Criminal Justice Technology

Career Description

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 systems’ role within the 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.  

Career Information

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, state trooper, intensive probation/parole, correctional officer and loss prevention specialist. 

The following is a list of local employers in the field of Criminal Justice:

Entry-Level Salary

Program Requirements

The Criminal Justice Technology AAS Degree is a 66-credit hour program. The basic core is 43 credit hours. The program also consists of 23 general education credit hours.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Students who have been convicted of criminal activity may find it difficult to secure employment in the Criminal Justice field.

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

Students successfully completing a Basic Law Enforcement Training course accredited by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission will receive credit for:

toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology. Students must have completed Basic Law Enforcement Training since 1985.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Criminal Justice Technology Program or Certificates, contact:

Mickey Biggs, Program Director, at (910) 272-3480 or

Terry Waheed, Senior Instructor, at 910-272-3481 or