Major in Criminal Justice Technology (CRJS) Associate Degree in Applied Science – 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 learning. Once admitted, students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in each major course.

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

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.

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Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses 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 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

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:

The goals of the Paralegal Associate Degree in Applied Science program are to offer a concentrated program of study to:

A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give advice, or represent clients in a court of law.

The Paralegal Associate Degree program is designed to meet the following objectives:

The Paralegal Associate Degree program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having met all curriculum requirements necessary for training qualified paralegals.

The Paralegal Associate Degree program requires at least a grade of “C” in ALL legal (LEG prefix) classes to graduate from the program.

Program Specific Residency Requirements:

The Associate in Applied Science – Major in Paralegal program requires that at least 50% of the Legal Specialty Courses must be taken at Central Carolina Technical College.

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


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Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses 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 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

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: