Criminal Justice Technology A.A.S.

A55180

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 should consult their advisor for information about course scheduling.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of criminal justice systems and operations
  • Demonstrate an understanding of criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics and community relations
  • Use written and oral discussion to discover and to articulate ideas (GE I.1)
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of basic computer software components
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the criminal justice system’s role within society (GE VI.1)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the judicial processes, corrections, and security services

General Education

Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting

3

FA, SP, SU
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology

3

FA, SP, SU

Humanities/Fine Arts

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 111Art Appreciation

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 111Theatre Application

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 126Storytelling

3

FA, SP, SU
MUS 110Music Appreciation

3

FA, SP
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics

3

FA, SP, SU
REL 110World Religions

3

FA, SP

Major Courses

Core Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CJC 111Intro to Criminal Justice

3

FA, SU
CJC 112Criminology

3

FA
CJC 113Juvenile Justice

3

SP
CJC 131Criminal Law

3

FA
CJC 212Ethics & Comm Relations

3

SP
CJC 221Investigative Principles

4

FA
CJC 231Constitutional Law

3

SP, SU

Other Major Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CIS 110Introduction to Computers

3

FA, SP, SU
CJC 121Law Enforcement Operations

3

SP
CJC 132Court Procedure & Evidence

3

FA
CJC 141Corrections

3

FA
CJC 223Organized Crime

3

SP
CJC 225Crisis Intervention

3

SP
CJC 255Issues in Crim Justice App

3

SP
POL 120American Government

3

FA, SP, SU

General Electives

(Select 3 SHC from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CJC 151Intro to Loss Prevention

3

SP, SU
CJC 211Counseling

3

SU
CJC 233Correctional Law

3

FA

Total Credit Hours: 64

Students successfully completing 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 could receive credit towards the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology.

Students must have successfully passed the Commission’s comprehensive certification examination. Please note that credit issued towards the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice will coincide with the Seven Year Limit Policy as set forth by the College catalog. Students entering the program must provide a transcript from the institution in which they have successfully completed CJC 100, be consistently enrolled, and complete the entire program in order for credit to be awarded. Credit awarded is to be used for the sole purpose of completion of the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice at Western Piedmont Community College and therefore may not transfer to four-year institutions.