Criminal Justice Technology

Contact(s): Max Boylen, Kim Hammett

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.

Stanly Community College's Criminal Justice graduates have continued their studies at universities in NC and around the country. The AAS degree might not be fully transferable to some universities.

Some graduates have continued their education at the following colleges and universities, although these colleges and universities may or may not currently have an articulation agreement.

Catawba College
Columbia College
Gardner-Webb University
Fayetteville State University
Norwich University
Liberty University
Lees-McRae College
Pfeiffer University
UNC-Charlotte
Western Carolina University
Fort Hays State University
Winston-Salem State University

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Describe modern techniques of criminal investigations.
  • Relate criminal law, constitutional law, juvenile law, and criminal procedures to "real world" situations.
  • Describe contemporary theories in criminology.
  • Compose effective written communication for criminal justice issues.
  • Apply an ethical decision-making process to criminal justice dilemmas.

Criminal Justice Technology – Associate in Applied Science – A55180

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
CJC 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJC 113 Juvenile Justice 3
CJC 131 Criminal Law 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
CJC 112 Criminology 3
CJC 141 Corrections 3
ENG 112
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
or Professional Research Reporting
3
MAT 143
Quantitative Literacy
or Statistical Methods I
3-4
 Credit Hours15-16
Summer
CJC 222 Criminalistics 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective * 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall
CJC 132 Court Procedure & Evidence 3
CJC 212 Ethics & Community Relations 3
CJC 215 Organization & Administration 3
CJC 231 Constitutional Law 3
 Credit Hours12
Spring
CJC 213 Substance Abuse 3
CJC 221 Investigative Principles 4
PSY 281
Abnormal Psychology
or Terrorism: Underlying Issues
or Forensic Psychology
3
Humanities Elective * 3
Major Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours65-66

*Please see the Suggested Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Elective List for AAS Majors webpage.

Major Electives

The student will satisfy the three (3) semester hours required for the major elective by choosing from the following list:

CCT 121Computer Crime Investigation4
CET 111Computer Upgrade/Repair I3
CET 150Computer Forensics I3
CJC 121Law Enforcement Operations3
CJC 151Introduction to Loss Prevention3
CJC 160Terrorism: Underlying Issues3
CJC 241Community-Based Corrections3
CTS 120Hardware/Software Support3
WBL 111Work-Based Learning I1
WBL 112Work-Based Learning I2
WBL 113Work-Based Learning I3
WBL 121Work-Based Learning II1
WBL 122Work-Based Learning II2
WBL 131Work-Based Learning III1

Note: Work-Based Learning may be taken over several semesters and may be repeated for additional credit.

Criminal Justice Diploma Option – D55180

Program is available online.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

ACA 111College Student Success1
CIS 110Introduction to Computers3
CJC 111Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJC 112Criminology3
CJC 113Juvenile Justice3
CJC 121Law Enforcement Operations3
CJC 131Criminal Law3
CJC 132Court Procedure & Evidence3
CJC 141Corrections3
CJC 212Ethics & Community Relations3
CJC 213Substance Abuse3
CJC 221Investigative Principles4
CJC 231Constitutional Law3
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3
PSY 150General Psychology3
Total Credit Hours44

Criminal Justice Certificate Option – Corrections – C55180C

Program is available online.

ACA 111College Student Success1
CJC 111Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJC 112Criminology3
CJC 113Juvenile Justice3
CJC 141Corrections3
CJC 212Ethics & Community Relations3
Total Credit Hours16

Criminal Justice Certificate Option – Court Procedures – C55180CT

Program is available online.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

ACA 111College Student Success1
CJC 111Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJC 131Criminal Law3
CJC 132Court Procedure & Evidence3
CJC 212Ethics & Community Relations3
CJC 231Constitutional Law3
Total Credit Hours16

Criminal Justice Certificate Option - Computer Crime Investigation - C55180F

Program is available online.

