Degree Program

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is awarded in Criminal Justice Technology once students complete 20 hours of mandatory general education courses and 50 hours of criminal justice courses. To see the current course requirements for the AAS Degree, click here.

The AAS degree should help to qualify graduates for employment in governmental agencies, local/state law enforcement, detention officers, correctional officers, group home counselors, community-based program staff and security fields. Employed persons should gain opportunities for skilled and supervisory-level positions within their current organization.

Students who have successfully completed a Basic Law Enforcement Training course accredited by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission may be eligible to receive credit for up to 24 hours toward the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology. To learn more, click here.

Students who are interested in continuing their studies at a four-year university in Criminal Justice or Criminology may be able to use the AAS Degree as a transfer degree. Click Here to learn more about transferring to a four-year institution. In all cases, students should contact the institution they intend to transfer and ensure coursework will transfer. The Beyond CPCC link contains several area alternatives for students who wish to pursue a four-year degree.


For more information concerning a degree in Criminal Justice Technology, contact Program Chair, Jeri Guido at 704.330.4107.