Criminal Justice Technology

Credentials You Can Earn

NGTC's Criminal Justice Technology diploma and degree programs prepare graduates to pursue diverse opportunities in the corrections, security, investigative, and police administration fields. Curriculum includes a range of related courses, from Principles of Law Enforcement to Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice. Employment may require certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council.

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Degree

Criminal Justice Technology 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 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

Criminal Justice Technology 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.


Find an exciting career in the growing field of Criminal Justice. North Georgia Technical College’s Criminal Justice program can prepare you to pursue diverse opportunities in the corrections, security, investigative, and police administration fields.

Class curriculum will include lab classes which will give students a chance to experience hands-on training in forensics investigation, case law study, briefing for important national and state criminal cases, and assistance in development of analytical reasoning skills used in criminal justice and law enforcement.

NGTC’s Criminal Justice Technology program will help you to build a strong foundation for your future career with a program of academics which emphasizes a combination of Criminal Justice theory and practical application. Courses of study will include:
• Introduction to Criminal Justice
• Introduction to Criminal Procedure
• Principals of Law Enforcement
• Corrections
• Constitutional Law
• Ethics and Criminal Justice
• Criminal Law
• Juvenile Justice

To better serve our students, NGTC has agreements with other institutions which will allow our criminal justice graduates to pursue higher education through articulated credit. Several colleges, including Piedmont College and Mercer University have agreements with NGTC which allow Criminal Justice AAS Degree graduates the opportunity to pursue a Bachelors 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 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.

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Career Opportunities

Individuals who graduate from NGTC’s Criminal Justice Technology program can hit the ground running if they choose to become:

  • Corrections Officers
  • Security Guards
  • Investigative Technicians
  • Police Administrators
  • Probation Officers

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

  • Incarceration
  • Social Services
  • Gaming

There are many employment fields that require skills similar to those required to be a criminal justice technician, such as:

  • Gaming Surveillance workers
  • Social and Human Services Associates
  • Substance Abuse Counselors

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

Meet the Faculty

 

 

Stephen Hill

Stephen Hill brings a breadth of experience ranging from Florida State Trooper to surveillance for US Customs and Homeland Security.  He holds BS and MS degrees in Criminal Justice from St. Leo College in Florida.  Mr. Hill is also a licensed pilot.  Contact:  shill@northgatech.edu.


Pamela Segers

Pamela Segers joined the Criminal Justice Technology faculty at North Georgia Technical College in 2010.  With more than 20 years of occupational experience, her educational credentials include BA in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Piedmont College and a MA in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Contact:  psegers@northgatech.edu.


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