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Criminal Justice Specialist - CJ21 Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Description: The Criminal Justice Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit 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. Upon completion of this technical certificate of credit may permit students to pursue entry level opportunities in the criminal justice field. Completion of the Criminal Justice Specialist 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.

Locations Offered:
Valdosta
Ben Hill Irwin
Coffee
High School
Cook

Requirements:

  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Additional Program Requirements:

  • A satisfactory criminal background check must be completed prior to entering the Criminal Justice practicum or internship. A felony conviction could prevent students from obtaining an intern site and employment in the Criminal Justice field.

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Curriculum
Occupational Courses 15
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 2020 Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice 3
Faculty & Staff
Advisor

Criminal Justice Instructor

Advisor

Criminal Justice Instructor


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