Individuals interested in a career in the criminal justice or law enforcement have several options at SCC.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY
The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system’s role in society will be explored.
Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology.
Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.
Credit for Prior Learning Experience
Students who have successfully completed Basic Law Enforcement Training at a school accredited by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Training and Standards Commission will receive credit for these courses toward their Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology. Students must have successfully passed the comprehensive state certification examination and be eligible for certification. Students must have completed Basic Law Enforcement Training since 1985.
BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING (BLET)
This Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program is designed to give students essential skills required to become certified law enforcement officers in North Carolina.
The curriculum utilizes state commission-mandated topics and methods of instruction. General subjects include criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, and alcoholic beverage laws. Investigative, patrol, custody and correspondence enrollment are not recognized for this requirement.