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Criminal Justice Technology is a degree that is extremely valuable in the workforce today. A criminal justice technology associate's degree program can give you a solid foundation in the laws and penal codes enforced by local, state and federal government agencies. While opportunities are available to focus on the technical aspects of criminal justice, you also learn about law enforcement procedures, corrections and criminal acts. The certificate program has a major emphasis 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. Students can get involved with state and local governments, as well as become security officers, and more! The classes required to complete this program are as follows: Intro to Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Operations, Criminal Law, Corrections, Constitutional Law, and Criminalistics. More specifically, the program is designed to train students to use computer software programs and devices that aid in crime scene investigations, missing person searches and solving crimes. They can obtain the skills to be effective criminal investigators, law enforcement professionals and administrative workers. The entire certification requires 18 credit hours and takes typically 1-2 semesters to complete. Overall, the degree is a good jumpstart for those with a combined interest in computers and the judicial system.
High school transcript, an adult high school diploma program, or a high school equivalent (HSE) certificate program.
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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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