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Program Overview

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.

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Employment Opportunities:

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.

BLET Credit:

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.

ONLINE PROGRAM INFORMATION: Surry offers this program online. Go to Online Learning for more information.

Program Contacts:

Mary Burton

Lead Instructor - Criminal Justice / Latent Evidence

Degree Curriculum

Fall Semester

ACA-111 College Student Success 1
OR
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
CJC-111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJC-112 Criminology 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
OR
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
OR
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 3
OR
MAT-152 Statistical Methods I 4

Spring Semester

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
CJC-113 Juvenile Justice 3
WBL-111 Work-Based Learning I 1
OR
CJC-121 Law Enforcement Operations 3
CJC-131 Criminal Law 3
ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
OR
ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
OR
ENG-115 Oral Communication 3
POL-120 American Government 3

Fall Semester

CJC-132 Court Procedure & Evidence 3
WBL-111 Work-Based Learning I 1
OR
CJC-141 Corrections 3
CJC-212 Ethics & Community Relations 3
CJC-231 Constitutional Law 3
COM-231 Public Speaking 3
PSY-150 General Psychology 3

Spring Semester

CJC-213 Substance Abuse 3
CJC-221 Investigative Principles 4
CJC-232 Civil Liability 3
PSY-231 Forensic Psychology 3
SOC-230 Race and Ethnic Relations 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 69 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

CJC-111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJC-132 Court Procedure & Evidence 3
CJC-231 Constitutional Law 3

Spring Semester

CJC-113 Juvenile Justice 3
CJC-121 Law Enforcement Operations 3
CJC-131 Criminal Law 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 18 Hours

This certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise program (C55180X).

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Program Costs

Degree In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $4,700.00 $15,000.00
Books and Supplies $1,500.00 $1,500.00
Total Cost $6,200.00 $16,500.00
Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,462.50 $4,918.50
Books and Supplies $932.25 $932.25
Total Cost $2,394.75 $5,850.75

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Program Facts

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The BLET program at SCC has instructors from various law enforcement agencies, which allows the students to explore different agencies and what that particular agency can offer,

Angie Key

Class of 1997,
Associate Degree in Criminal Justice Technology

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