Criminal Justice Tech Degree

Offered At the following campus locations
Program Overview

The Criminal Justice Technology Associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for Criminal Justice professions. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of Criminal Justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Criminal Justice Technology associate degree. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the corrections, security, investigative, and police administration fields. Completion of the Criminal Justice Technology associate degree does not ensure certification of officer status in Georgia. Students must seek such certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council.

Acceptance into the Criminal Justice Degree program does not necessarily guarantee participation in an internship setting. A criminal background check must be completed for the internship site prior to the first day of the internship. Failure to complete and pass this criminal background check to the satisfaction of the internship site will prohibit the internship experience, thus, terminating the student from the program before graduation.


Entrance Requirements

Education: A high school diploma or its equivalent is required for admission. Age: 16 years or older Placement: Achievement of appropriate scores on the college's placement test or submission of acceptable SAT or ACT scores. Provisional Admission accepted.

Course Overview
CourseCredit Hours
Language Arts
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Humanities (choose ONE class)
ARTS 1101 Art Appreciation 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
MUSC 1101 Music Appreciation 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
MATH 1103 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning 3
Social Sciences (choose ONE class)
POLS 1101 American Government 3
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Choose ONE class from the following list—it may not be a course used to fulfill one of the requirements above.
ARTS 1101 Art Appreciation 3
ECON 1101 Principles of Economics 3
ENGL 1102 Literature and Composition 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
HIST 2112 US History II 3
MATH 1112 College Trigonometry 3
MUSC 1101 Music Appreciation 3
PHSC 1111 Physical Science 3
POLS 1101 American Government 3
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
CRJU 1010 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 1030 Corrections 3
CRJU 1040 Principles of Law Enforcement 3
CRJU 1400 Ethic & Cultural Persp-Crim Just 3
CRJU 1068 Criminal Law for Criminal Just 3
CRJU 2020 Constit Law/Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 2050 Criminal Procedure 3
CRJU 2070 Juvenile Justice 3
CRJU 2090 Criminal Justice Practicum 3
CRJU 2100 Criminal Justice Internship/Externship 3
XXXX xxxx Occupational Electives 15
CRJU 1021 Private Security 3
CRJU 1043 Probation and Parole 3
CRJU 1050 Police Patrol Operations 3
CRJU 1052 Criminal Justice Admin 3
CRJU 1054 Police Officer Survival 3
CRJU 1056 Police Traffic Control & Invest 3
CRJU 1062 Methods of Crim Investigation 3
CRJU 1063 Crime Scene Processing 3
CRJU 1065 Community-Oriented Policing 3
CRJU 1075 Report Writing 3
CRJU 2060 Criminology 3
*60 minimum semester hour credits are required for graduation