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Criminal Justice Technology

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Are you a problem-solver who is motivated and wants to serve your community? A career in criminal justice may be for you. The Criminal Justice Technology program will prepare for a career in law enforcement, corrections, or security. You'll study local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections and security services, and the criminal justice system's role within society will also be explored. You'll also get hands-on experience, so you will be ready to make snap decisions in real-world situations.

Employment opportunities include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.

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Courses for this A.A.S. degree program are offered day, online and/or hybrid.

First Year: Fall Semester (19 Semester Hours Credit)

First Year: Spring Semester (15 Semester Hours Credit)

  • CJC 113 - Juvenile Justice
  • CJC 121 - Law Enforcement Operations
  • CJC 131 - *Criminal Law
  • CJC 132 - *Court Procedures & Evidence
  • ENG 112 - Writing/Research in the Disciplines OR ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting

Second Year: Fall Semester (15 or 16 Semester Hours Credit)

  • CJC 212 - Ethics & Community Relations
  • CJC 215 - Organization & Administration
  • CJC 231 - *Constitutional Law
  • PSY 150 - General Psychology
  • --- Math/Natural Science Elective

Second Year: Spring Semester (16 Semester Hours Credit)

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT FOR DEGREE: 65 or 66

Humanities/Fine Arts courses approved for this program.

*Credit granted for successful completion of BLET (after Jan. 1, 2000)

Math/Natural Science Elective must be taken from one of these courses:

BIO 110BIO 111CHM 131 and CHM 131ACHM 151GEL 111MAT 110MAT 143MAT 152PHY 110 and PHY 110A

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Courses for this certificate program are offered day, online and/or hybrid.

First Year: Fall Semester (6 Semester Hours Credit)

First Year: Spring Semester (6 Semester Hours Credit)

  • CJC 121 - Law Enforcement Operations
  • CJC 132 - *Court Procedures & Evidence

Total Semester Hours Credit: 12

*Credit granted for successful completion of BLET (after Jan. 1, 2000)

How do I apply?

Click here to determine your student status, then follow the steps.

When do I know that I am accepted?

The Registrar’s office will send you an official acceptance letter once you are accepted.

When do I register for classes?

Student Services will send you a letter inviting you to registration.

What will I study?

Randolph Community College’s two-year associate degree in Criminal Justice Technology will provide knowledge of the criminal justice system and its operations and will open doors in virtually every area of law enforcement.
 
Study will focus on the following:

  • Ethics — local, state, and federal law enforcement.
  • Juvenile Justice — investigative principles.
  • Security Services — criminal and constitutional law.
  • Criminology — judicial processes.
  • Corrections — community relations.
  • Additional study may include the criminal justice system’s role within society, issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology.
RCC’s Criminal Justice program is offered in the day and evening, with many courses offered online or as hybrid courses (part online and part on campus). A one-year diploma program and a certificate program are also available. Students who already have a Basic Law Enforcement Training certificate can transfer 16 credit hours toward completion of their Criminal Justice degree.

Do you have online/evening classes?

Yes! We have online classes and some evening classes.

RCC’s Criminal Justice program is offered in the day and evening, with many courses offered online or as hybrid courses (part online and part on campus). A one-year diploma program and a certificate program are also available. Students who already have a Basic Law Enforcement Training certificate can transfer 16 credit hours toward completion of their Criminal Justice degree.

What types of jobs do your graduates pursue?

Jobs in criminal justice vary widely, depending on location, interests, and other variables. Some options include law enforcement officers, detectives, state troopers, or corrections officers. 

How much do the jobs pay?

In North Carolina, the median salary for a detective/criminal investigator is around $60,000 a year, with starting salaries beginning around $32,800 and going as high as $80,000. It is important to keep in mind that detectives and investigators are not entry-level jobs. They require experience.

Are Scholarships and Financial Aid available?

Yes, refer to our Financial Aid page for additional information.

High School Seniors: Want to have the state of NC pay for your Associate in Criminal Justice? Find out how.

RanNCCJAdolph Community College's Criminal Justice program is a member of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Association.

