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Criminal Justice Technology (A55180)

Associate in Applied Science

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.

Employment Outlook

Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 5% from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment for criminal justice professionals such as police, corrections officers, and probation/parole officers may vary depending on local and state funding.

Employment Competencies

Communication – The ability to effectively exchange ideas and information with others through oral, written, or visual means.
Integrity and Professionalism – Workplace behaviors that relate to ethical standards, honesty, fairness, respect, responsibility, self-control, criticism and demeanor.
Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork- The ability to work effectively with others, especially to analyze situations, establish priorities, and especially apply resources for solving problems or accomplishing tasks.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester Class Lab Credit
CJC 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 0 3
CJC 112 Criminology 3 0 3
CJC 122 Community Policing 3 0 3
CJC 131 Criminal Law 3 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
15 0 15
Spring Semester
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 0 2 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CJC 113 Juvenile Justice 3 0 3
CJC 132 Court Procedure & Evidence 3 0 3
CJC 141 Corrections 3 0 3
ENG 112 Writing Research in the Disciplines 3 0 3
Mathematics Elective 2-3 2 3-4
16-17 6 19-20
Fall Semester
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3 0 3
CJC 213 Substance Abuse 3 0 3
CJC 221 Investigative Principles 3 2 4
CJC 231 Constitutional Law 3 0 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 3
15 2 16
Spring Semester
CJC 212 Ethics & Community Relations 3 0 3
CJC 215 Organization & Administration 3 0 3
CJC 214 Victimology 3 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
15 0 15
TOTAL CREDITS: 65-66
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Choose one of the following: UGETC: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 241, ENG 242, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, PHI 240 Gen Ed: HUM 115, REL 110
Mathematics Elective – Choose one of the following: UGETC: MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171

NOTE: Students successfully completing a Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) 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 the following courses. Students must have completed BLET since 1983. Students should contact the BLET Coordinator for details.

CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations
CJC 131 Criminal Law
CJC 132 Court Procedure & Evidence
CJC 221 Investigative Principles
CJC 231 Constitutional Law

General Education Outcomes

Rockingham Community College has three general education outcomes:

Communication: Students will communicate using the conventions appropriate for the intended academic or professional audiences.

Information Literacy: Students will locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information for academic and professional tasks.

Critical Thinking: Students will analyze information and ideas and develop reasoned solutions to academic or professional problems. 

Outcomes Pass Rates by Year
2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Communication 45% 66% 36% 61%
Information Literacy 87% 64% 61% 51%
Critical Thinking 51% 52% 41% 65%

Address

Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact

336-342-4261
336-349-9986 (fax)
info@rockinghamcc.edu