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Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science

Criminal Justice Technology (2239)

Criminal justice technologists could be described as the social scientists of the legal system. They are crime analysts, compliance officers, crime prevention specialists, domestic violence counselors, probation and parole officers, and private investigators. Many work in juvenile justice, State Attorney’s offices and local police agencies.

Florida Community College partners with an involved advisory committee of leaders in the law enforcement community in both Duval and Nassau counties as the Northeast Regional Criminal Justice Training Center. This assures that students will receive modern, up-to-date instruction that is relevant to current practices in the field. The program combines a degree with certification as either a police or correctional officer, and positions you for advancement to supervisor. Your coursework combines general education with professional courses, while electives offer further concentration in your area of interest. Class are taught by criminal justice professionals at the North and South campuses, and are available days and evenings.

Pre-College Programs
Andrew Jackson High School’s Criminal Justice Magnet Program offers dual enrollment to work toward the A.S. or A.A.S. degree.

Special Topic
The Criminal Justice Bio-Terrorism course is recommended for a basic understanding of terrorism strategies, biological and chemical toxins, and methods that identify and neutralize terrorist groups and tactics.

This program is part of the FCCJ Co-op/Internship Opportunities Program. Your internship gives you first hand experience, college credits, a professional resume, as well as networking contacts and references. You’ll shadow patrol, homicide, burglary, special victims and crime scene investigation (CSI) units, and witness courtroom procedures from testimony to arrest. Find out how the internship can earn you both college credit and experience.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
This degree provides the opportunity to work within the various criminal justice agencies as counselors, intake specialists, clerks and other positions that support the operations. Twice a year, open house recruitment fairs allow you to apply for programs and positions with numerous local and state agencies, as well as the FBI.

Annual Salaries
Entry level salaries for range from $28,000-$36,000 for entry level positions.

Graduates of this A.S. program may articulate into a bachelor’s in criminal justice program at any state of Florida public university. (Please visit state university web sites to find out which university offers this bachelor’s degree.) This program also articulates into an online bachelor’s in criminal justice administration program at Columbia College, Strayer University, Bellevue University and University of Phoenix. See more information on articulation.

Estimated tuition is $4,250 (for Florida residents, as of 7/06). Check with program manager regarding books, materials and fees.

Criminal Justice Technology (2239)

General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
*Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
*Mathematics 3
*Humanities 3
  Credit Hours 15

Professional Courses
CJL 1400 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure 3
CCJ 1030 Man, Crime and Society 3
CCJ 2500 Juvenile Deliquency 3
CCJ 1010 Introduction to Criminology 3
CCJ 2488 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CCJ 2230 Criminal Evidence and Procedure 3
CGS 1060 Introductory Computer Concepts 3
CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CCJ 1943 Internship 3
CJE 1300 Police Administration 3
CJC 1000 Introduction to Corrections 3
*Natural Science with Lab 4
ENC 1102 Writing About Non-Fiction 3
  or LIT 2000 Introduction to Literature (Fiction)  
  Credit Hours 40

Professional Electives
CJL 2062 Constitutional Law 3
CJC 2162 Probation, Pardon and Parole 3
CJC 2400 Treatment Techniques and Practices 3
CCJ 2931 Advanced and Contemporary Issues
in Corrections
CCJ 2667 Victimology 3
CCJ 2930 Special Topics/Seminars — Criminology 3
CCJ 2933 Special Topics — Corrections 3
CJD 2310 Police Supervision 3
CJT 2100 Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation 3
CJT 2801 Introduction to Private Security 3
  *A.S. General Education Courses  
  Credit Hours 9

Total Credit Hours: 64

*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.

You have two options in this program: the associate in science (A.S.) degree, which can prepare you for employment or transfer to a state university, and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, which is intended primarily for students who want immediate employment after graduation. If you choose the A.S. degree you must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics. The A.A.S. degree requires MAT 1033 or higher. Please see an advisor to determine the option that is best for you.

Record of Conviction of a Crime
If the students enroll in an internship or cooperative education class and are seeking experience at a law enforcement agency or facility under Children and Family Services, then a background check is performed by the law enforcement agency or facility and the student may be denied employment (paid or non-paid) based on their criminal record.

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