Introduction to Criminal Justice (IT51) Technical Certificate of Credit
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 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.
The standard curriculum for the Introduction to Criminal Justice Certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students are accepted into the program every semester. The program generally takes two (2) semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 12 credit hours.
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
NOTE: PURSUANT TO STATE LAW, A CONVICTION FOR A FELONY OR MULTIPLE MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES COULD RESULT IN EXCLUSION FROM EMPLOYMENT IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIELD
Costs are estimates and are subject to change.
- Tuition/Fees: $1,706
- Books/Supplies: $800
|Occupational Courses (12 hours)
|CRJU 1010Intro to Criminal Justice
(Prerequisite: 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.
(Prerequisite: 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; community involvement; alternative sentencing; rehabilitation; and staffing.
|CRJU 1040Principles of Law Enforcement
(Prerequisite: Program admission) This course examines the principles of organization, administration, and the 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.
|CRJU 2050Criminal Procedure
(Prerequisite: 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 of the state and federal level.
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