Wayne Community College

3000 Wayne Memorial Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534-8002

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A career in criminal justice allows individuals to make a difference in the safety of their communities on a daily basis. Wayne Community College's Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology is designed to provide students with a foundation of knowledge regarding criminal justice systems and their operations.  The curriculum focuses on local, state, and federal law enforcement, with special emphasis placed on criminology, corrections, juvenile justice, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Relevant topics such as government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology are also touched upon in the program.

Graduates may find employment opportunities in a wide range of state, local, and federal law enforcement, security, and correction fields.  Examples of positions earned by previous graduates include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist. This program is offered entirely online through the C.O.P.S. program (Criminal Justice Technology Online for Police/Correctional Services.) Class styles include a mixture of lectures, discussions, role-playing, and simulation activities.  Class sizes are held to just 20 to 30 students, allowing for a great deal of one-on-one interaction with Wayne's esteemed faculty.  The Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology is an ideal entry-point for anyone interested in a career in the field of criminal justice.

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


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