Isothermal Community College

Applied Sciences and Technologies

Criminal Justice Technology

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Diploma and certificate are available in this curriculum.

Program Description

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.

Course Checklist

Graduates will be able to:

  • For the three components of the American Criminal Justice System (law enforcement, courts, and corrections), understand each of their histories, present day operations, and potential future outlooks
  • Have a working knowledge of the laws, policies, and programs that direct/govern the American Criminal Justice System
  • Demonstrate and discuss basic criminal justice practices that are incorporated in the journey of a crime as it passes through the three components of the  American Criminal Justice System
  • Articulate how the American Criminal Justice System addresses various categories of crime
  • Explain the extent of crime in the United States and provide numerous plausible reasons/theories of why crime occurs

What fields or jobs are available for Criminal Justice majors?

  • Correctional Officer
  • County Detention Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Police Officer
  • Private Security Specialist
  • State Trooper
  • Surveillance Officer

Who employs Criminal Justice majors?

  • Administrative Office of the Courts
  • County Sheriff’s Office
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Local Police Departments
  • Military Police
  • NC Department of Corrections
  • NC State Highway Patrol
  • Private Security Companies or Firms

Criminal Justice Technology Career Pathways:

  • Juvenile Justice/Human Services Counselor
  • Pre-Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)
  • Pre-Criminal Investigation/Forensics
  • Pre-Corrections Officer or Probation/Parole Officer
  • Pre-Military Service

2+2 examples:

  • East Carolina University Online Program
  • Gardner-Webb University GOAL Program
  • Western Carolina University

Where do I find more information?

Gainful Employment Information Certificate

Gainful Employment Information Diploma