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 certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) Council.
The standard curriculum for the Criminal Justice Technology degree program is designed for the semester system. Students are accepted into the program every semester. The program generally takes six semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 63 semester hours.
Approved Accounting Electives: CRJU 1021, CRJU 1054, CRJU 1062, BUSN 1100, BUSN 1240, BUSN 1330, BUSN 1440, CIST 1001, CIST 1601, CIST 1122, CIST 2612, MGMT 1100, MGMT 1105, MGMT 1115
*TCSG courses are acceptable for full credit toward the elective hours for this Associate Degree.*
NOTE: PURSUANT TO STATE LAW, A CONVICTION FOR A FELONY OR MULTIPLE MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES COULD RESULT IN EXCLUSION FROM EMPLOYMENT IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIELD