2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook 
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2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Technology (A55180), AAS

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

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

A high school diploma (or equivalent), satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) and a minimum GPA in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers pre-college courses to prepare students for the Criminal Justice Technology curriculum.

Program Curriculum

First Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 15 | Lab Hours 2 | Credit Hours 16

Second Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 15 | Credit Hours 15

Class Hours 15 | Lab Hours 4 | Credit Hours 17

Fourth Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 18 | Lab Hours 3 | Credit Hours 18

Total Credit Hours 66

Additional Curriculum Notes

  1. Students may wish to pursue their bachelor degree through an articulation agreement with The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
  2. Students who have been convicted of criminal activity may find it difficult to secure employment in the Criminal Justice field.
  3. The Humanities/Fine Arts elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 , ENG 231 , PHI 215  or PHI 240 .
  4. 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:
      Credit Hours: 3
      Credit Hours: 3
      Credit Hours: 4
      Credit Hours: 3
    toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology. Students must have completed Basic Law Enforcement Training since 1985.

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