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Program Details

The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum from Vance-Granville Community College is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations to interested students. Studies 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, but emphasis is placed on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics and community relations. Additional topics may include issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computer and technology. The program introduces the components and processes of the criminal justice system, including history, structure, functions, and philosophy of the criminal justice system and their relationship to life in our society.

Upon completion, students should be able to define and describe the major system components and their interrelationships and evaluate career options. Potential employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples could consist of police office, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.

The learning outcomes of this program aim to teach students to: recognize and explain the various components of the criminal justice system, describe and apply constitutional rights, and specify and apply practices and processes associated with criminal investigations, describe the various aspects and history of the correctional subsystem, differentiate between ethical and non-ethical decisions relevant to the three components of the criminal justice system, describe the history of the private security industry, and explain the nature and history of criminal law.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Vance-Granville Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.