Criminal Justice Technology

Program Description

The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Criminal Justice Technology 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.

The 64 SHC program emphasizes criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. In addition to general education classes in mathematics, English, and sociology, students may also study issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology.

The program is available completely online as well as in the traditional face-to-face seated environment. Courses are offered in the two formats in alternate semesters to encourage student completion.

Admission Criteria

Admission to this program requires that students be high school graduates or have a recognized equivalency. Upon successful completion of CJC 110, a student enrolling in the Associate in Applied Science Degree program in Criminal Justice Technology will be given credit for CJC 120, CJC 131, CJC 132, CJC 221, and CJC 231. Students should contact Student Services for details.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the criminal justice system and its components (law enforcement, the courts, parole, juvenile justice and corrections)
  • Select appropriate techniques and practices for various types of criminal investigations
  • Apply knowledge of criminal and constitutional law to criminal scenarios.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Some of the employment examples listed below may require additional training. Examples of employment include:

  • police officer
  • deputy sheriff
  • county detention officer
  • state trooper
  • intensive probation/parole surveillance officer
  • correctional officer
  • loss prevention specialist

Contact Information

CJC Program Coordinator

Dean of Career Programs

Admissions Office

Degrees and Certificates