2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Criminal Justice Technology (AAS) A55180

The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum 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.

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 loss prevention specialist.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
CJC 111Intro to Criminal Justice
3
0

3

CJC 112Criminology
3
0

3

CJC 113Juvenile Justice
3
0

3

CJC 121Law Enforcement Operations
3
0

3

CJC 131Criminal Law
3
0

3

CJC 132Court Procedure & Evidence
3
0

3

CJC 141Corrections
3
0

3

CJC 212Ethics & Comm Relations
3
0

3

CJC 221Investigative Principles
3
2

4

CJC 231Constitutional Law
3
0

3

CJC 255Issues in Criminal Justice App
3
0

3

PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
3
0

3

CJC 255: Students must have taken CJC 111, CJC 112, CJC 121, CJC 132, CJC 141, CJC 221 and CJC 231 AND completed at least 40 SHC from CJC program before enrolling in CJC 255.

Major Electives: Select 9 hours from one of the following tracks:

Track 1: Human Services (9 hours)

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
CJC 211Counseling
3
0

3

CJC 213Substance Abuse
3
0

3

CJC 241Community-Based Corrections
3
0

3

Track 2: Law Enforcement (9 hours)

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
CJC 122Community Policing
3
0

3

 

CJC 222Criminalistics
3
0

3

and

CJC 161Intro Homeland Security
3
0

3

or

CJC 120Interviews/Interrogations
1
2

2

and

WBL 111Work-Based Learning I
0
10

1

WBL 111: Work based learning students must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours: at least 12 credit hours must be CJC courses, before enrolling in WBL 111.

Total Major Hours: 49

General Education Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ART 111Art Appreciation
3
0

3

DRA 111Theatre Appreciation
3
0

3

HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation
3
0

3

REL 211Intro to Old Testament
3
0

3

REL 212Intro to New Testament
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
HIS 131American History I
3
0

3

POL 120American Government
3
0

3

SOC 213Sociology of the Family
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy
2
2

3

(MAT 143 or higher)

Total General Education Hours: 16

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 65

Suggested Sequence of Courses

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

CJC 111Intro to Criminal Justice
3
0

3

CJC 121Law Enforcement Operations
3
0

3

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Major Elective*
1-3
0-10

3

Total Credit Hours:
13-15
2-12
16

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
CJC 112Criminology
3
0

3

CJC 113Juvenile Justice
3
0

3

CJC 141Corrections
3
0

3

CJC 212Ethics & Comm Relations
3
0

3

COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course*
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
17
2
18

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
CJC 131Criminal Law
3
0

3

CJC 132Court Procedure & Evidence
3
0

3

CJC 221Investigative Principles
3
2

4

CJC 231Constitutional Law
3
0

3

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
15
2
16

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
CJC 255Issues in Criminal Justice App
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts Course*
3
0

3

Major Track Electives*
1-3
0-10

6

Social/Behavioral Sciences Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
10-12
0-10
15

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 65