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CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST PROGRAM

 

Hillsborough Community College offers a College Credit Certificate as a Criminal Justice Technology Specialist designed to prepare graduates to work in law enforcement, corrections, private security, and other criminal justice, legal, or public service related fields. 

All courses taken toward this Certificate can be transfered and used toward the completion of an Associated Degree in Criminal Justice (AS.CJT).   That would allow a student to take this program first, graduate, and then continue towards their Associated degree.  

STUDENTS CAN SEEK:    

  • A Criminal Justice Technology Specialist Credit Certificate alone, or
  • A Criminal Justice Technology Specialist Certificate at the same time and along with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice Technology. 

A student interested in law enforcement can choose to seek a Criminal Justice Technology Specialist College Credit Certificate which requires 24 credit hours. This College Certificate is recommended for those students who are interested in a career in law enforcement and already have a college degree or do not want one.  A  student interested in law enforcement can choose to seek both a Criminal Justice Technology Specialist College Credit Certificate and an A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice at the same time for the same 64 credits by selecting the right classes as electives for the A.S. Degree.    

The below list of courses (24 Credits) must be taken to receive the College Credit Certificate as a Criminal Justice Technology Specialist.  

 

REQUIRED COURSES FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE

CCJ-1020......Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 Cr)
CCJ-2191......Human Behavior in Criminal Justice (3 Cr)
CCJ-2358......Criminal Justice Communications and Reports (3 Cr)
CJJ-1002......Juvenile Delinquency (3 Cr)
CJE-1000......Introduction to Law Enforcement (3 Cr)
CJL-2130......Criminal Evidence & Procedure (3 Cr)             

AND STUDENTS MUST SELECT TWO OF THE FOLLOWING CLASSES:

CCJ-1488.......Ethics in Criminal Justice (3 Cr)
CCJ-2671.......Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Criminal Justice (3 Cr)
CJC-1000.......Introduction to Corrections (3 Cr)
CJL-1500.......Introduction to the Court System (3 Cr) 

SCC-1000......Introduction to Private Security (3 Cr) 
  

For the course descriptions for our Criminal Justice Technology Specialist courses, please click here: 

Criminal Justice Course Descriptions  

 

Please Note: Students must apply to Advising to obtain their Criminal justice Technology Specialist Credit Certificate.