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Criminal Justice Technology

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. Upon completion of this degree, a Bachelor’s degree can be earned through partnership agreements with select colleges/universities. See Transfer options for Associate in Applied Science degrees for more information.

Criminal Justice Technology (A55180), Associate of Applied Science

AAS Degree Requirements (64-66 Credit Hours)

Fall Semester (16-18 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
CJC 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJC 131 Criminal Law 3
CJC 213 Substance Abuse 3
Select one of the following:
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
  OR  
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
  OR  
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 4
  OR  
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy 3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 16-18

 

Spring Semester (15 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CJC 112 Criminology 3
CJC 113 Juvenile Justice 3
CJC 141 Corrections 3
CJC 223 Organized Crime 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 15

Fall Semester (18 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3
CJC 132 Court Procedure & Evidence 3
CJC 214 Victimology 3
CJC 231 Constitutional Law 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
  OR  
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3
Select one of the following:
ENG 112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
  OR  
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 18

 

Spring Semester (16 Semester Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CJC 212 Ethics & Community Relations 3
CJC 221 Investigative Principles 4
CJC 225 Crisis Intervention 3
  Humanities Elective 3
Select one of the following:
POL 120 American Government 3
  OR  
POL 130 State & Local Government 3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 16
Humanities Electives:
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3
ENG231 American Literature I 3
ENG241 British Literature I 3
ENG262 World Literature II 3
HUM 110 Technology and Society  3
HUM 122 Southern Culture  3
HUM 160 Introduction to Film 3
HUM 220 Human Values and Meaning 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3
 

Developmental Requirements:

ENG 111:

  • ENG 002

State Co-Requisites ENG 011

MAT 110:

  • MAT 003

State Co-Requisites MAT 010

MAT 143:

  • MAT 003 and ENG 002

State Co-Requisites MAT 043

MAT 152:

  • MAT 003 or ENG 002

State Co-Requisites MAT 052

NOTE:  Students successfully completing Basic Law Enforcement Training accredited by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission may receive credit for the following criminal justice courses: CJC 120, CJC 131, CJC 132, CJC 221, CJC 225 and CJC 231 for a total of 18 semester hours that may be counted toward the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology. To qualify, students must have successfully passed the Criminal Justice Commission’s comprehensive certification exam and must have completed BLET since 1985. Students must submit official documentation from the appropriate Academy in order to request credit-by-articulation.

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