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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 certificate 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.


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
CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice 3 0 0 3
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3 0 0 3
CJC 131 Criminal Law REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
CJC 141 Corrections 3 0 0 3
CJC 231 Constitutional Law REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
CJC 222 Criminalistics 3 0 0 3
  Total: 18 0 0 18

Total Credit Hours: 18