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 law enforcement fields

Gainful Employment


COURSE TITLE NUMBER CREDITS

Essential General Education Courses

 

9

Fundamentals of English I

ENGL 1010

3

Foundations of Mathematics

MATH 1012

3

Basic Psychology

PSYC 1010

3

Essential Technical Courses

 

38

First Year Experience

FYES 1000

2

Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRJU 1010

3

Corrections

CRJU 1030

3

Principles of Law Enforcement

CRJU 1040

3

Ethics and Cultural Perspectives for Criminal Justice

CRJU 1400

3

Criminal Procedure

CRJU 2050

3

Criminal Law for Criminal Justice

CRJU 1068

3

Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice

CRJU 2020

3

Juvenile Justice

CRJU 2070

3

Criminal Justice Technology Practicum OR

CRJU 2090

3

Criminal Justice Externship

CRJU 2100

(3)

Elective(s)

CRJU xxxx

9

 

Total Hours

48

Elective(s): any CRJU courses not required in program completion and/or. ACCT 2155, BUSN 1100, CIST 1001, ENGL 1102, SOCI 1101, MGMT 1100, MGMT 1110, MGMT 1115, PSYC 2103, PSYC 2250, EMSP 1010.

**Suggested First Semester classes: FYES 1000, ENGL 1101, CRJU 1010, and CRJU 1400