Criminal Justice Technician

Program Overview

The Criminal Justice Technician Technical Certificate program is a sequence of courses that prepares the student for entry-level employment opportunities with regional law enforcement and correctional facility employers. The program emphasizes the principles of law enforcement, constitutional law, and criminal/corrections procedures needed for entry-level criminal justice employment. The technical certificate of credit prepares students for a position in law enforcement, corrections, or security.

Students can enter the Criminal Justice Technician certificate program any semester.  A full-time student can complete this program in 1 semester.  To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 15 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Criminal Justice Technician program must be able to deal with a wide array of situations with a level head.

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • North Campus (Sandersville)
  • South Campus (Dublin)
  • Online (Distance Education)
  • Little Ocmulgee Instructional Center

Salary Potential

$18,000.00 – $44,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees: $1,831.00
Books & Supplies: $710.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for entry-level employment opportunities with regional law enforcement and correctional facility employers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher, or GED.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • CRJU1010Introduction to Criminal Justice3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • CRJU1030Corrections3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • CRJU1040Principles of Law Enforcement3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • CRJU2020Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • CRJU2070Juvenile Justice3 credit hours45 contact hours