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Criminal Justice Technology

Program Overview

The Associate in Science in Criminal Justice Technology provides you with a solid foundation of basic law enforcement skills. It includes courses in the areas of law enforcement, legal systems, crime prevention, corrections and probation. These areas of study are directly involved in the apprehension, prosecution, defense, sentencing, incarceration, and supervision of those suspected of, or charged with, criminal offenses.

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Program Details

The Associate in Science in Criminal Justice Technology is a technical degree. This program is for students seeking non-sworn positions in public safety professions. Coursework includes:

  • Criminology
  • Human Behavior and Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Narcotics and Dangerous Substances
  • Parole and Probations

This program additionally provides students with the opportunity to earn credits that can be applied towards College Credit Certificates which can enhance skills in many areas and provide a competitive edge in the industry. College Credit Certificates available in related areas include:

  • Homeland Security
  • Crime Scene Technology
  • Forensic Science

Career Prospects

Upon completion of the Criminal Justice Technology program, the student will be eligible for the Associate in Science degree. The A.S. degree opens up entry-level non-sworn positions in local, state and federal agencies, i.e., juvenile justice, private security, law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, detention centers and community based intervention programs. Employment may be found in a variety of situations such as:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Probation and Parole
  • Detention Centers

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