Introduction to Criminal Justice, TCC (IT51) Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: Moultrie (Veterans Parkway), Thomasville, Tifton, Tift County High School, Bainbridge High School , Miller County High School , Bainbridge

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.

Length of Program: Two (2) Semesters.

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

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

Age: N/A

Education: A high scjool diploma or equivalent (GED) is not required for application or admission, but is required for graduation.

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 credits, This will be addressed on an individual basis if requested by the student. Refer to the Advanced Placement Credit section of the Handbook.

Cost
Books: $289.00
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $600.00
Total: $1,190.00
Books: $365.80
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $600.00
Total: $1,266.80
Curriculum Outline (12 hours)
1: Occupational Courses (12 hours) 12
CRJU 1010

Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission Introduces the development and organization of the criminal justice system in the United States. Topics include: the American criminal justice system; constitutional limitations; organization of enforcement, adjudication, and corrections; and career opportunities and requirements.

3
CRJU 1030

Pre-requisites: Program Admission Provides an analysis of all phases of the American correctional system and practices, including its history, procedures, and objectives. Topics include: history and evolution of correctional facilities; legal and administrative problems; institutional facilities and procedures; probation, parole, and prerelease programs; alternative sentencing; rehabilitation; community involvement; and staffing.

3
CRJU 1040

Pre-requisites: Program Admission This course examines the principles of the organization, administration, and duties of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Topics include: history and philosophy of law enforcement, evaluation of administrative practices, problems in American law enforcement agencies, emerging concepts, professionalism, and community crime prevention programs.

3
CRJU 2050

Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Introduces the procedural law of the criminal justice system which governs the series of proceedings through which government enforces substantive criminal law. The course offers an emphasis on the laws of arrest and search and seizure; the rules of evidence, right to counsel, and the rights and duties of both citizens and officers. The course covers in depth appropriate Case Law and court rulings that dictate criminal procedure on the State and Federal Level.

3
Faculty
Program Chair

Criminal Justice Technology Program Chair
School of Professional Services
Thomasville

15689 US 19 North, Thomasville, GA 31792
Advisor

Criminal Justice Technology Faculty
School of Professional Services
Bainbridge

Advisor

Criminal Justice Faculty
School of Professional Services
Tifton

52 Tech Drive, Tifton, GA 31794
Advisor

Criminal Justice Faculty
School of Professional Services
Moultrie Veterans Parkway

800 North Veterans Parkway, Moultrie, GA 31788
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