FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Who can enroll in this program?
A: The North Carolina Community College System is designed to provide an education to all citizens of our state and promotes an Open Door philosophy, making an education attainable by all. You must have a high school diploma or GED to enter the program and placement testing will be required to satisfy prerequisites for some courses.
Q: How do I enroll?
A: WCC has an open door admission policy. New students should contact a counselor in the Office of Admissions, complete an application for admission, schedule placement tests, visit the financial aid office, and contact the Criminal Justice Technology program coordinator at extension 726.
Q: Why should I enroll?
A: If you are interested in promotional opportunities in your current position in public services, this program will enhance your skills in a number of areas. If you would like to change careers or enter the field for the first time, this program will open the door for you. If you wish to pursue and education with those sharing your same passion for public services, Wayne Community College can provide you with this opportunity.
Q: Where is Wayne Community College?
A: WCC is located in Goldsboro, North Carolina. We are approximately one hour east of Raleigh and an hour west of New Bern.
Q: What type of degree is obtained through this program?
A: An Associate in Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice Technology is the end result of completing the program. 70 semester hours of credit will be needed to satisfy the degree requirements along with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00.
Q: What type of employment can this degree open for me?
A: Our degree prepares graduates to assume entry-level positions in the public services including law enforcement and corrections. It also serves as a springboard for promotional opportunities that require a minimum of an associate’s degree. Private sector employers include industry, insurance companies, educational providers, and independent contractor and consultant opportunities. Those interested in careers in probation, parole, or as juvenile court counselors must plan to obtain a bachelor’s degree to be eligible for such positions.
Q: What is involved with the coursework in this degree?
A: We strive to combine practical, technical, and hands-on application of the course material through the use of the most current technology and standards available. We are charged with preparing tomorrow’s public service professionals, therefore we make every effort to provide the same tools and training that apply in real life situations.
Q: What is the expense of this education?
A: The community college provides one of the most affordable and quality educations in the state. Tuition can vary year to year as set by the State legislature, however, our tuition remains very affordable compared to other institutions. Current tuition rates and expenses can be viewed at the Admissions and Registration Expense page.