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 within 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.
This program is available both on campus and 100% online.
20 – 30 students
These are agreements with universities that allow you to transfer seamlessly once you graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree from Wayne.
Employment: As a graduate, you could build a career as a police officer, a deputy sheriff, a county detention officer, a state trooper, an intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, or a loss prevention specialist.
Salary: You can expect a starting salary range of $25,000 to $32,000. Preparation for employment in this field includes lectures, discussion, role-playing, and simulation activities.
Tuition for students taking fewer than 16 semester hours is $76.00 per semester hour for in-state students and $268.00 per semester hour for out-of-state students. Students enrolled for six or more semester hours credit will be charged a $30 student activity fee and a $16 technology fee; those enrolled for less than six semester hours will be charged a $15 student activity fee and an $8 technology fee. No student activity will be charged during the Summer Term.