Javascript is currently not supported, or is disabled by this browser. Please enable Javascript for full functionality.

   
    Oct 18, 2018  
2014-2015 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

Criminal Justice Technology, A.A.S. (A55180)


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs

The Criminal Justice program provides you with 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. 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Formulate knowledge of the roles and interrelationships between the principal components of the criminal justice system (i.e., law enforcement, the courts, parole, juvenile justice system, and corrections).
  2. Analyze a working knowledge of criminal law and the elements of various crimes.
  3. Appraise knowledge of the constitutional rights of those accused of crimes and the related restrictions on law enforcement
  4. Distinguish a fundamental understanding of the role that crime plays in our society.
  5. Examine detection and investigation procedures and techniques utilized in the criminal justice system.

FIRST YEAR


Fall


Total Credit Hours: 12


Total Credit Hours: 15


Summer


  • Math Elective (MAT 143 or higher) (3 Credit Hours)
  • Humanities Elective (3 Credit Hours)
  • Social Science Elective (3 Credit Hours)

Total Credit Hours: 9


SECOND YEAR


Fall


Total Credit Hours: 15


Spring


Total Credit Hours: 18


Total Program Hours: 69


Note(s):


Students successfully completing a Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) course accredited by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission will receive credit for CJC 131-Criminal Law, CJC 132-Court Procedures and Evidence, CJC 221-Investigative Principles and CJC 231-Constitutional Law.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs