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.


Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses must be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses 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.

General Education Core Courses - 18/19 Credit Hours

ENG 101 English Composition I

MAT 110 College Algebra


MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics

PSY 201 General Psychology

SPC 205 Public Speaking

------ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

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:


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



CRJ 120 Constitutional Law 303

CRJ 125 Criminology 303

PSY 201 General Psychology 303

SPC 205 Public Speaking 303

------ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective303



CRJ 145 Juvenile Delinquency 303

CRJ 202 Criminalistics 303



CRJ 220 Judicial Process 303

CRJ 222 Ethics in Criminal Justice 303

CRJ 224 Police Community Relations 303

MAT 110 College Algebra 303


MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics

------ Departmental Approved Elective303



CRJ 236 Criminal Evidence 303

CRJ 242 Correctional Systems 303

CRJ 244 Probation, Pardon, and Parole 303

CRJ 250 Criminal Justice Internship I 390


CRJ 260 Seminar in Criminal Justice



63960Program Total


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

Departmental Approved Electives

ENG 102 English Composition II

PSC 201 American Government

PSC 215 State and Local Government

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I

SPA 105 Conversational Spanish

Program Contact

Johnson, Gary Department Chair, Legal Studies