Criminal Justice

Campuses

Clarkesville
Blairsville
Currahee

Credentials Offered

Associate Degree
Diploma
Certificate

Program Length

2-5 Semesters

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Criminal Justice

Do you have a passion for helping others and creating safer communities?

NGTC’s Criminal Justice Technology diploma and degree programs prepare graduates to pursue diverse opportunities in the corrections, security, investigative, and police administration fields. 

To better serve our students, all the core Criminal Justice classes are available in an online format making it an excellent option for those needing a flexible class schedule.

NGTC has agreements with other institutions which will allow our criminal justice graduates to pursue higher education through articulated credit. Several colleges, including Piedmont University and Mercer University, have agreements with NGTC which allow Criminal Justice AAS degree graduates the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

The Criminal Justice Technology associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for Criminal Justice professions. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Program graduates receive a Criminal Justice Technology associate degree.

Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through the enhancement of career potential. Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the corrections, security, investigative, and police administration fields. Completion of the Criminal Justice Technology associate degree does not ensure certification of officer status in Georgia. Students must seek such certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council.

Courses in the program include: 

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Corrections
  • Principles of Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Law for Criminal Justice
  • Ethics & Cultural Perspectives
  • Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Juvenile Justice

Credentials You Can Earn

Associate Degree

The Criminal Justice Technology degree program prepares students for Criminal Justice professions. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of Criminal Justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Criminal Justice Technology associate degree. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through the enhancement of career potential. Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the corrections, security, investigative, and police administration fields. Completion of the Criminal Justice Technology associate degree does not ensure certification of officer status in Georgia. Students must seek such certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council. Graduates of the program receive a Criminal Justice Technology Associate of Applied Science degree.

Diploma

The Criminal Justice Technology diploma program prepares students for Criminal Justice professions. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of Criminal Justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Criminal Justice Technology diploma. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the corrections, security, investigative, and police administration fields. Completion of the Criminal Justice Technology diploma does not ensure certification of officer status in Georgia. Students must seek such certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council. Program graduates receive a Criminal Justice Technology Diploma.

Career Opportunities

Students completing the program may choose career paths in:

Corrections Officers

Security Officers

Investigators

Law Enforcement Officers and Administrators

Probation Officers

Crime Scene Technicians

Graduates of the Criminal Justice Technology program may work in a variety of fields including:

Incarceration

Social Services

Gaming

Protective Services

Private Sector

Additional career options can be researched on the following site(s):

Meet the Faculty

Photo of Pamela Segers Pamela Segers Department Chair/Criminal Justice Program Director/Instructor 706-754-7760

The Criminal Justice Technology AAS degree is perfect for those who have a passion for protecting others and creating safer communities.

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