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 the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A55180 REVISED
NC CIP: 43.0104
Day, Evening and Online
POS Approved: Fall 2020

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 2 2 0 3
CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
CJC 131 Criminal Law REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 3 0 0 3
CJC 221 Investigative Principles NEW REQUISITE Requisite 3 2 0 4
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CJC 112 Criminology Requisite 3 0 0 3
CJC 231 Constitutional Law REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 3 0 0 3
___ ___ CJC Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 112
OR
Writing/Research in the Disc Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
___ ___ CJC Elective ** ** ** 3
Totals

Class Hours: 3
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 6

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ CJC Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ CJC Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ CJC Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ Related Elective 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 110
OR
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy NEW VERSION Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 5
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CJC 113 Juvenile Justice Requisite 3 0 0 3
CJC 212 Ethics & Comm Relations Requisite 3 0 0 3
___ ___ CJC Elective ** ** ** 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology REVISED REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
PSY 150 General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

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.

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:

Select a total of 18 hours from the CJC Electives.

Law Enforcement track - CJC 120, CJC 132, CJC 160, CJC 161, CJC 163, CJC 170, CJC 222, CJC 223

Corrections track - CJC 141, CJC 211, CJC 213, CJC 214, CJC 215, CJC 225, CJC 241, CJC 251, CJC 252

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, HUM 110, HUM 115, 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 3 hours : EPT 120, EPT 150, POL 120, POL 130, PSY 241, PSY 281, SOC 210

Work-Based Learning opportunities (WBL 111 and WBL 121) are available. Please contact your advisor.

**Hours vary depending on course selection.

A55180 REVISED