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Have you always dreamed of working in the criminal justice system? If so, a diploma from the Criminal Justice Technology program is the place to begin your path for employment in the areas of police, courts, and corrections.

The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed with a core of courses to afford one the opportunity to acquire basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the generally accepted subject areas associated with a two-year study of law enforcement services. It includes subjects such as interpersonal communications, law, psychology, and sociology.

In addition to core subjects, students are given instruction in topic areas where they will become exposed to and need knowledge of in order to become entry-level professionals within the criminal justice community such as, but not limited to areas of study such as the correctional services program such as confinement facility administration, correctional law, counseling, probation-parole services, and rehabilitation options.

Similarly, the law enforcement option provides an opportunity to study other generally accepted subjects included in a law enforcement services program such as criminal behavior, a criminal investigation, patrol operation, traffic management, and other aspects of law enforcement administration and operations. The security services option provides an opportunity to study other generally accepted subjects related to a security services program such as accident prevention and safety management, common carrier protection, fire prevention, private security, industrial security, retail security, security systems cybersecurity, private investigations, and surveillance.

Job opportunities are available with federal, state, county and municipal governments. In addition, knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired in this course of study qualify one for job opportunities with private enterprise in such areas as industrial, retail physical, cyber, and private security.

Curriculum Information

Criminal Justice Technology, AAS
Criminal Justice Technology Certificate
Criminal Justice Technology, Industrial Security Certificate
Criminal Justice Technology, Leadership Certificate
Criminal Justice Technology CTE Pathway (for high school students)