Criminal Justice Technology Associate Degree

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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 probations/ parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and, loss prevention specialist. 

TYPICAL COURSE SEQUENCE COURSE AND HOUR REQUIREMENTS

  • CIS 110 Introduction to Computers may be taken in lieu of CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
  • HIS 132 African-American History may be taken in lieu of HIS 131 American History II
  • MAT 143 Statistical Methods I may be taken in lieu of MAT 110 Quantitative Literacy
  • SOC 215 Social Problems may be taken in lieu of SOC 220 Social Diversity
Hours Per Week Hours
FIRST SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 1
CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice 3 0 3
CJC 112 Criminology 3 0 3
CJC 141 Corrections 3 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
*Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 3
15 2 16
Hours Per Week Hours
SECOND SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 2
CJC 113 Juvenile Justice 3 0 3
CJC 132 Court Procedure & Evidence 3 0 3
CJC 231 Constitutional Law 3 0 3
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 0 3
HIS 131 American History I 3 0 3
16 2 17
Hours Per Week Hours
THIRD SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
CJC 131 Criminal Law 3 0 3
CJC 221 Investigative Principles 3 2 4
CJC 122 Community Policing 3 0 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy 2 2 3
POL 120 American Government 3 0 3
14 4 16
Hours Per Week Hours
FOURTH SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3 0 3
CJC 212 Ethics & Comm Relations 3 0 4
CJC 222 Criminalistics 3 0 3
CJC 214 Victimology 3 0 3
SOC 220 Social Problems 3 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective* 3 0 3
18 0 19
*The Social/Behavioral Science elective must be chosen from the following:
HIS 121 Western Civilization I 3 0 3
HIS 122 Western Civilization II 3 0 3
HIS 131 American History I 3 0 3
HIS 132 American History II 3 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
***The Humanities/Fine Arts elective must be chosen from the following:
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3 0 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3 0 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3 0 3
ART 116 Survey of American Art 3 0 3
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation 3 0 3
HUM 121 The Nature of America 3 0 3
HUM 122 Southern Culture 3 0 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3 0 3
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz 3 0 3
MUS 210 History of Rock Music 3 0 3
REL 110 World Religions 3 0 3
REL 211 Intro to Old Testament 3 0 3
REL 212 Intro to New Testament 3 0 3
Students who have completed CJC 100 successfully, (Basic Law Enforce-ment Training) during or after Fall 2000, may receive the following course credit in the Criminal Justice Program:
CJC 131 Criminal Law 3 0 3
CJC 132 Court Procedure & Evidence 3 0 3
CJC 221 Investigative Principles 3 2 4
CJC 231 Constitutional Law 3 0 3

**WBL Option: Qualified students may elect to take three (3) credit hours of Work-Based Learning (WBL 111 and WBL 121 and WBL 131 or WBL 111 and WBL 112 or WBL 113) in lieu of HIS 131 American History I or HIS 132 American History II.

Total Semester hours credit: 68

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