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Criminal Justice Technology Degree CJT3

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.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Present official documentation of an earned high school diploma or official GED scores.
  2. Be at least 16 years old.
  3. Present appropriate test scores, or present an official college transcript documenting college-level English and mathematics with grades of "C" or better.
  4. No provisional and/or special admission allowed in the program.

Curriculum Outline

(61 Credit Hours)

FIRST SEMESTER

Hrs

SEMN 1000 - First Semester Seminar

 

1

COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computers

 

3

CRJU 1010 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

 

3

ENGL 1101 - Composition and Rhetoric

 

3

PSYC 1101 - Introduction to Psychology

or

SOCI 1101 - Introduction to Sociology

 

3

 

(3)

SECOND SEMESTER

 

 

CRJU 1030 - Corrections

 

3

CRJU 1040 - Principles of Law Enforcement

 

3

CRJU xxxx - Criminal Justice Elective

 

3

MATH 1100 - Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

or

MATH 1101 - Mathematical Modeling

or

MATH 1111 - College Algebra

 

3

 

(3)

 

(3)

THIRD SEMESTER

 

CRJU 1068 - Criminal Law for Criminal Justice

3

CRJU 1400 - Ethics and Cultural Perspectives for Criminal Justice

3

CRJU xxxx - Criminal Justice Elective

3

HUMN 1101 - Introduction to Humanities

or

ARTS 1101 - Art Appreciation

or

MUSC 1101 - Music Appreciation

 

3

 

(3)

 

(3)

 

FOURTH SEMESTER

 

Hrs

CRJU 2020 - Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice

 

3

CRJU 2050 - Criminal Procedure

 

 

3

CRJU xxxx - Criminal Justice Elective

 

3

XXXX xxxx - General Core Elective

 

3

FIFTH SEMESTER

 

CRJU 2070 - Juvenile Justice

3

CRJU 2090 - Criminal Justice Practicum

or

CRJU 2100 - Criminal Justice Externship

 

 

3

 

(3)

CRJU xxxx - Criminal Justice Elective

 

 

6

CRIMINAL JUSTICE OCCUPATIONAL GUIDED ELECTIVES

 

CRJU 1021 Private Security

 

 

3

CRJU 1043 - Probation and Parole

 

 

3

CRJU 1054 - Police Officer Survival

 

 

3

CRJU 1062 - Methods of Criminal Investigations

 

 

3

CRJU 1075 - Report Writing

 

 

3

CRJU 2060 - Criminology

 

 

3

CRJU 2110 - Homeland Security

 

 

3

GENERAL CORE ELECTIVE OPTIONS

 

 

 

ECON 1101 - Principles of Economics

 

 

 

ENGL 1102 - Literature and Composition

 

 

 

HIST 2111 - U. S. History I

 

 

 

POLS 1101 - American Government

 

 

 

SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking

 

 

 

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