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Criminal Justice Technology
: Associate in Applied Science Degree Program

The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system’s role within society will be explored.

Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology.

Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.

Students who have successfully completed a Basic Law Enforcement Training course accredited by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission and passed the Commission’s comprehensive certificate examination will receive credit towards the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Level Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 68-69

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00

or

College Transfer Success

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Introduction to Computers

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Intro to Criminal Justice

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Law Enforcement Operations

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Constitutional Law

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

Criminology

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Criminal Law

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Ethics and Community Relations

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

State and Local Government

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Pick one Major Course Elective from the list below.

Summer Term

Writing/Research in the Disciplines

Credit Hours: 

3.00

or

Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Math Measurement & Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00

or

Quantitative Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00

or

Statistical Methods I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Fall Semester

Juvenile Justice

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Community Policing

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Court Procedure and Evidence

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Investigative Principles

Credit Hours: 

4.00

Pick one Major Course Elective from the list below.

Spring Semester

Professional Development

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Corrections

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Critical Incident Management for Public Safety

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Issue in Crim Justice App

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Students planning to transfer to a 4 year university should take ACA 122 and either MAT 143 or MAT 152

Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following:

Elementary ASL I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Interviews/Interrogations

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Intro to Loss Prevention

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Substance Abuse

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Organization and Administration

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Criminalistics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Organized Crime

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Civil Liability

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Community-Based Corrections

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Intro Interpersonal Communication

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Public Speaking

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Fit and Well for Life

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Physical Fitness I

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Weight Training I

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Weight Training II

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Circuit Training

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Walking for Fitness

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Walk, Jog, Run

Credit Hours: 

1.00
American Government

Credit Hours: 

3.00
General Psychology

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Forensic Psychology

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Social Psychology

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Introduction to Sociology

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Social Problems

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Spanish for the Workplace

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Work Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Work-Based Learning II

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning II

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Work-Based Learning II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Work-Based Learning II

Credit Hours: 

4.00