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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.

Course Sequence

First Fall Semester Course List
Course Course Name Class Lab Credit
CJC 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 0 3
CJC 113 Juvenile Justice 3 0 3
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3 0 3
CJC 141 Corrections 3 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
Total 15 0 15
First Spring Semester Course List
Course Course Name Class Lab Credit
CJC 112 Criminology 3 0 3
CJC 131 Criminal Law 3 0 3
CJC 132 Court Procedure & Evidence 3 0 3
ENG 112 Writing Research in the Disciplines 3 0 3
Mathematics Elective 2-3 2 3-4
Total 14-15 2 15-16
Summer Semester Course List
Course Course Name Class Lab Credit
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 3
Total 5 2 6
Second Fall Semester Course List
Course Course Name Class Lab Credit
CJC 122 Community Policing 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 120 or COM 231 Intro. Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking 3 0 3
Total 15 2 16
Second Spring Semester Course List
Course Course Name Class Lab Credit
CJC 212 Ethics & Community Relations 3 0 3
CJC 214 Victimology 3 0 3
CJC 215 Organization & Administration 3 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Total 12 0 12

Total Credits: 64-65

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective– Choose one of the following:

UGETC: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, ENG 21, 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

Employment Competencies

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Explain the complexities of the criminal justice professional’s job and their interactions with the public.
  • Evaluate the similarities and differences between and among the components of the Criminal Justice System, the Police, Courts, and Corrections.
  • Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply research literature from multiple social science disciplines (e.g., sociology, psychology, criminology, and political science).
  • To identify and understand the need for positive interaction between the Criminal Justice System, the community it serves and develop relationships between those of cultural and socioeconomic diversity.
  • Apply sociological and psychological theories to understand criminal behavior.

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.

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 audience.

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. 

Pass Rates by Year
"This was a great class to be in! This was also my first completely online CJC class and I was worried about it at first, but I learned so much from this class! The instructor knows about every topic that we covered and I enjoyed learning from him! He also responds back to students very fast!"
-- Fall 2021 CJT Student


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