Criminal Justice Technology, AAS

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Program Introduction

The Criminal Justice Technology–A55180 curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. The 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.

Curriculum Preview


  • ACA 122 – College Transfer Success
    This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience.
  • CJC -212 – Ethics & Comm Relations
    This course covers ethical considerations and accepted standards applicable to criminal justice organizations and professionals.


  • CJC 112 – Criminology
    This course introduces deviant behavior as it relates to criminal activity.
  • ENG 111 – Writing and Inquiry
    This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process.


  • CJC 222 – Criminalistics
    This course covers the functions of the forensic laboratory and its relationship to successful criminal investigations and prosecutions.
  • PSY 150 – General Psychology
    This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior.


  • BIO 110 – Principles of Biology
    This course provides a survey of fundamental biological principles for non-science majors.
  • SOC 210 – Introduction to Sociology
    This course introduces the scientific study of human society, culture, and social interactions.


  • CJC 221 – Investigative Principles
    This course introduces the theories and fundamentals of the investigative process.
  • POL 120 – American Government
    This course is a study of the origins, development, structure, and functions of the American government.

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Who to Contact

For more information:
Dr. Terry Humphrey
Criminal Justice Program Chair/Instructor

Waller (Bldg 24), Room 211
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 961
Fax: (252) 233-6879

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