Programs of Study

Criminal Justice Technology AAS

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. 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

Admissions Office

Degree Requirements

The following suggested schedule is based on full-time enrollment. Part-Time Students begin with ACA-111, CJC-111, CJC-121. Continue with sequence of required courses. General education courses may be taken at any time. For information about prerequisites and corequisites, please refer to the catalog.

Courses in this program

First Semester

Semester Credit Hours: 13

Second Semester

Semester Credit Hours: 15

Third Semester

Semester Credit Hours: 9

Fourth Semester

Semester Credit Hours: 12

Fifth Semester

Semester Credit Hours: 13

Major Elective

Students must select three credits from the following options. Contact an advisor for information on work based learning courses.