More information about the NCCJA

 

Upon successful completion of the Criminal Justice Technology program, the student should be able to:

  • Discuss the processes, techniques and law involved in investigating, prosecuting, and housing offenders.
  • Determine how theories of criminal behavior affect treatment options.
  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately interpret case law.

The Criminal Justice Technology program requires the performance of essential functions in order to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. To effectively educate students to work in the profession, the performance of these functions is incorporated throughout the program. Students are required to demonstrate proficiency of these functions to progress through the program. The essential functions include:

  1. Critical Thinking: critical thinking ability sufficient to gather relevant information, interpret data, recognize problems, and use a process to make informed, independent decisions that show good judgment. For example, the student must possess an adequate understanding of constitutional law, criminological theories, use of force continuum, and court statute.
  2. Interpersonal Skills: interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with other students, function and contribute as part of a team, be accountable for self and others, and maintain appropriate hygiene for an office environment. For example, students should possess the ability to communicate with individuals with differentiating opinions regarding religion, political affiliation, and traditions. Cultural and emotional intelligence are required for collaboration with team members.
  3. Communication Skills: communication skills sufficient to speak and write English, listen and comprehend written and spoken words, and communicate information and ideas so others will understand. For example, students should be possess the ability to communicate problems in completing a project with an instructor and working within groups.
  4. Mobility: students should possess sufficient mobility to be able to complete assignments on computers.
  5. Motor Skills: students should possess motor skills sufficient to sit for extended periods of time and manual dexterity for computer work and report writing.
  6. Hearing: ability to hear sounds at a close range (within a few feet of the observer). For example, students should be able to hear and respond to an instructor or other students in a classroom.
  7. Visual: ability to see with normal or corrected vision as well as tolerate working indoors in artificial light and outside with natural light. For example, students should possess the ability to look at computer screens and textbooks for long periods of time.
  8. Tactile: tactile ability to perform physical activities that require use of hands and arms. For example, students should possess the ability to write reports and perform group projects.
  9. Weight-Bearing: weight-bearing ability to lift and move 10 pounds. For example, students should possess the ability to lift crime scene evidence for presentation.
  10. Cognitive: cognitive ability to use logic and reason, attention to detail, and short-term and long-term memory skills. For example, students should possess the ability to remember a concept covered in a class in a previous week of a semester and effectively apply the learned information to present theory or law.
  11. Listening: listening skills sufficient to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. For example, students should be able to interact with faculty, peers, and the community on a frequent basis.

EXAMPLES ARE NOT ALL INCLUSIVE.
Randolph Community College is an ADA compliant institution. The College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admissions process or in access to its programs, services and/or activities for qualified individuals who meet essential eligibility requirements. The College will provide reasonable accommodations for documented disabilities of individuals who are eligible to receive or participate in college programs, services and/or activities. Student Services provides a disability counselor to assist students in requesting disability related accommodations. If a student believes that he/she cannot meet one or more of the essential functions without accommodations, the student is encouraged to disclose the disability to the disability counselor as soon as possible. Students must certify the ability to meet essential functions of the curriculum by a signed statement when they begin the program.

Transfer Opportunities

Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina Pembroke And Randolph Community College, Criminal Justice, March 2021.

This Articulation Agreement is established by and between the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Randolph Community College and is applicable to students who complete the required hours for the Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice Technology from Randolph Community College and transfer to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and major in Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Transfers who have not completed the Associate in Applied Science degree will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Randolph Community College College Courses University of North Carolina Pembroke Courses
Number Course Title- Sending Hours Number Course Title- Sending Hours
Course Prefix and Number A. General Education Courses Course Name SHC Course Prefix and Number A. General Education Courses Course Name SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 ENG 1050 Composition I 3
ENG 114 Professional Research and
Reporting
3 ENG 1060 Composition II 3
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3 MAT 1050 Introduction to College Mathematics 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3 CSC 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 PSY 1010 Introductory Psychology 3
POL 120 American Government 3 PLS 1010 Introduction to American
National Government
3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3 SOC 1020 Introduction to Sociology 3
*** Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective 3 *** Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective 3
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 FRS 1000 Freshman Orientation 1
Course Prefix and Number B. Required Major Core Courses SHC Course Prefix and Number B. Required Major Core Courses SHC
CJC 111 Introduction to Criminal
Justice
3 CRJ 2000 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJC 112 Criminology 3 CRJ 2400 Criminology 3
CJC 113 Juvenile Justice 3 CRJ 2410 Juvenile Justice 3
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3 CRJ 2100 Police in Society 3
CJC 131 Criminal Law 3 ELEC0010 General Electives 3
CJC 132 Court Procedure & Evidence 3 CRJ 2200 The Judiciary 3
CJC 141 Corrections 3 CRJ 2300 Contemporary Corrections 3
CJC 160 Terrorism: Underlying
Causes
3 ELEC0010 General Elective 3
CJC 212 Ethics & Community
Relations
3 CRJ 3700 Ethics in the Criminal Justice System 3
CJC 214 Victimology 3 ELEC0010 General Elective 3
CJC 215 Organization &
Administration
3 ELEC0010 General Elective 3
CJC 221 Investigative Principles 4 ELEC0010 General Elective 4
CJC 231 Constitutional Law 3 CRJ 3000 Advanced Criminal Law 3
*** Major Electives (Select 3 hrs) 3 *** Major Electives (Select 3 hrs) 3


Notes

  • To be admitted under this agreement, the student must have a 2.0 g.p.a.
  • Students must take a minimum of 9 hours of Writing Intensive courses and must complete the rest of UNC Pembroke's General Education Requirement to complete the 120 hours for the degree.
  • A minimum of 25% of the semester hours needed for this degree must be completed in residence at UNC Pembroke.
  • See braveweb.uncp.edu/external/articulation/ for how courses will transfer.

Articulation Agreement between the North Carolina Central University And Randolph Community College, Criminal Justice, March 2021.

This Articulation Agreement is established by and between North Carolina Central University and Randolph Community College and is applicable to students who complete the required hours for the Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice Technology from Randolph Community College and transfer to the North Carolina Central University and major in Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Transfers who have not completed the Associate in Applied Science degree will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Randolph Community College College Courses North Carolina Central University Courses
Number Course Title- Sending Hours Number Course Title- Sending Hours
Course Prefix and Number A. General Education Courses Course Name SHC Course Prefix and Number A. General Education Courses Course Name SHC
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 ENG 1110 Composition I 3
ENG 112 or 114 Professional Research and
Reporting
3 ENG 1210 English Composition II 3
HUM/FINE ARTS

ART 111 - Art Appreciation

DRA 111 - Theater Appreciation

HUM 115 - Critical Thinking

3

3

3

ART 111

DRAM 1000

PHIL 200

Art Appreciation

Appreciation of Drama

Philosophy

3

3

3

NATURAL SCEINCE

OR MATH

BIO 110

BIO 111

GEO 111

MAT 140

MAT 152

4

4

3

3

3

BIOL 1300

BIOL 1202

GEOG 1100

MATH 110

MATH 1110

Molecules and Cell Function

Principles of Biology Molecule Cells

World Regional Geography

Mathematics for Liberal Arts & Social Science

Elementary Statistics

4

4

3

3

3

PSY 150 General Psychology 3 PSY 2100 Introductory Psychology 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3 SOCI 2100 Introduction to Sociology 3
Course Prefix and Number B. Required Major Core Courses SHC Course Prefix and Number B. Required Major Core Courses SHC
CJC 111 Introduction to Criminal
Justice
3 CRJU 2250 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJC 112 Criminology 3 SOCI 3300 Criminology 3
CJC 113 Juvenile Justice 3 CRJU 2650 Juvenile Justice 3
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3 CRJU 2350 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
CJC 122 Community Policing 3 CRJU 3050 Police Community Relations 3
CJC 131 Criminal Law 3 ELEC 1000 Transfer Elective 3
CJC 132 Court Procedure & Evidence 3 ELEC 1000 Transfer Elective 3
CJC 141 Introduction to Corrections 3 CRJU 2450 Introduction to Corrections 3
CJC 161 Introduction to Homeland Security 3 HLS 3000 Introduction to Homeland Security 3
CJC 162 Intel Analysis and Security Management 3 ELEC 1000 Transfer Elective 3
CJC 212 Ethics & Community
Relations
3 CRJU 3060 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CJC 221 Investigative Principles 3 CRJU 2500 Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science Application 3
CJC 225 Crisis Intervention 3 ELEC 1000 Transfer Elective 3
CJC 231 Constitutional Law 4 ELEC 1000 Transfer Elective 4
CJC 255 Issues in CJ Application 3 ELEC 1000 Transfer Elective 3
Course Prefix and Number C. Major Elective Courses SHC Course Prefix and Number C. Major Elective Courses SHC
CJC 120 Interview/Interrogations 3 ELEC 1000 Transfer Elective 3
CJC 170 Critical Incident Management Public Safety 3 ELEC 1000 Transfer Elective 3
CJC 211 Counseling 3 ELEC 1000 Transfer Elective 3
CJC 213 Substance Abuse 3 ELEC 1000 Transfer Elective 3
CJC 214 Victimology 3 ELEC 1000 Transfer Elective 3
CJC 232 Civil Liability 3 ELEC 1000 Transfer Elective 3
OST 184 Records Management 3   NO CREDIT  
CJC 160 Terrorism 3 ELEC 1000 Transfer Elective 3
CJC 215 Organization and Administration 3 ELEC 1000 Transfer Elective 3

 
Notes

  • Admissions Requirements – The parties agree that a graduate of RCC with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in an articulated degree program with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 based on a 4.0 scale will be admitted to NCCU provided all other conditions are satisfied.
  • Transfer Requirements – NCCU agrees to accept transfer coursework completed at RCC, with a grade of “C” or better, as equivalent on a course-by-course basis.

Articulation Agreement between the Western Carolina University and Randolph Community College, Criminal Justice, May 2021.

This articulation agreement between Randolph Community College (RCC) and Western Carolina University allows graduates of the RCC Criminal Justice Technology program to transfer credit toward a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree. Upon transfer to WCU, students from RCC must comply with all applicable academic regulations as listed in the Western Carolina Undergraduate Catalogue.

Randolph Community College College Courses Western Carolina University Courses
Number Course Title- Sending Hours Number Course Title- Sending Hours
Course Prefix and Number A. General Education Courses Course Name SHC Course Prefix and Number A. General Education Courses Course Name SHC
CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice 3 CJ 150 Intro to CJ & Criminology 3
CJC 112 Criminology 3 P1 Liberal Studies: Social Science 3
CJC 113 Juvenile Justice 3 CJ 311 Juvenile Justice & Delinquency 3
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3 CJ 320 Police in Society 3
CJC 131 Criminal Law 3 CJ 204 Criminal Law 3
CJC 132 Court Procedures & Evidence 3 CJ 330 Criminal Courts 3
CJC 141 Corrections 3 CJ 340 Insttituitional Corrections 3
CJC 160 Terrorism 3 CJ 19A Lower Level Elective 3
CJC 212 Ethics and Community Relations 3 CJ 370 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CJC 214 Victimology 3 CJ 310 Victimology 3
CJC 215 Organization & Administration 3 CJ 19A Lower Level Elective 3
CJC 221 Investigative Principles 3 CJ 19A Lower Level Elective 3
CJC 231 Constitutional Law 3 CJ 330 or 19A Criminal Courts or Lower Level Elective 3


In addition:

  • Western Carolina will accept 60 hours worth of credit from Randolph Community College. The courses listed in this agreement are in addition to the general education courses required for RCC's Criminal Justice Program.
  • Students must complete 50% of the course work for the dgree at the junior/senior (300/400) level AND at least 25% of the coursework for the bachelor's degree must be taken through WCU in accordance with the WCU Undergraduate Catalogue.
  • Students must also complete any remaining classes to complete the Liberal Studies/General Education requirements for Western Carolina University. For information on completion of these requirements please refer to the liberal studies program outlined in the Western Carolina University Undergraduate Catalogue.

Contact Us!

Have more questions about the Criminal Justice Technology Program? We're here to help.

Neilson L. Weatherly
Department Head, Criminal Justice Technology
nlweatherly@randolph.edu
336-633-0327

Dr. Marlana L. Hancock
Instructor, Criminal Justice Technology
mlhancock@randolph.edu
336-633-0327

Fax: 336-629-4695

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