CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY (CJT3)

The Criminal Justice Technology Associate Degree 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.

Associate Degree
Program Length 60 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient, Minimum age – 16
Entrance Dates Every Semester
Offered Macon, Milledgeville and Warner Robins Campuses


Minimum Test Scores      
  Test: Asset Compass Not Required
Reading   79  
English   62  
Mathematics      
Algebra   37  

Criminal Justice Technology Curriculum
   

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses
15
Area I - Language Arts/Communication  
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
3
     
Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences  
XXXX xxxx Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
3
     
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics  
MATH 1100

MATH 1101

MATH 1111
Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
OR
Mathematical Modeling
OR
College Algebra
3

(3)

(3)
     
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts  
XXXX xxxx Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
     
XXXX xxxx General/Education Core Elective (Areas I - IV)
3
     
Occupational Courses
45
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers
3
CRJU 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice
3
CRJU 1030 Corrections
3
CRJU 1040 Principles of Law Enforcement
3
CRJU 1068 Criminal Law for Criminal Justice
3
CRJU 1400 Ethics and Cultural Perspectives for Criminal Justice
3
CRJU 2020 Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice
3
CRJU 2050 Criminal Procedure
3
CRJU 2070 Juvenile Justice
3
CRJU 2090 Criminal Justice Practicum
3
  OR  
CRJU 2100 Criminal Justice Externship
(3)
 
Choose 15 hours from the following Occupationally-Guided Electives
CRJU 1043 Probation and Parole
3
CRJU 1052 Criminal Justice Administration
3
CRJU 1062 Methods of Criminal Investigation
3
CRJU 1065 Community-Oriented Policing
3
CRJU 1075 Report Writing
3
CRJU 2060 Criminology
3
CRJU 2110 Homeland Security
3
CRJU 2201 Criminal Courts
3
EMYT 1124 Principles of Emergency Management
3
EMYT 1126 Hazardous Materials Awareness
3
EMYT 1127 Emergency Planning
3
EMYT 1129 Mass Fatalities Incident Response
3
EMYT 1137 Facility Security
3
FOSC 2037 Victimology
3
FOSC 2150 Case Preparation and Courtroom Testimony
4
     
 
Total Hours
60