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Criminal Justice Technology

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.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A55180
NC CIP: 43.0104
Day, Evening and Online
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice 3 0 0 3
CJC 221 Investigative Principles 3 2 0 4
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
___ ___ CJC Elective ** ** ** 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
   
    10 4 0 15

Spring Semester
CJC 112 Criminology 3 0 0 3
CJC 113 Juvenile Justice 3 0 0 3
___ ___ CJC Elective ** ** ** 2
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Argument-Based Research (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Prof Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
General Psychology 3 0 0 3
   
    12 0 0 17

Summer Term
CJC 212 Ethics & Comm Relations 3 0 0 3
CJC 231 Constitutional Law 3 0 0 3
   
    6 0 0 6

Fall Semester
CJC 131 Criminal Law 3 0 0 3
___ ___ CJC Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ CJC Elective ** ** ** 3
Select one:
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
College Algebra NEW REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
   
    6 0 0 12

Spring Semester
___ ___ CJC Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ CJC Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ Related Elective 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Related Elective 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Co-op Work Experience I 0 0 20 2
  OR        
Law Enforcement Operations (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    6 0 20 14

Total Credit Hours: 64

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

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 receiving credit for CJC 120 should be advised to take CIS 110 instead of CIS 111 to earn the minimum of 64 hours credit to receive this degree.

CJC Electives: CJC 114, CJC 120, CJC 121, CJC 122, CJC 132, CJC 141, CJC 160, CJC 170, CJC 211, CJC 213, CJC 214, CJC 215, CJC 222, CJC 223, CJC 225, CJC 241, CJC 251, CJC 252

Criminal Justice track: Some students may prefer to choose electives that will strengthen their background in either law enforcement or corrections work. The following electives should be chosen for either track:

Law Enforcement track: CJC 114, CJC 120, CJC 121, CJC 122, CJC 132, CJC 160, CJC 170, CJC 215, CJC 222, CJC 251, CJC 252

Corrections track: CJC 141, CJC 211, CJC 213, CJC 214, CJC 215, CJC 225, CJC 233, CJC 241

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, HUM 110, HUM 121, HUM 160, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, REL 211, or REL 212. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

Related Elective – Select one: EPT 120, POL 120, POL 130, PSY 241, PSY 281, SOC 210, or SOC 225

**Hours vary depending on course selection.