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Criminal Justice Technology (Evening Program) Degree

Health and Sciences Division

General Description | Semester Layout  | Course Requirements | Printable Checklist

Mission

To educate and prepare graduates for employment in the criminal justice system.

Description

Criminal Justice Technology prepares students for a broad variety of careers in policing, corrections, courts, private security, and homeland security. The duties include protecting lives and property, enhancing community relations, enforcing laws, patrolling and responding to calls, collecting facts through investigations, conducting surveillance, writing reports, and controlling convicted offenders in a correctional setting or in the community.

Personnel in this vocation are employed by private, local, state, and federal agencies. According to the U. S. Department of Labor the annual income for criminal justice personnel is $22,000. The projected growth in job opportunities in criminal justice positions is in the 21-35% range for the next decade.

Program Entrance Requirements

Course Level Required Courses
High School

None

College None
Other Required

Diploma or GED

Yes

Approval/Permission Needed -- Application Process

No

Prior Experience/Observation

No
Minimum Cumulative GPA  of 2.0

Yes

Current CPR Certification

by American Heart Association or American Red Cross

No
First Aid Certification No

Hepatitis B Immunization

or Signed Informed Refusal or Titer

No
MMR Immunization or Titer No
Chicken Pox Vaccination or Titer No
Two-step PPD / Chest X-Ray No

Medical Examination

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

No

Dental Examination

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

Dental health must meet departmental standards.

No

Technical Standards

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

No

Negative Drug Screen

No

Satisfactory Background Check

No

Other Diplomas, Licensures, etc.

No

Recent Photograph

Photograph will not be returned.

No

Academic Standards

Standard Criteria Required

Courses requiring a grade of "C" or better

Any course with one of the following prefixes: CRJ, ENG, PSY, SOC, SPC

Yes

Courses that may not be attempted more than twice

No

Complete or Maintain CPR Certification

by American Heart Association or American Red Cross

No

Curriculum Completion Requirement

No

Drug Calculation Competency

Students must demonstrate drug calculation competency each semester in order to progress in curriculum courses.

No

Dismissal Policy

No

Re-entry Policy

No

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete all required courses specified in the curriculum.
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the College.
  • Achieve a cumulative final GPA of 2.0.
  • Earn at least 25 percent of the total credit hours of his/her curriculum at FDTC.  Exceptions can be made only by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Program Specific Notes

The Criminal Justice Technology program grants transfer credit for selected courses offered at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.