Criminal Justice Technology

Diploma Program
CJT2

Program Description
The criminal justice technology diploma is a sequence of courses that prepares students for criminal justice professions. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of criminal justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a criminal justice technology diploma. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Technical courses apply to the degree program in criminal justice technology. (Program Length: 5 Semesters Minimum)

A criminal background check will be completed prior to the first day of the practicum or externship (CRJU 2090/CRJU 2100) by most criminal justice agencies. Failure to complete and pass this criminal background check to the satisfaction of the internship site will prohibit the externship experience, thus terminating the student from the program before graduation. Program director approval is required before registration of the practicum or externship (CRJU 2090/CRJU 2100).

Employment Opportunities
Entry-level positions in corrections, security, investigative, and police administration fields

CURRICULUM

SAMPLE STUDENT SCHEDULE
(48 CREDIT HOURS)

1st SEMESTER
12 Hours

ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I

COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers

CRJU 1010 Intro to Criminal Justice

CRJU 1400 Ethic & Cultural Persp-Crim Just

2nd SEMESTER
12 Hours

MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics

PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology

CRJU 1030 Corrections

CRJU 2020 Constit Law/Criminal Justice


3rd SEMESTER
12 Hours

CRJU 1040 Principles of Law Enforcement

CRJU 1068 Criminal Law for Criminal Just

CRJU 2050 Criminal Procedure

CRJU 2070 Juvenile Justice

4th SEMESTER
12 Hours

CRJU 2090 Criminal Justice Practicum OR CRJU 2100 Criminal Justice Externship

Occupational Elective

Occupational Elective

Occupational Elective



48 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

Occupational Elective(s): any CRJU courses not required in program. ACCT 2155, BUSN 1100, CIST 1001, ENGL 1105, SOCI 1101, POLS 1101, MGMT 1100, MGMT 1110, MGMT 1115, PSYC 2103, PSYC 2250, EMSP 1010.

Gainful Employment