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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
Carolina UniversityGardner-Webb UniversityFayetteville State UniversityNorwich UniversityLiberty UniversityLees-McRae CollegePfeiffer UniversityUNC-CharlotteWestern Carolina UniversityFort Hays State UniversityWinston-Salem State University
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
Program is available online.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
Law Enforcement In-Service Training
CJC Experiential Learning Policy 2021
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:
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.
To be eligible for graduation a student must:
Instructors will enforce the SCC withdrawal policy if a student:
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
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