ACA 111College Student Success1
CCT 121Computer Crime Investigation4
CET 111Computer Upgrade/Repair I3
or CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support
CJC 132Court Procedure & Evidence3
CJC 221Investigative Principles4
CJC 231Constitutional Law3
Total Credit Hours18

Criminal Justice Certificate Option – Law Enforcement – C55180L

Program is available online.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

ACA 111College Student Success1
CJC 111Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJC 112Criminology3
CJC 121Law Enforcement Operations3
CJC 131Criminal Law3
CJC 212Ethics & Community Relations3
Total Credit Hours16

Criminal Justice Certificate Option – Security/Loss Prevention – C55180S

Program is available online.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

ACA 111College Student Success1
CJC 111Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJC 131Criminal Law3
CJC 132Court Procedure & Evidence3
CJC 151Introduction to Loss Prevention3
CJC 221Investigative Principles4
Total Credit Hours17

Criminal Justice Technology - Corrections CCP

Tuition-waived program for Career & College Promise (high school juniors and seniors)

CJC 111Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJC 112Criminology3
CJC 113Juvenile Justice3
CJC 141Corrections3
CJC 212Ethics & Community Relations3
Total Credit Hours15

Criminal Justice Technology - Law Enforcement CCP

Tuition-waived program for Career & College Promise (high school juniors and seniors)

CJC 111Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJC 112Criminology3
CJC 121Law Enforcement Operations3
CJC 131Criminal Law3
CJC 212Ethics & Community Relations3
Total Credit Hours15

Criminal Justice Technology - Security CCP

Tuition-waived program for Career & College Promise (high school juniors and seniors)

ACA 111College Student Success1
CJC 111Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJC 131Criminal Law3
CJC 151Introduction to Loss Prevention3
CJC 212Ethics & Community Relations3
CJC 221Investigative Principles4
Total Credit Hours17

Criminal Justice Technology - Court Procedures CCP

Tuition-waived program for Career & College Promise (high school juniors and seniors)

ACA 111College Student Success1
CJC 111Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJC 131Criminal Law3
CJC 132Court Procedure & Evidence3
CJC 212Ethics & Community Relations3
CJC 231Constitutional Law3
Total Credit Hours16

Admission Requirements

  1. Submit a properly completed Application for Admission to the Admissions Office at Stanly Community College.
  2. Submit all official transcripts to the Admissions Office at SCC; an official copy of a high school transcript showing successful completion of all requirements for a diploma. A GED certificate indicating a passing score or an adult high school diploma is acceptable in lieu of a regular high school diploma. An official transcript copy from each college, university, or other post-secondary institution attended by the applicant must be submitted to the Admissions Office at SCC if the applicant wishes to be considered for transfer credit.
  3. Complete the placement test (ASSET or COMPASS). Applicants who have previously completed and may be exempt from placement testing. Applicants presenting ASSET or COMPASS scores older than five years will be required to retest.

Criteria for Progressions

Students are recommended to follow the course sequence in their progression toward graduation. Students are encouraged to take all Developmental Courses prior to beginning Criminal Justice Technology courses.

Grading scales for students are as follows:

  • A = 90 - 100 (Exceeding Expectations);
  • B = 80 - 89 (Meeting Expectations);
  • C = 70 - 79 (Approaching Expectations);
  • F = 0 - 69 (Does Not Meet Expectations);
  • S = Satisfactory Passing.

To progress in the Criminal Justice Technology program, all students must make a grade of C or higher or S in all courses. Students earning less than a C in any course must repeat the course as soon as possible.

Criteria for Graduation

To be eligible for graduation a student must:

  1. Complete all course requirements, earning a grade of C or higher.
  2. Complete an Application for Graduation.
  3. Pay a graduation fee at the time of registration for the last semester.
  4. Earn at least one-fourth of credits required for a degree, diploma, or certificate from SCC.
  5. Fulfill all financial obligations to the College

Withdrawing from Classes

Instructors will enforce the SCC withdrawal policy if a student:

  1. requests withdrawal, or
  2. has two consecutive weeks of absences, regardless of contact, for a 16 week (full-semester) or one week of absence, regardless of contact, for an 8 week, or
  3. is not meeting the requirements of the course. The student may withdraw or drop the course by the date as published in the Academic Calendar for each semester. Students will be assigned a W (Withdrawn) by the Records and Registration Office.

Students will not be allowed to withdraw from the course during the last two weeks of the semester. Instructors who initiate drops during the last two weeks of the term must assign a grade to the student from the grading system as published in the SCC catalog.