2022-2023 Catalog

Introduction to Criminal Justice (IT51) Certificate

Campus Availability and Advisement:

Program Description:

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 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

Education Requirement: High School diploma or GED® is not required to enter or graduate from the program.


Required Courses (12 Credit Hours)

CRJU 1010Introduction to Criminal Justice


CRJU 1030Corrections


CRJU 1040Principles of Law Enforcement


CRJU 2050Criminal Procedure


Total Credit Hours: 12 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation