2022-2023 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Technology, AAS

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Program Description

The Criminal Justice Technology associate degree is a sequence of courses that prepares students for criminal justice professions. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of criminal justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a criminal justice technology associate degree. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential.

View the Criminal Justice AAS Program Fact Sheet  for additional information.

A criminal background check will be completed prior to the first day of the practicum or externship (CRJU 2090 / CRJU 2100 ) by most Criminal Justice agencies. Failure to complete and pass this criminal background check to the satisfaction of the internship site will prohibit the externship experience and result in a failing grade preventing the student from completion of the program. Program director approval is required before registration of the practicum or externship (CRJU 2090 / CRJU 2100 ).

Employment Opportunities

Entry-level positions in corrections, security, investigative, and law enforcement fields


Essential General Education Core Courses (18 Credits)

Area I - Language Arts/Communication

(Successful completion of ENGL 1101  is required)

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences

(Successful completion of POLS 1101  is required)

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics

(Choose ONE of the following)

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts

(Choose ONE of the following)

General Education Elective:

To meet the minimum required 18 semester credit hours in General Core Courses, an additional 3 semester credit hours must be taken from Area I, Area II, Area III, or Area IV. Students can view the complete list of classes here.

Total Hours: 62

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