Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog

Criminal Justice Technology CJT3

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Criminal Justice

Associate of Applied Science

Program Description

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.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Required Age

16

High School Diploma or GED Required

Yes

Placement Scores for Regular Admission (COMPASS)

English

Reading

Math

Algebra

62

79

N/A

37

 

Program Courses

Credits

General Education Core (Required Minimum: 15 Semester Credit Hours)

 

Area I - Language Arts/Communications

3

ENGL 1101 -Composition and Rhetoric

 

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences

3

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics

3

Area IV - Humanities and Fine Arts

3

Specific General Education Core Elective

3

One course from Area I, II, III, or IV

 

For a complete listing of General Education courses and electives select the following link: General Education Courses

Occupational Courses

 

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 1400 - Ethics and Cultural Perspectives for Criminal Justice

3

CRJU 2050 - Criminal Procedure

3

CRJU 1068 - Criminal Law for Criminal Justice

3

CRJU 2020 - Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice

3

CRJU 2070 - Juvenile Justice

3

CRJU 2100 - Criminal Justice Externship

3

Occupational Electives

15

Minimum credit hours for Graduation

60