Contact(s): John Lanier
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,
Employment opportunities exist in crime scene investigations, the court system, asset
protection, private security, local, state, and federal law enforcement, and corrections.
Examples include crime scene investigator, legal assistant, asset protection specialist,
private security officer, police officer, deputy sheriff, state trooper, detention
officer, and correctional officer.
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
Fayetteville State University
Western Carolina University
Fort Hays State University
Winston-Salem State University