About the Program

This program is designed for practitioners employed by criminal justice agencies or for students wishing to diversify their major course of study. The purpose of the certificate program is to provide students with an academic post-secondary education in criminal justice. Courses taken will provide a theoretical and systems approach to the entire field of criminal justice. Courses completed satisfactorily may be used toward the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice Technology.

Areas of instruction focus on concepts, theories and processes pertaining to all areas of the criminal justice system, including police work and organization, criminal law, causes of criminal behavior, rules of evidence and criminal procedures, and correctional services and systems.

Learning experiences for students in the Criminal Justice Technology program are provided in the classrooms on Airport and Beltline campuses as well as online. Introductory courses may also be taught at Batesburg-Leesville.


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