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Criminal Justice Technology

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Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Criminal Justice Technology program will introduce you to criminal justice systems and operations, including judicial processes, corrections, security services, and local, state and federal law enforcement.

Core Classes

  • Criminal justice systems
  • Criminology
  • Juvenile justice
  • Criminal and constitutional law
  • Investigative principles
  • Ethics and community relations
  • Issues and concepts of government
  • Counseling
  • Communications
  • Computers and technology

You may transfer CJC 111, 121 and 141 to the University of North Carolina system and apply these classes to a four-year criminal justice program.

Careers

Employment opportunities exist in corrections, security, and local, state and federal law enforcement, including positions as police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, correctional officer and loss prevention.

Visit the occupational outlook handbooks on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website:

Police and Detectives

Correctional Officers

Private Detectives

Security Guards

Curriculum Guides

First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
SOC 210 Intro to Sociology Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
*CJC 120 Interviews/Interrogations Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 1 2 n/a 3 2
CJC 212 Ethics and Community Relations Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
*CJC 231 Constitutional Law Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CIS 110 Intro to Computers Prerequisites: Appropriate placement, or ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 2 2 n/a 4 3
Total Semester Hours 18 4 n/a 22 20
First Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
WBL 110 World of Work none 1 n/a n/a 1 1
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy Prerequisites: DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050, and DRE 098 2 2 n/a 4 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Prerequisites: RED 080, or ENG 085, or DRE 097, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
*CJC 132 Court Procedure and Evidence Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CJC 141 Corrections Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CJC 222 Criminalistics Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 18 2 n/a 20 19
Second Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
CJC 112 Criminology Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or
appropriate placement
3 n/a n/a 3 3
CJC 113 Juvenile Justice Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CJC 131 Criminal Law Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CJC 160 Terrorism: Underlying Issues Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
*CJC 225 Crisis Intervention Prerequisites for CJC 225: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 15 n/a n/a 15 15
Second Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
COM 231 Public Speaking Prerequisites: ENG 111 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
Choose three semester credit hours of approved courses from the
College of The Albemarle (COA) Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) list

Cannot be a COM prefix or a foreign language
Prerequisites: varies 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CJC 170 Critical Incident Management for Public Safety Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or
appropriate placement
3 n/a n/a 3 3
*CJC 221 Investigative Principles Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or
appropriate placement
3 2 n/a 5 4
CJC 122 Community Policing
or
WBL 112 Work-Based Learning I
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or
appropriate placement
0 – 3 n/a 0 – 20 3 – 20 2 – 3
Total Semester Hours 15 2 0 – 20 17 – 34 15 – 16
Total Semester Hours Required for Diploma 69 – 70

*Courses may be substituted with credit from successful completion of CJC 100 Basic Law Enforcement Training.

Contact

  • Evans, Mark

  • Part-Time Program Coordinator,
    Criminal Justice Technology

  • Dare County Campus: CE 131

  • 252-473-2264 ext. 7517