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Learn to enforce justice through local, state and federal processes while studying the criminal justice system’s role within society.

Meet your career goals:

  • Associate in Applied Science
    Earn a valuable Criminal Justice Technology Associate Degree in approximately two years.
  • Employment Opportunities
    Employment in this field is historically secure, challenging, and satisfying. Advancement is possible in larger agencies, with a promotion expected within the first 3-5 years.
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Learn more about Criminal Justice Technology.


Criminal Justice Technology students learn by doing.

The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum at Alamance Community College is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Your courses will focus on local, state and federal law enforcement, as well as judicial processes, corrections and security services and the criminal justice system’s role within society.

Cover the fields of psychology, humanities, math and writing with emphasis on criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics and community relations and correctional systems/alternatives.

Criminal Justice Technology graduates earn $32,000-$45,000 yearly.

(With five years experience. Contingent on economy and geographic location)

What you'll learn

  • Local, state and federal law enforcement
  • Judicial processes
  • Corrections and security services
  • The criminal justice system’s role within society

Jobs you'll qualify for

  • Law enforcement officers
  • County detention officers
  • Loss prevention specialists
  • Crime scene technicians
  • State wildlife officers
  • Telecommunicator


Students seeking admission to the Criminal Justice Technology curriculum should review their background to determine if they are likely to qualify for employment in the criminal justice field. Students who have concerns are encouraged to contact the Criminal Justice department head for assistance.

Students may be required to take one or more developmental English or math courses prior to the required course(s) depending upon their SAT, ACT, COMPASS or ASSET test scores.


Students enrolling in the program must meet specific emotional, behavioral, physical and cognitive standards. Students qualifying for special accommodations to these standards must contact the Coordinator for Special Needs and Counseling at 336-506-4130 for information.

Students successfully completing a Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) course accredited by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and/or the NC Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission will receive credit towards their degree.

Curriculum Plan

Earn a valuable degree to qualify for professional employment in only two years.

Associate Degree

Take a deep dive into Criminal Justice Technology with a two-year Associate in Applied Sciences degree. Gain exposure in all areas of criminal justice systems to prepare for a lucrative career in the industry.

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The Criminal Justice World

Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state and federal law enforcement, corrections and security fields, including police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, probation/parole officer, magistrate, state correctional officer and loss prevention specialist.

Students who are already employed in criminal justice agencies should find enhanced opportunities for advancement and a wider range of employment options.

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