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Criminal Justice Technology

Curriculum 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. 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. Examples include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.

Graduates will be able to:

  • For the 3 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 3 components of the American Criminal Justice System
  • Describe the function and utilization of the various complimentary accessories to the American Criminal Justice System
  • Articulate how the American Criminal Justice System addresses various categories of crime
  • Be able to explain the extent of crime in the United States and provide numerous plausible reasons/theories of why crime occurs.

After Graduation:

What jobs are available for Criminal Justice majors?

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

Potential employers for 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


Contact for information

Health and Public Services
Health and Public Services
Office: 828-395-1668
Department Directory

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.