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Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Description: The Introduction to Criminal Justice Technical Certificate of Credit is a sequence of courses that introduces students to studies which may lead to 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. Upon completion of this technical certificate of credit may permit students to pursue entry level opportunities in the criminal justice field. Completion of the Introduction to Criminal Justice Technical Certificate of Credit 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.

Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will illustrate the typical employment process for a peace officer in Georgia including the requirements for peace officer certification..

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Moultrie-Veterans Parkway, Tifton, Select High Schools

Length of Program: Two (2) Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admission criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: A high school diploma or equivalent (GED) is not necessary for application or admission, but must be received prior to the awarding of this certificate. College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 12 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Note: Credits from this program may be applied to a degree or a diploma program.

Students with Basic Peace Officer Certification and/or Basic Correctional Officer Certification may be eligible for prior learning credit. This will be addressed on an individual basis if requested by the student. Refer to the Advanced Placement Credit section of the handbook.


Credit Hours

1. Occupational Courses (12 hours)
CRJU 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 1030 Corrections 3
CRJU 1040 Principles of Law Enforcement 3
CRJU 2050 Criminal Procedure 3