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Criminal Justice Technology


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Criminal Justice Technology

A career in Criminal Justice can be your way of helping your community. Haywood Community College prepares students to understand the criminal justice system and operation. With a focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes and corrections, the role the criminal justice system plays in society will be explored in depth. This career path is a great choice for students with analytical and critical thinking skills with a desire to help others.


Highlights of the Program

  • Criminology 
  • Juvenile Justice 
  • Criminal and Constitutional Law 
  • Investigative principles 
  • Ethics 
  • Community relations 
  • Communications 
  • Computers/Technology 


  • Associate in Applied Science – Criminal Justice Technology 
  • Certificate – Criminal Justice Technology 
  • Certificate – Justice Technology-Cyber Crime 
  • Diploma - Criminal Justice Technology (available Fall 2022)

Potential Careers


  • Police Officer 
  • Deputy Sheriff 
  • Detention Officer 
  • Surveillance Officer 
  • Correctional Officer 
  • Loss Prevention Specialist 
  • Forensic Science Technician 


  • $45,800 annual, median 

Law Enforcement Training

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HCC offers a variety of law enforcement training opportunities through our Continuing Education department. From Basic Law Enforcement Training to EMS, we have the courses you need to help our community!

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Class Schedules


HCC offers a variety of class times to fit your busy schedule. Different class options are available based on your graduation year. You can view available classes and then meet with your advisor to get registered.

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The HCC PIVOT scholarship provides funds for tuition, books, fees, and supplies for high demand, high skills, high wage career fields such as this one. Any student entering into a certificate, diploma or associates degree within select fields is eligible to receive this scholarship for up to nine semesters as long as they continue to meet the qualifications during their time at HCC.

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For more information contact:

Farrah Rodriguez
  • Farrah Rodriguez
  • Success Coach
Chris Wyatt
  • Chris Wyatt
  • Program Manager - Criminal JusticeTechnology