Criminal Justice Technology

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 system; criminology; juvenile justice; criminal and constitutional law; investigative principles; ethics and community relations; correctional systems/alternatives; and includes concepts of government, counseling, and communications. Study is required in the fields of psychology, humanities, math and writing skills.

Admission

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. Upon entry into the Criminal Justice Technology curriculum, students may be required to sign a statement indicating that they understand that standards for employment are based on strict professional standards and that a review of their background is their responsibility and not that of the College.

Additional credit may be awarded for completion of Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) and state certification (since 1986) of the training, with a transcript from an accredited BLET program in the state of North Carolina. Final credit is approved by the Associate Dean, Health and Public Services.

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.

Technical Standards

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

Please Note:  The sequence of courses for the evening program may be slightly altered.

Students successfully completing a Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) course accredited by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and/or the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission will receive credit for CJC 120, CJC 131, CJC 132, CJC 221, CJC 225, and CJC 231 toward the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology.  Students must have passed the Standards Commissions’ comprehensive certification examination to receive such credit.

print Criminal Justice Technology • Semester by Semester

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CJC-111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 3
CJC-111   Introduction to Criminal Justice PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • DRE-097

This course introduces the components and processes of the criminal justice system. Topics include history, structure, functions, and philosophy of the criminal justice system and their relationship to life in our society. Upon completion, students should be able to define and describe the major system components and their interrelationships and evaluate career options.

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CJC-121 Law Enforcement Operations 3 3
CJC-121   Law Enforcement Operations PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take RED-080 or DRE-097

This course introduces fundamental law enforcement operations. Topics include the contemporary evolution of law enforcement operations and related issues. Upon completion, students should be able to explain theories, practices, and issues related to law enforcement operations.

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CJC-131 Criminal Law 3 3
CJC-131   Criminal Law PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take RED-080 or DRE-097

This course covers the history/evolution/principles and contemporary applications of criminal law. Topics include sources of substantive law, classification of crimes, parties to crime, elements of crimes, matters of criminal responsibility, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss the sources of law and identify, interpret, and apply the appropriate statutes/elements.

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ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 3
ENG-111   Writing and Inquiry PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE-098

This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.

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Math Elective*
*MAT 110 or higher
3 3
Semester Total 15 15
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CJC-112 Criminology 3 3
CJC-112   Criminology PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take RED-080 or DRE-097

This course introduces deviant behavior as it relates to criminal activity. Topics include theories of crime causation; statistical analysis of criminal behavior; past, present, and future social control initiatives; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to explain and discuss various theories of crime causation and societal response.

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CJC-141 Corrections 3 3
CJC-141   Corrections PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take RED-080 or DRE-097

This course covers the history, major philosophies, components, and current practices and problems of the field of corrections. Topics include historical evolution, functions of the various components, alternatives to incarceration, treatment programs, inmate control, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the various components, processes, and functions of the correctional system.

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CJC-212 Ethics & Community Relations 3 3
CJC-212   Ethics & Community Relations PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take RED-080 or DRE-097

This course covers ethical considerations and accepted standards applicable to criminal justice organizations and professionals. Topics include ethical systems; social change, values, and norms; cultural diversity; citizen involvement in criminal justice issues; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to apply ethical considerations to the decision-making process in identifiable criminal justice situations.

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ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3 3
ENG-114   Professional Research & Reporting PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • ENG 111

This course, the second in a series of two, is designed to teach professional communication skills. Emphasis is placed on research, listening, critical reading and thinking, analysis, interpretation, and design used in oral and written presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to work individually and collaboratively to produce well-designed business and professional written and oral presentations.

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Major Elective*
COM 231 Public Speaking is highly recommended
- 3
Semester Total 12 15
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CJC-132 Court Procedure & Evidence 3 3
CJC-132   Court Procedure & Evidence PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take RED-080 or DRE-097

This course covers judicial structure/process/procedure from incident to disposition, kinds and degrees of evidence, and the rules governing admissibility of evidence in court. Topics include consideration of state and federal courts, arrest, search and seizure laws, exclusionary and statutory rules of evidence, and other related issues. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and discuss procedures necessary to establish a lawful arrest/search, proper judicial procedures, and the admissibility of evidence.

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PSY-150 General Psychology 3 3
PSY-150   General Psychology PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • ENG 080 and RED 080 or DRE-097

This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology.

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Semester Total 6 6
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CJC-113 Juvenile Justice 3 3
CJC-113   Juvenile Justice PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take RED-080 or DRE-097

This course covers the juvenile justice system and related juvenile issues. Topics include an overview of the juvenile justice system, treatment and prevention programs, special areas and laws unique to juveniles, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify/discuss juvenile court structure/procedures, function and jurisdiction of juvenile agencies, processing/detention of juveniles, and case disposition.

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CJC-211 Counseling 3 3
CJC-211   Counseling PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take RED-080 or DRE-097

This course introduces the basic elements of counseling and specific techniques applicable to the criminal justice setting. Topics include observation, listening, recording, interviewing, and problem exploration necessary to form effective helping relationships. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss and demonstrate the basic techniques of counseling.

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COM-231 Public Speaking 3 3
COM-231   Public Speaking PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • RED-070 or DRE-096

This course provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion. Emphasis is placed on research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and special occasion public speaking. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and deliver well-organized speeches and participate in group discussion with appropriate audiovisual support.

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SPA-111 Elementary Spanish I 3 3
SPA-111   Elementary Spanish I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Coreq is SPA 181 lab

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Spanish and demonstrate cultural awareness.

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Major Elective - 3
Semester Total 12 15
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CJC-120 Interviews/Interrogations 3 2
CJC-120   Interviews/Interrogations PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take RED-080 or DRE-097

This course covers basic and special techniques employed in criminal justice interviews and interrogations. Emphasis is placed on the interview/interrogation process, including interpretation of verbal and physical behavior and legal perspectives. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct interviews/interrogations in a legal, efficient, and professional manner and obtain the truth from suspects, witnesses, and victims.

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CJC-221 Investigative Principles 5 4
CJC-221   Investigative Principles PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take RED-080 or DRE-097

This course introduces the theories and fundamentals of the investigative process. Topics include crime scene/incident processing, information gathering techniques, collection/preservation of evidence, preparation of appropriate reports, court presentations, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, explain, and demonstrate the techniques of the investigative process, report preparation, and courtroom presentation.

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CJC-231 Constitutional Law 3 3
CJC-231   Constitutional Law PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take RED-080 or DRE-097

The course covers the impact of the Constitution of the United States and its amendments on the criminal justice system. Topics include the structure of the Constitution and its amendments, court decisions pertinent to contemporary criminal justice issues, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify/discuss the basic structure of the United States Constitution and the rights/procedures as interpreted by the courts.

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Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 3
Semester Total 17 15
TOTAL CREDITS 66

Juvenile Justice

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SP CJC-113-61Y CLASS
Wood, Jeffrey
M,T,W,TH,F at 7:45 AM - 9:20 AM

RMCS RMCS1

Criminal Law

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SP CJC-131-62Y CLASS
Wood, Jeffrey
M,T,W,TH,F at 10:05 AM - 11:35 AM

SAHS SAHS1

Court Procedure & Evidence

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU CJC-132-01H CLASS
Holt, Teresa
T,TH at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Online
MAIN 00365

DSED ONLNE

Ethics & Community Relations

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SP CJC-212-63Y CLASS
Councilman, Kelly
M,T,W,TH,F at 12:09 PM - 1:46 PM

CHS CHS1

Public Speaking

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SP COM-231-61HY CLASS
Helms, Anne
T,TH at 8:58 AM - 9:51 AM

Online
CGSH CGSH1

DSED ONLNE

2018SU COM-231-01W CLASS
Elderkin, Dana
M,W at 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

B B325

2018SU COM-231-02E CLASS
Elderkin, Dana
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2018SU COM-231-03H CLASS
Dick, Marrissa
W at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Online
B B325

DSED ONLNE

2018SU COM-231-04E CLASS
Elderkin, Dana
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

Writing and Inquiry

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SP ENG-111-61Y CLASS
Doi, Courtney
T,TH at 12:20 PM - 1:15 PM

OFFC OFFC1

2018SU ENG-111-01W CLASS
Anders, Marian
M,W,F at 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

B B310

2018SU ENG-111-03W CLASS
Anders, Marian
M at 10:10 AM - 12:10 PM

W,F at 10:10 AM - 12:10 PM

B B310

B B200

2018SU ENG-111-04W CLASS
Craven, Paul
M,W at 12:40 PM - 3:40 PM

B B310

2018SU ENG-111-05W CLASS
Drago, Thomas
M,W at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

B B310

2018SU ENG-111-06E CLASS
Marano, Alexandra
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DSED ONLNE

2018SU ENG-111-07E CLASS
Marano, Alexandra
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2018SU ENG-111-08E CLASS
Anders, Marian
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DSED ONLNE

2018SU ENG-111-09E CLASS
Meritt, Jennifer
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DSED ONLNE

Professional Research & Reporting

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU ENG-114-01E CLASS
Helms, Anne
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

General Psychology

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SP PSY-150-61Y CLASS
O'Sullivan, Jame
M,W,F at 9:54 AM - 10:47 AM

CGSH CGSH1

2018SU PSY-150-01W CLASS
Honeycutt, Nancy
M,W at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

B B204

2018SU PSY-150-02E CLASS
Bassili, Joseph
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DSED ONLNE

2018SU PSY-150-03E CLASS
Harness, Alma
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2018SU PSY-150-04E CLASS
Williams, Jetta
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2018SU PSY-150-05E CLASS
Lewis, Nicklaus
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

Elementary Spanish I

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU SPA-111-01W CLASS
Yao, Kouassi
M,W,F at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MAIN 00264

2018SU SPA-111-02E CLASS
Yao, Adrienne
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2018SU SPA-111-03E CLASS
Yao, Adrienne
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

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.

Criminal Justice Technology Faculty

Name Email Phone
Collins, Rachel Email Rachel Collins 336-506-4109
Ellis, Rodney Email Rodney Ellis 336-506-4144
Hall, Ronald Email Ronald Hall 336-506-4279
Holt, Teresa Email Teresa Holt 336-506-4344
Councilman, Kelly Email Kelly Councilman email only
Williams, Michael Email Michael Williams email only
Woody, Brian Email Brian Woody email only