How will a degree in criminal justice help me in a job search?
Career opportunities in the criminal justice field are highly competitive. In simple terms, you'll be more marketable. Some agencies require no more than a high school diploma. However, a growing number of local and state and most federal agencies are requiring that applicants have an associate's or bachelor's degree. Often these agencies will not accept an application from individuals without this credential. Also, promotional considerations are often based on educational background.
Can I receive credit for any Basic Law Enforcement Training Courses?
Yes. Curriculum credit is now awarded for individuals who have successfully completed basic law enforcement training. Specific courses identified in the plan of study may be waived in lieu of the basic law enforcement training courses. Students with the basic law enforcement training certification need to submit a copy of their certificate when they apply for acceptance in the Criminal Justice Technology program. Credit which is awarded is indicated on the student's transcript.
Do any Criminal Justice courses transfer to four-year institutions?
Yes. The North Carolina Community College System has an articulation agreement with the University of North Carolina System for accepting identified courses in the Criminal Justice Technology program as direct transfer courses. Some of these universities include, but are not limited to, UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Wilmington, North Carolina Central University, Appalachian State University, and North Carolina State University.
Where are the Criminal Justice Technology courses offered at Durham Tech?
Easily accessible to residents of Durham and Orange counties, the college's Northern Durham Center is home to the Criminal Justice Technology program. The Northern Durham Center is located at 2401 Snow Hill Road between Old Oxford Highway and North Roxboro Road. Students will find the Criminal Justice Technology curriculum and support courses in its plan of study offered during the day and evening hours. Built in 1993, the Northern Durham Center offers large, well-equipped classrooms and labs. The center's library houses an electronic data base with Internet access, criminal justice periodicals, a growing section of forensic subject matter that is perhaps unmatched in the state, and a large collection of audio visual aids as well as circulating and reference materials.
Call 919-536-7230 for additional information about the Criminal Justice Technology program.