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Criminal Justice Technology, AAS - CIP Code: 43.0104

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Contact: (336) 334-4822, ext. 50393

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 dictated by the N.C. Criminal Justice Standards and the N.C. Sheriff’s Standards Divisions of the N.C. Department of Justice.

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.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion the Criminal Justice Technology AAS degree, 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. 
  • Examine issues related to inmate management in a correctional setting. 
  • Evaluate causes of adult and juvenile delinquent behavior and motivations for criminal activity.
  • Demonstrate detection, investigation, and enforcement procedures.

This degree can be completed in a traditional or completely online format.  For more information about eDegree programs, please visit the eDegree website. http://edegree.gtcc.edu


Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 15

Summer Semester I

  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective Credits: 3 3
  • Second English/Communications Elective Credits: 3 2

Total Credits: 6

Fall Semester II

Total Credits: 15-16

Total Credits: 14-15

Total credit hours required for degree: 66-68


2. Second English/Communications Electives

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4. ACA Elective

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