Total credit hours: 67
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. With additional training, employment opportunities include police officer, deputy sheriff, state trooper, wild life officer, alcohol enforcement officer, (CSI) crime scene investigator, evidence custodian or records clerk.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the four major components of the criminal justice system and their histories.
- Use critical thinking and problem solving to apply effective and efficient techniques to policing, investigations, ethical dilemmas, constitutional applications, and the administration of justice.
- Analyze the significance of federal and state statutory law, case law, and constitutional law as it relates to the criminal justice system.
Students must demonstrate English and mathematics “college readiness” levels, via college-level English/math courses or by completion of or waiver credit for specified “transition” or co-requisite courses.
NOTE: Special legal requirements exist which may limit the ability of an individual to obtain pre-employment experience, employment, or licensure in this field. Prospective students should obtain additional information from a College counselor or program faculty member prior to seeking admission.
Advanced Standing - Students who have successfully completed Basic Law Enforcement Training will receive 19 semester hours of credit toward the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice. Students will receive credit for the following courses:
- CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations (CAA) Credit Hours: 3.00
- CJC 131 Criminal Law Credit Hours: 3.00
- CJC 132 Course Procedure & Evidence Credit Hours: 3.00
- CJC 221 Investigative Principals Credit Hours: 4.00
- CJC 231 Constitutional Law Credit Hours: 3.00
- CJC 232 Civil Liability Credit Hours: 3.00
In addition to Davidson-Davie requirements and course objectives, there are technical standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability, and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of criminal justice. These technical standards are available from the academic advisor or program faculty. Criminal Justice Technical Standards (PDF opens in new window)
See below for an example of a full time pathway.