Criminal Justice Specialist

Offered at the Following Campus Locations

Program Overview

The Criminal Justice Specialist certificate 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. The program emphasizes a combination of criminal justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Upon completion of this technical certificate of credit may permit students to pursue entry level opportunities in the criminal justice field. Completion of the Criminal Justice Specialist certificate 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.

Entrance Requirements

This program requires either the ACCUPLACER® or COMPASS college placement test and High School Diploma or GED. Minimum Required Age of 16.

ACCUPLACER® minimum scores: Reading Comprehension 36, Sentence Skills 30, Arithmetic 23

COMPASS minimum scores: Reading 70, Writing 32, Mathematics 26