2018-2019 Catalog

Criminal Justice Specialist (CJ21) Certificate

CIP Code


Campus Availability and Advisement:
  • Floyd County Campus Advisor: Tyler Gayan                                                                                           Only Available On The Floyd County Campus To Dually Enrolled High School Students
  • Gordon County Campus Advisor: Tyler Gayan
  • Walker County Campus Advisor: Tony Adams
  • Whitfield Murray Campus Advisor: Tyler Gayan

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.

Entrance Requirements:

Age: Minimum of 18 years of age.

Required Courses (15 Credit Hours)

CRJU 1010Introduction to Criminal Justice


CRJU 1030Corrections


CRJU 1040Principles of Law Enforcement


CRJU 1068Criminal Law for Criminal Justice


CRJU 2020Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice


Total Credit Hours: 15 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation