AJ Technical Standards

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Our program technical standards have been developed to help students understand the minimum essential mental, physical, and behavioral skills necessary for participation in and completion of all core aspects of our curriculum.

  General Specific
Thinking Skills Apply criminal justice theories and critical thinking skills to resolve issues common to the field.
  • Read and follow procedures outlined in lectures, textbooks, handouts and legal documents.
  • Memorize laws and legal procedures.
  • Apply basic principles of criminal investigation.
  • Define and classify crimes.
  • Conduct basic legal research.
  • Describe judicial procedures.
  • Adhere to rules in preparing and presenting evidence.
Sensory/Observation Skills Use sensory cues to make accurate observations and assessments of a crime scene.
  • Survey a scene and gather physical evidence.
  • Detect subtle clues in an investigation.
  • Examine evidence such as fingerprints, casts, photographs, and lab reports.
Motor Skills Travel to various sites to do research.
  • Visit off-campus sites such as the Federal Building, courthouses, and State Library to access public records, reference materials, or other resources.
  • Attend a court session.
Communication Skills Communicate effectively to gather and convey information.
  • Conduct interviews to obtain necessary information.
  • Express information coherently.
  • Prepare accurate and concise judicial system reports.
Behavioral Skills Behave appropriately in a shared learning environment.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Work cooperatively with partners and groups.
  • Follow through with individual and shared responsibilities.
  • Adhere to the Honolulu CC Student Conduct Code.
Environmental Tolerance Function safely in a typical classroom environment.
  • Work for prolonged periods amidst: Artificial lighting, Air conditioning, Dust and odors, Residue from cleaning products

Disability Accommodations

We have developed our technical standards in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you are interested in our program, we encourage you to review these technical standards and course information at to decide whether this program is right for you.

If you have questions about this program, please call the Honolulu CC Counseling Office at 845-9129. Individuals with hearing impairments may call 845-9270 (v/t) or use the Telecommunication Relay Service at 1-877-447-5990.

If you have questions about disability access and accommodations, please direct them to Honolulu CC's Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) at 845-9282 (v/t), 845-9272 (v/t), or e-mail accesshcc-l@lists.hawaii.edu