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Criminal Justice Technology

Criminal Justice Technology

With criminal justice credentials, you will have knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Potential jobs include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state highway patrol officer, probation officer, parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.

Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement practices, judicial processes, corrections systems, and security services. Curriculum emphasis is on criminal justice systems; criminology; juvenile justice; criminal and constitutional law; investigative principles; ethics; and community relations. Students may additionally study government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology.

Employment opportunities exist in local, state, and federal law enforcement; corrections agencies, and security companies.


The following credentials are possible with this program:

Criminal Justice Technology - Degree (A55180)

Criminal Justice Technology - Diploma (D55180)

Criminal Justice Technology - Certificate (C55180)

Criminal Justice Technology - Forensics Certificate (C55180B)

Gainful Employment Information

School of Applied Science and Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

South Piedmont has an extensive selection of Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs developed for occupational fields. Emphasizing career preparation, these programs of study provide in-depth career preparation and General Education courses so that students are prepared with knowledge or skills in a specialized area.

Note: The coursework for an AAS degree can be completed in two years. The AAS degree program is not designed as a college transfer program; however, because of bilateral agreements with several four-year colleges and universities, courses taken as part of AAS programs may be accepted for transfer credit.

To begin your program of study, call the Enrollment Hotline at 704-272-5391 or send an email to admissions@spcc.edu.

Enrolled students should consult their academic advisors about the transferring process.

Criminal Justice Technology faculty

Miriam Black

Faculty, Criminal Justice