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 service. 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 successfully completing a Basic Law Enforcement Training course accredited by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission will receive credit for CJC 131, CJC 132, CJC 221, and CJC 231 toward the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology. Students must have successfully passed the Commissions’ comprehensive certification examination. Students must have completed Basic Law Enforcement Training since 1985.
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Humanities/Fine Arts: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, ART 116, ART 118, ART 283, DRA 111, DRA 126, ENG 131, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 233, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 261, ENG 262, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 122, HUM 130, HUM 220, MUS 110, MUS 112, MUS 210, PHI 240, REL 110, REL 211, REL 212 or REL 221.
|CJC 111||Intro to Criminal Justice||3||0||0||3|
|Law Enforcement Operations*
Work-Based Learning I
|CJC 132||Court Proc and Evidence||3||0||0||3|
|CJC 231||Constitutional Law||3||0||0||3|
|CJC 113||Juvenile Justice||3||0||0||3|
|CJC 131||Criminal Law||3||0||0||3|
- Apply local, state, and federal statutes to protect individual rights and preserve public order.
- Interpret evidence and analyze potential motives to develop theories in the investigation of crimes.
- Practice ethical behavior and adhere to professional codes of conduct.
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$26.99 average salary per hour.
$56,130 average salary per year.
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