NFC offers two degree options in Criminal Justice Technology

  • Associate in Science Degree
  • College Credit Certificate

ONLINE Degree Option

Students may now complete the A.S. in Criminal Justice Technology completely ONLINE. The online degree offers flexibility and opportunities to those looking for an online program.

A.S. Degree: Criminal Justice Technology

Program Code 2024 | 60 Credit Hours

The purpose of the Associate in Science Criminal Justice Technology Degree is to prepare students for careers in the criminal justice field and to meet the needs of persons already employed in those fields to advance in their professions. Students may also have the opportunity to articulate into a bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice.
This program does not lead to basic certification or employability as a law enforcement or corrections officer. Courses are offered on demand, and a student may not be able to complete this program within two years. (Those students wishing basic certification in law enforcement or corrections may enroll in the PSAV certificate programs and, upon completion, may receive credit toward this degree as noted below).
  • 18 Credit Hours - General Education Courses
  • 27 Credit Hours - Required Professional Courses
  • 15 Credit Hours - Electives

TOTAL: 60 Credit Hours

* NOTE: Students who have completed the Law Enforcement or Correctional Basic Recruit Academy at NFC AND have passed the State Officer Certification examination may be eligible for the graduation credits listed below towards the Associate in Science Criminal Justice Technology Degree.

*Law Enforcement Certification (15 Credit Hours Towards A.S. Degree)

CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CJL 1100 Criminal Law

CCJ 2010 Nature of Crime

CJE 1301 Police Operations

CJE 1600 Criminal Investigations

*Corrections Certification (6 Credit Hours Towards A.S. Degree)

CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CJL 1100 Criminal Law

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine, describe, and compare criminal justice systems, and criminal justice administration.
  2. Describe and interpret the causes, patterns and theories of crime and criminal behavior.
  3. Identify moral and ethical issues inherent in the administration of justice and the practice of criminal justice.
  4. Evaluate the consequences of policy and practice in the administration of justice.
  5. Learn the major concepts, case law, theoretical perspectives, and basic structures involved with law enforcement, the criminal court system, and corrections, including the causes of crime and delinquency.
  6. Recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity to better prepare them for diverse people and ideas within criminal justice and criminology.
  7. Articulate thorough knowledge of the criminal justice system through written and oral communication.

Criminal Justice Technology Specialist

Program Code 4026 | 24 Credit Hours

This certificate program is part of the Associate in Science: Criminal Justice Technology Degree. The program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards, relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Law, Public Safety and Security. The program provides technical skill proficiency and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills and knowledge.

Required Courses:

CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CCJ 2010 Nature of Crime

CCJ 2022 Concepts and Issues in Criminal Justice

CGS 1100C Computer Applications I

CJE 1600 Criminal Investigations

CJE 2300 Police Administration and Operations

OST 2335 Business Communication

SYG 2322 Juvenile Delinquency

Total Required Courses: 24 Credit Hours

Admission, program and degree requirements are subject to change. Contact the NFC Public Safety Academy for the most current information.