Criminal Justice Technology

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.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree. The appropriate coursework is listed below.

Award Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Applied Science Criminal Justice Technology Degree (A55180)
Course Requirements for A.A.S. Criminal Justice Technology

Curriculum Code: A55180

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER (1st Year)
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CJC 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 0 3
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3 0 3
CJC 212 Ethics and Community Relations 3 0 3
COM 120 Interpersonal Communication 3 0 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 3
18 2 19
SPRING SEMESTER (1st Year)
CJC 112 Criminology 3 0 3
CJC 131 Criminal Law 3 0 3
CJC 160 Terrorism: Underlying Issues 3 0 3
MAT 115 Mathematical Models or 2 2 3
MAT 161/161A College Algebra/Lab (3) (2) (4)
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 3
14 2 15
SUMMER SEMESTER (1st Year)
CJC 120 Interviews/Interrogations 1 2 2
CJC 132 Court Procedure and Evidence 3 0 3
CJC 141 Corrections 3 0 3
CJC 221 Investigative Principles 3 2 4
10 4 12
FALL SEMESTER (2nd Year)
CCT 110 Introduction to Cyber Crime 3 0 3
CJC 113 Juvenile Justice 3 0 3
CJC 122 Community Policing 3 0 3
CJC 151 Introduction to Loss Prevention 3 0 3
POL 130 State and Local Government 3 0 3
15 0 15
SPRING SEMESTER (2nd Year)
CJC 170 Critical Incident Mgmt for Pub Safety 3 0 3
CJC 215 Organization and Administration 3 0 3
CJC 222 Criminalistics 3 0 3
CJC 231 Constitutional Law 3 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
15 0 15
Total Semester Hours: 76
Students entering the Criminal Justice curriculum who completed the BLET curriculum after May 31, 2002, may receive credit for the following courses.
CJC 120    Interviews/Interrogations
CJC 131    Criminal Law
CJC 132    Court Procedure and Evidence
CJC 221    Investigative Principles
For students entering the Criminal Justice curriculum who completed the BLET curriculum before May 31, 2002, course credit will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
ART 111 Art Appreciation HUM 160 Introduction to Film
ART 114 Art History Survey I HUM 211 Humanities I
ART 115 Art History Survey II HUM 212 Humanities II
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation MUS 110 Music Appreciation
DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
DRA 211 Theatre History I MUS 210 History of Rock Music
DRA 212 Theatre History II MUS 213 Opera and Music Theatre
ENG 231 American Literature I PHI 215 Philosophical Issues
ENG 232 American Literature II PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
ENG 241 British Literature I REL 112 Western Religions
ENG 242 British Literature II REL 211 Intro to Old Testament
ENG 261 World Literature I REL 212 Intro to New Testament
ENG 262 World Literature II REL 221 Religion in America
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture


Related Curriculum Offerings