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Program Description

The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide a foundational knowledge of the American Criminal Justice System and various types of criminal actions. Students will complete course work in the areas of Policing, Courts, Corrections, Substance Abuse, Criminal Investigation and Criminological Theory.

If you are already working in Law Enforcement, you can use your BLET and other public safety training for some credit towards your degree. The average student qualifies for at least 16* hours of college credit from their training.

*Training hours must be from an approved certifying authority and are subject to evaluation.

Employment Opportunities

What jobs are available for Criminal Justice majors?

  • Case Manager
  • Correctional Officer
  • County Detention Officer
  • Deputy Clerk
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Police Officer
  • Private Security Specialist
  • Re-entry Specialist
  • State Trooper
  • Surveillance Officer

Potential employers for Criminal Justice majors:

  • Administrative Office of the Courts
  • County Sheriff’s Office
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Local Police Departments
  • NC Department of Adult Correction
  • NC State Highway Patrol
  • Private Re-entry/Criminal Justice Service Companies 
  • Private Security Companies

Educational Opportunities

Contact Information

To learn more about degree, diploma, and certificate programs in criminal justice, contact:

704-272-5300 or admissions@spcc.edu

Note: This program may transfer to a four-year institution. For more information, please inquire using the contact information above.

***We do have transfer agreements with NC A&T, ECU, NC State, and Wingate for this degree***

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