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 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.

Note: In order to obtain employment as a local law enforcement officer, the graduate must successfully complete Basic Law Enforcement Training or obtain a bachelor’s degree to meet the hiring requirements for most state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to know when to apply the appropriate constitutional, criminal, juvenile and/or civil law, with high ethical standards.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of law enforcement operations, investigations, patrol procedures to include professionalism and community relations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the court and corrections systems including jails, prisons, probation, and parole.

Contact Information

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Amanda Wiles, MS
Lead Instructor of Criminal Justice
Phone: 336-838-6123


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Associate to Bachelor Agreements

An Associate to Bachelor agreement is an opportunity for students to complete their Associate's degree at Wilkes Community College and then transfer into a specified program at a partnering four-year institution for their Bachelor's degree. Wilkes Community College has the following Associate to Bachelor agreements for our Criminal Justice Technology graduates: