See for yourself. Choose from more than 50 programs of study at Central Carolina Technical College, a public, two-year South Carolina institution dedicated to fostering a positive teaching and learning environment for students in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties. CCTC offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates, utilizes both traditional and online courses, and has cooperative agreements with other four-year colleges and universities for a smooth transfer if that’s your goal. We invite you to explore our website to learn more!

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Instructor, Criminal Justice

Patina Calhoun is retired from the Sumter County Sheriff Department and has been a Criminal Justice instructor at Central Carolina Technical College for 10 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Morris College and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Criminal Justice from Walden University.

The Criminal Justice Technology Associate Degree in Applied Science program at CCTC seeks to develop an understanding of the causes and the prevention of crime, impacts of human behavior, the legal system, and the organization and conduct of criminal justice functions. The curriculum provides essential knowledge of the functions and prevalent problems of criminal justice agencies and the organizational, legal, and social context within which they operate. The program meets the needs of in-service students who seek to improve their professional qualifications and of those students who are preparing for employment with criminal justice agencies.

Career opportunities include employment with municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies and court systems; industrial/retail security; social service agencies; juvenile justice; and correctional agencies. In addition, Central Carolina Criminal Justice Technology courses may be used for recertification credit with the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.

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