Criminal Justice Technology (CRJS)

(CIP Code 430104)

63/64 Semester Hours

The Criminal Justice Technology Associate Degree in Applied Science program 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.

Courses in this program are offered during the day, evening, and through distance education. Once admitted, students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in each major course.

Specific/Special Admission Information
Students should be aware that many positions in the Criminal Justice field require no previous criminal convictions (i.e., DUI, bad check convictions, open container convictions, excessive traffic convictions, etc.). A favorable credit history may also be required as a requirement for employment.

 

General Education Core Courses - 18/19 Credit Hours

ENG 101 English Composition I

MAT 110 College Algebra

  OR

MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics

PSY 201 General Psychology

SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I

  OR

SPA 105 Conversational Spanish

SPC 205 Public Speaking

Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses must be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 031, MAT 032, RDG 032, and ENG 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

courses required to complete this program

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

FALL SEMESTER - FIRST YEARCreditLabClass

COL 105 Freshman Seminar 303

CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 303

CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 303

CRJ 115 Criminal Law I 303

ENG 101 English Composition I 303

15015Total

SPRING SEMESTER - FIRST YEARCreditLabClass

CRJ 120 Constitutional Law 303

CRJ 125 Criminology 303

PSY 201 General Psychology 303

SPC 205 Public Speaking 303

------ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective303

15015Total

SUMMER SEMESTER - FIRST YEARCreditLabClass

CRJ 145 Juvenile Delinquency 303

CRJ 202 Criminalistics 303

606Total

FALL SEMESTER - SECOND YEARCreditLabClass

CRJ 220 Judicial Process 303

CRJ 222 Ethics in Criminal Justice 303

CRJ 224 Police Community Relations 303

MAT 110 College Algebra 303

  OR

MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics

SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I 404

  OR

SPA 105 Conversational Spanish

16016Total

SPRING SEMESTER - SECOND YEARCreditLabClass

CRJ 236 Criminal Evidence 303

CRJ 242 Correctional Systems 303

CRJ 244 Probation, Pardon, and Parole 303

CRJ 250 Criminal Justice Internship I 390

  OR

CRJ 260 Seminar in Criminal Justice

1299Total

 

64961Program Total

 

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Law, Public Service, and Corrections & Security

Program Contact

Johnson, Gary Department Chair, Legal Studies