Robeson Community College

Criminal Justice Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) – A55180
  • Criminal Justice Technology/Corrections Essentials Certificate – C55180CR
  • Criminal Justice Technology/Court Foundations Certificate – C55180CF
  • Criminal Justice Technology/Fundamental Principles of Law Enforcement Certificate – C55180LE

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 state and local employers in the field of Criminal Justice:

Entry-Level Salary

  • $34,489 to $59,199 (Additional pay AS Degree $1,250 /yearly; BA Degree $2,500/yearly) Fayetteville PD
  • $37,323 to $4,000 NC State Highway Patrol Trooper
  • $48,661 NC DMV License and Theft Agent
  • $39,632 to $41,125 NC State Bureau of Investigations Agent
  • $31,200 to $48,058 NC Department of Public Safety Corrections Officer
  • $34,190 NC Department of Public Safety  Probation/Parole Associate

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:

  • CJC 131 – Criminal Law (3 credit hours)
  • CJC 132 – Court Procedures and Evidence (3 credit hours)
  • CJC 221 – Investigative  Principles (4 credit hours)
  • CJC 231 – Constitutional Law (3 credit hours)

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

Correctional Officer Basic Training Course (NC DPS/DAC)

Students successfully completing the NC Department of Public Safety Basic Correctional Officers Training Course will be granting credit for the following three courses toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology                   

  • CJC 141 Corrections 
  • CJC 232 Civil Liability
  • CJC 233 Correctional Law.                 

Articulation Agreements

Students wishing to continue their education with a Bachelor’s Degree, Robeson Community College has articulation agreements with:

University of North Carolina at Pembroke  – Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice – Face-To-Face and Online Classes

University of Mount Olive – Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology – Face-To-Face and Online Classes

Lees McRae College – Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Criminal Justice – Online Classes

Program Contact

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

Rudy Locklear, Program Director, at (910) 272-3480 or

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