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Criminal Justice Technology - CJT3 Degree

Program Description: 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.

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  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Additional Program Requirements:

  • A satisfactory criminal background check must be completed prior to entering the Criminal Justice practicum or internship. A felony conviction could prevent students from obtaining an intern site and employment in the Criminal Justice field.
General Core Courses 15
Area I - Language Arts/Communication (3 Hours) 3
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Area II - Social/Behavior Science – Complete 3 Hours 3
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics - Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
MATH 1100 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning 3
MATH 1101 Mathematic Modeling 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts - Complete 3 Hours 3
General Education Core Elective - Complete 3 Hours 3
Occupational Courses 45
CRJU 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 1030 Corrections 3
CRJU 1040 Principles of Law Enforcement 3
CRJU 1068 Criminal Law for Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 1400 Ethics/Cultural Perspectives for Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 2070 Juvenile Justice 3
CRJU 2020 Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 2050 Criminal Procedure 3
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
COLL 1010 College and Career Success Skills 3
COMP 2000 Intro. to Technology and Computer Application 3
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
CRJU 2090 Criminal Justice Practicum 3
CRJU 2100 Criminal Justice Internship/Externship 3
Occupational Electives - Complete 15 Hours 15
CRJU 1043 Probation and Parole 3
CRJU 1050 Police Patrol Operations 3
CRJU 1054 Police Officer Survival 3
CRJU 1062 Methods of Criminal Investigation 3
CRJU 1063 Crime Scene Processing 3
CRJU 1065 Community-Oriented Policing 3
CRJU 1072 Introduction to Forensic Science 3
CRJU 1074 Applications in Introductory Forensics 3
CRJU 2500 Written Communication in Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 2060 Criminology 3
CRJU 2110 Homeland Security 3
CRJU 2150 Cybercrime Investigations 3
CRJU 2201 Criminal Courts 3
FOSC 1206 Introduction to Forensic Science 3
FOSC 2033 Death Investigation 3
FOSC 2037 Victimology 3
FOSC 2041 Latent Print Examination 4
FRSC 1141 Hazardous Materials Operations 4
FRSC 2170 Fire and Arson Investigation 4
Faculty & Staff

Criminal Justice Technology Program Coordinator, Coffee Campus


Criminal Justice Instructor, Valdosta Campus

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