Criminal Justice Technology
Wake Technical Community College offers a Criminal Justice Technology program to equip students with the technical skills to begin their careers in the criminal justice field. In addition to the technical courses, general education courses develop students to be more prepared to deal with social issues that confront them in the performance of their duty. The curriculum has been adapted to include contemporary areas such as homeland security and community policing.
Wake Tech’s Criminal Justice program emphasizes latent evidence: fingerprint classification, identification and chemical development, photography, footwear and tire track identification, and crime scene processing. Additional study areas may include juvenile justice, NC criminal law, constitutional law, court procedure and evidence, substance abuse, ethics and community relations, and Computer Assisted Design (CAD) programs in crime scene technology. The learning outcomes of this program may allow students to demonstrate the ability to make ethical decisions, apply basic criminal law to various situations, apply U.S. Constitution and principles of evidence in search and seizure situations, demonstrate appropriate oral communication during stops and arrests, and effectively record, report and document incidents.
Students may also learn correct procedure in various situations (stops, arrest, affidavits, etc.), identify the fundamental steps of a criminal investigation, properly process crime scenes, and become familiar with different societal backgrounds (social, economic, sexual orientation, race, religious, etc.). With an ever-increasing demand for well-educated police and corrections personnel, graduates may expect to find employment in state and local law enforcement agencies, juvenile and adult corrections and probation and parole, as well as in private and public security agencies.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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