Are you looking for a career in Criminal Justice?
The Criminal Justice Technology 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. 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.
The Crime Scene Fundamentals certificate program begins to introduce students to various careers in the rapidly growing field of forensic science. Students will gain introductory exposure to knowledge and skills that may encourage further academic preparation in careers in forensic technology in areas such as crime scene investigation, death investigation, laboratory technology, evidence technology, forensic computer science, and general forensic science or criminal justice fields.
NOTE: Prospective students need to know that they will be required to meet all applicable employment requirements, including satisfactory background and criminal checks, in order to qualify for some internships and to gain employment in most law enforcement settings. A felony and/or aggravated misdemeanor conviction may bar students from completing the program. A felony and/or aggravated misdemeanor conviction also may preclude the student from obtaining employment in the Criminal Justice profession