Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Council on Occupational Education

    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.

    School Overview

    The story of today’s Southeastern Technical College begins in Emanuel County in 1963. That year, Swainsboro Area Vocational Technical School opened, made real through the efforts and support of the local legislators and citizens in the Emanuel County area. Swainsboro Area Vocational Technical School converted to state governance in 1987 and was renamed Swainsboro Technical Institute. The school became Southeastern Technical College in 1990.

    STC offers associate's degree programs, occupational certificates, and diplomas, many of which can be earned completely online.


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