Available online through Southeastern Technical College, the Criminal Justice Technology Degree program is intended to prepare students for pursuing entry-level work or continuing education at the baccalaureate level in criminal justice technology. As the incorporation of technology in organizations grows, so does the demand for professionals trained in the current and emerging trends. Graduates should be able to take on work or additional study in law enforcement, corrections, and various levels of the judicial system.
The goal of this program is to provide students with an education grounded in the combination of criminal justice and criminology theory and methods of practical application. The program should aid graduates in job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Successfully finishing this program will result in earning an Associate's in Criminal Justice Technology. Applicants should be aware that completion of this program in no way ensures certification of officer status in the state of Georgia. Those seeking certification must contact the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.
In order to complete the program, students must earn a total of 62 hours of credit: 17 hours of work in the general education core and 45 from occupational courses. The general education section exposes students to English composition, mathematics, and the social and behavioral sciences. In addition to the required program-specific classes, candidates are able to complete either a Criminal Justice Practicum or Externship. The practicum has students complete a supervised research project while the externship provides some in-field experience.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Southeastern Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees.
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