Criminal Justice Technology (A55180)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Fully Online Option Available

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 studies 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 with a felony conviction may have limited employment opportunities.

Students who have successfully completed 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 and passed the Commission’s comprehensive certificate examination will receive credit for CJC 121, CJC 122, CJC 170, CJC 213, and CJC 225 towards the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology.

Students who have completed the Detention Officer Certification Course (DOCC) or the NC Department of Public Safety Basic Correctional Officer Training course will receive credit for CJC 141, CJC 225, and CJC 233.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges

The Criminal Justice program articulates with the following four-year universities:

  • Brevard College (follow the standard program of study below)

  • Lees-McCrae College (follow the standard program of study below)

  • Mars Hill University (program outlined for Mars Hill University)

  • NC Wesleyan College (follow the standard program of study below)

  • Norwich University (follow the standard program of study below)

Students may be required to take developmental courses in Math and/or English as a result of high school GPA or pre-enrollment placement tests.  Therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Consult a program advisor for more information.

Fall Semester  (16-17 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 115 Success and Study Skills
or
ACA 122 College Transfer Success

0

2

0

0

1

CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice

3

0

0

0

3

CJC 113 Juvenile Justice

3

0

0

0

3

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

0

3

MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy
or
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
or
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I

2
or
2
or
3

2

0

0

3
or
3
or
4

POL 120 American Government

3

0

0

0

3

Spring Semester (15 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

CJC 112 Criminology

3

0

0

0

3

CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations

3

0

0

0

3

CJC 131 Criminal Law

3

0

0

0

3

CJC 132 Court Procedure & Evidence

3

0

0

0

3

CJC 141 Corrections

3

0

0

0

3

*Students who successfully complete the courses in the 2 semesters above are eligible for the Foundations of CJC Certificate* 

Summer Term (9 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc
or
ENG 114 Prof. Research and Reporting

3

0

0

0

3

***3 Credits must be selected from the list of major course electives at the bottom of the page

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Humanities Elective at the bottom of the page

*Students who successfully complete the courses in the 3 semesters above are eligible for the Criminal Justice Technology Diploma*

Fall Semester  (16 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

CJC 212 Ethics & Comm Relations

3

0

0

0

3

CJC 213 Substance Abuse

3

0

0

0

3

CJC 221 Investigative Principles

3

2

0

0

4

CJC 231 Constitutional Law

3

0

0

0

3

LDR 110 Introduction to Leadership

3

0

0

0

3

Spring Semester (12 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

CJC 122 Community Policing

3

0

0

0

3

CJC 255 Issues in Crim Justice App

3

0

0

0

3

POL 130 State and Local Government

3

0

0

0

3

***3 Credits must be selected from the list of major course electives at the bottom of the page

 **Humanities Electives

The following listings for Humanities Electives apply to Associate in Applied Science degree-seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the humanities elective requirement. ASL, foreign language, and public speaking courses cannot count as the sole humanities course in an associate in applied science program.

  • ART 111 Art Appreciation

  • ART 114 Art History Survey I

  • ART 115 Art History Survey II

  • DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation

  • DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre

  • DRA 211 Theatre History I

  • ENG 231 American Literature I

  • ENG 232 American Literature II

  • ENG 241 British Literature I

  • ENG 242 British Literature II

  • ENG 262 World Literature II

  • HUM 123 Appalachian Culture

  • HUM 160 Introduction to film

  • MUS 110 Music Appreciation

  • PHI 210 History of Philosophy

  • PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics

  • REL 110 World Religions

  • REL 211 Intro to Old Testament

  • REL 212 Intro to New Testament

  • REL 221 Religion in America

**Social/Behavioral Science Electives

The following listing for Social/Behavioral Science Electives applies to Associate in Applied Science degree seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the social/behavioral science elective requirement.

  • ANT 210 General Anthropology

  • ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics

  • ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics

  • GEO 111 World Regional Geography

  • HIS 111 World Civilizations I

  • HIS 112 World Civilizations II

  • HIS 131 American History I

  • HIS 132 American History II

  • POL 120 American Government

  • POL 130 State and Local Government

  • PSY 150 General Psychology

  • PSY 237 Social Psychology

  • PSY 241 Developmental Psychology

  • PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology

  • SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

  • SOC 213 Sociology of the Family

  • SOC 220 Social Problems

***Major Course Elective credits should be selected from the specific courses listed below

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

BIO 111 General Biology I

3

3

0

0

4

BIO 112 General Biology II

3

3

0

0

4

BUS 115 Business Law I

3

0

0

0

3

BUS 137 Principles of Management

3

0

0

0

3

BUS 270 Professional Development

3

0

0

0

3

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers

2

2

0

0

3

CJC 151 Intro to Loss Prevention

3

0

0

0

3

CJC 170 Critical Incident Mgmt Pub Saf

3

0

0

0

3

CJC 215 Organization & Administration

3

0

0

0

3

CJC 222 Criminalistics

3

0

0

0

3

CJC 223 Organized Crime

3

0

0

0

3

CJC 225 Crisis Intervention

3

0

0

0

3

CJC 232 Civil Liability

3

0

0

0

3

CJC 233 Correctional Law

3

0

0

0

3

CJC 241 Community Based Corrections

3

0

0

0

3

COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Comm

3

0

0

0

3

COM 231 Public Speaking

3

0

0

0

3

LDR 115 Evid-Based Ldrship & Dec Making

3

0

0

0

3

LDR 225 Leading Change

3

0

0

0

3

PAD 151 Intro to Public Admin

3

0

0

0

3

PAD 152 Ethics in Government

3

0

0

0

3

PAD 251 Public Finance & Budgeting

3

0

0

0

3

PAD 252 Public Policy Analysis

3

0

0

0

3

PED 110 Fit and Well for Life

1

2

0

0

2

PSY 150 General Psychology

3

0

0

0

3

SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

3

0

0

0

3

WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I

0

0

0

10

1

WBL 112 Work-Based Learning I

0

0

0

20

2

WBL 113 Work-Based Learning I

0

0

0

30

3

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program:    68-69