What skills do students learn in this program?
Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention and advancement. The Criminal Justice Fundamentals technical certificate of credit program 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 the criminal justice field.

What types of students thrive in the program and in this career field? Those who:

  • have no criminal background
  • exhibit high moral character
  • are detail-oriented
  • work well in stressful environments
  • are open to flexible work schedules

What types of jobs are available to graduates of the program?
Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the corrections, security, investigative and police administration fields. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Completion of a Criminal Justice Technology associate degree, diploma or technical certificate of credit does not ensure certification of officer status in the state of Georgia. Graduates must seek such certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council in order to become a certified police officer.  NOTE: Completion of any of these programs does not guarantee employment.