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  Oct 24, 2017
 
 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog

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


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Courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during day and evening hours. Minimum time for completion: Day – five semesters full-time attendance; Evening – ten semesters part-time attendance. The Associate in Applied Science Degree is awarded graduates of this curriculum.

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, and technology.

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.

General Education Courses:


Humanities/Fine Arts:


Natural Sciences/Mathematics:


Social/Behavioral Sciences:


Program Elective:


Students are required to take a minimum of 3 SHC from the following:

Work-Based Learning Option:


Qualified students may elect to take 1-3 credit hours of Work-Based Learning.

Credits applied for prior completion of B.L.E.T.


Total Credit Hours Required: 67


Developmental Course Requirements:


Developmental coursework (including all prerequisites) will be required of students whose placement test scores indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of reading, English, mathematics, and computers. Please refer to the Course Descriptions section for prerequisite course information.

Students who elect to take (MAT 110) from below:


Students who elect to take (MAT 143) from below:


Suggested Program Sequence:


Total Hours: Class 15 | Lab 0 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 15


Spring – 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 11 | Lab 4 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 13


Total Hours: Class 8 | Lab 2 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 9


Total Hours: Class 15 | Lab 0 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 15


Spring – 2nd year:


Total Hours: Class 15 | Lab 0 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 15


Grand Total hours: Class 64 | Lab 6 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 67


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