Evidence markers sit on a desk as a Criminal Justice Technology student measures the distance between areas of a training crime scene.


Charminique Williams
Assistant Dean, Public Safety Services
Northern Durham Center, room 100C
919-536-7200, ext. 8069

* This program is financial aid eligible.
* This program can be completed online.

Criminal Justice Technology

Long Term

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 system's role within 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.

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 officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.
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Fall Application Deadline is Jun 15

Estimated Tuition & Fees


Degree Type

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)



Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
CJC-111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
EPT-150 Incident Management 3
PAD-251 Public Finance & Budgeting 3

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