Criminal Justice Technology A55180

Curriculum Description:
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.

Degree Course and Hour Requirements:  66-68 Semester Hours Credit


I.      General Education Courses (15-17 SHC)

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry30003
ENG 114Professional Research and Reporting30003
Humanities Elective
Select one of the following:
BIO 163Basic Anatomy and Physiology42005
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy22003
MAT 152Statistical Methods I32004
Select one of the following:
POL 120American Government30003
POL 130State & Local Government30003

II.     Major Courses    
        Core:  (22 SHC)

CJC 111Introduction to Criminal Justice30003
CJC 112Criminology30003
CJC 113Juvenile Justice30003
CJC 131Criminal Law30003
CJC 212Ethics and Community Relations30003
CJC 221Investigative Principles32004
CJC 231Constitutional Law30003

        Other Major Courses (29 SHC)

CJC 141Corrections30003
CJC 213Substance Abuse30003
CJC 214Victimology30003
CJC 222Criminalistics30003
PSY 150General Psychology30003
CIS 110Introduction to Computers22003
Select 11 hours from the following:
CJC 120Interview/Interrogations12002
CJC 121Law Enforcement Operations30003
CJC 132Court Procedure and Evidence30003
CJC 151Introduction to Loss Prevention30003
CJC 160Terrorism: Underlying Issues30003
CJC 223Organized Crime30003
CJC 225Crisis Intervention30003
CJC 232Civil Liability30003
CJC 233Correctional Law30003
CJC 241Community-Based Corrections30003
CJC 255Issues in Criminal Justice Applications30003

HUMANITIES ELECTIVE:  ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 122, HUM 130, HUM 160, HUM 220, MUS 110, MUS 112

DEVELOPMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:  DRE 096, DRE 097, DRE 098, DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050, ACA 085