2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 06, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Technology (A55180), AAS


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

Class Hours 15 | Lab Hours 2 | Credit Hours 16

Class Hours 15 | Credit Hours 15

Third Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 14 or 15 | Lab Hours 4 | Credit Hours 17

Fourth Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 18 | Credit Hours 18

Total Credit Hours 65 or 66

Additional Curriculum Notes

  1. Students may wish to pursue their bachelor degree through an articulation agreement with one of the following institutions:
    • The University of North Carolina at Pembroke;
    • The University of Mount Olive;
    • Lees McRae College
  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 non-course 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.
  5. Individuals who successfully complete the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Basic Correctional Officers Training Course (Correctional Officer Basic Training Course) will receive non-course credit for:
    CJC 141 - Corrections  Credit Hours: 3
    CJC 232 - Civil Liability  Credit Hours: 3
    CJC 233 - Correctional Law  Credit Hours: 3
    toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology.