skills.Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT212 or MAT213 or MAT220 or MAT221, or equivalent.
Course emphasizes discrete mathematics connections to computer science by exposing students to foundational concepts of set theory, logic, counting, induction, proof techniques, graph theory, and algorithms.Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT212, or MAT213, or MAT220, or MAT221, or permission of Department or Division Chair.
Techniques of integration for both proper and improper integrals with applications to the physical and social sciences, elements of analytic geometry, and the analysis of sequences and series.Students may receive credit for only one of the following: MAT230 or MAT231. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT220, or MAT221, or equivalent.
Multivariate calculus including vectors, vector- valued functions, partial differentiation, multiple integration and an introduction to vector fields.Student may receive credit for only one of the following: MAT240 or MAT241. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in MAT230 or MAT231.
Explore number, numeration systems and operations on numbers. Techniques of problem solving with an emphasis on exploring a variety of strategies. Use a variety of visualization techniques to develop a conceptual understanding of these topics.MAT256 is designed to meet requirements for prospective elementary education teachers. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (MAT15+ or higher), or (MAT12+ and MAT14+), or [MAT14+ and (MAT114 or MAT115)], or (MAT14+ and an appropriate District placement into MAT150, MAT151, or MAT152), or permission of Department/Division Chair.
Explores geometry, measurement, probability and statistics. Uses visualization, technologies, problem solving, reasoning and proof to develop a conceptual understanding of these topics.MAT257 is designed to meet the requirements for prospective elementary education teachers. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT256 or permission of Department/Division Chair.
Introduces differential equations, theoretical and practical solution techniques with applications. Problem-solving using MATLAB.Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT230 or MAT231 or permission of Department/Division Chair.