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  Feb 23, 2018
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Technology - Homeland Security Track, AAS

A 55 18 0

Contact: (336) 334-4822, ext. 50261

This curriculum is designed to provide practical 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.

Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computers and technology.

Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state and federal law enforcement, corrections and security fields. Examples include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer and retail loss prevention officer.

All students interested in a career in criminal justice, in a part-time or full-time capacity, must meet the special requirements as indicated on the curriculum brochure by the N.C. Criminal Justice Standards and the N.C. Sheriff’s Standards Divisions of the N.C. Department of Justice. Students may not be convicted of any felony or specific misdemeanors. They cannot be convicted of any offense of moral turpitude. Examples of moral turpitude are, but are not limited to: rape, any sexual offense, indecent liberties, use, sale, or manufacture of controlled substances, or any offense which addresses public morality.

To be employed in this field, it is necessary to be a U.S. citizen.

Note: All or some of the courses in this program may transfer to a 4-year institution. Please see your advisor and/or transfer institution of interest.

Homeland Security Track

A 55 18 0 A2

The Homeland Security Track is designed for those who desire to work in more generalized areas of national security such as Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion the Criminal Justice Technology: Homeland Security track, the graduate should be able to:

  • Explain goals, processes and organizational components of the American Justice System.
  • Apply statutory and case law to various legal scenarios.
  • Evaluate causes of adult and juvenile delinquent behavior and motivations for criminal activity.
  • Demonstrate detection, investigation, and enforcement procedures.
  • Analyze ethical dilemmas as they apply to victims, suspects, and the public.
  • Explain the role of Homeland Security as it relates to terrorism response, intelligence gathering, and border security.

This degree can be completed in a traditional or completely online format. Students must successfully complete ACA 112 Intro to Distance Learning , as an entrance requirement for the completely online option. For more information about eDegree programs, please visit the eDegree website.

Total Credits: 15

Spring Semester I

Total Credits: 15

Summer Semester I

Total Credits: 7-8

Fall Semester II

Total Credits: 13-14

Spring Semester II

Total Credits: 15

Total credit hours required for degree: 65-67


1. Criminal Justice Technical Electives

Choose 2 courses from:

3. Social/Behavioral Science Electives

5. Humanities/Fine Arts Electives