Criminal Justice Technology Specialist
The Criminal Justice Technology Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit emphasizes a combination of criminal justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Completion of this technical certificate of credit may permit students to pursue entry level opportunities in any of the three components of the Criminal Justice System (Police, Courts, or Corrections). Completion of the Criminal Justice Technology 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.
Minimum Program Length: 2 Semesters
Estimated Program Cost: $3,600
- Must be 16 years of age
- Completion of high school or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply
- Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
- Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar
- Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate
This course introduces criminal law in the United States, but emphasizes the current specific status of Georgia criminal law. The course will focus on the most current statutory contents of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) with primary emphasis on the criminal and traffic codes. Topics include: historic development of criminal law in the United States; statutory law, Georgia Code (O.C.G.A.) Title 40-Motor Vehicle and Traffic Offenses; and Supreme Court rulings that apply to criminal law.
This course emphasizes those provisions of the Bill of Rights which pertain to criminal justice. Topics include: characteristics and powers of the three branches of government; principles governing the operation of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment.