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Criminal Justice Technology

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Criminal Justice Technology 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 Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite: ENG 011
3 n/a n/a 3 3
SOC 210 Intro to Sociology Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
*CJC 120 Interviews/Interrogations Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1 1 2 n/a 3 2
CJC 212 Ethics and Community Relations Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
*CJC 231 Constitutional Law Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CIS 110 Intro to Computers Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1 and MAT 003 Tier 1 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 n/a 1 n/a n/a 1 1
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy Prerequisite: MAT 003 Tier 1 and ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisites: MAT 043
2 2 n/a 4 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
*CJC 132 Court Procedure and Evidence Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CJC 141 Corrections Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CJC 222 Criminalistics Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1 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 Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CJC 113 Juvenile Justice Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CJC 131 Criminal Law Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CJC 160 Terrorism: Underlying Issues Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
*CJC 225 Crisis Intervention Prerequisites for CJC 225: ENG 002 Tier 1 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 Prerequisite: ENG 111 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
Choose 3 semester credit hours of approved courses from the COA Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 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 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
*CJC 221 Investigative Principles Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 2 n/a 5 4
CJC 122 Community Policing
or
WBL 112 Work-Based Learning I
Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1 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 110 Basic Law Enforcement.