Criminal Justice Specialist
Offered at the Following Campus Locations
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.
This program requires either the Next Generation ACCUPLACER®, ACCUPLACER® COMPASS college placement test scores or minimum High School GPA of 2.0.
ACCUPLACER® minimum scores: Reading Comprehension 36, Sentence Skills 30, Arithmetic 23
COMPASS minimum scores: Reading 70, Writing 32, Mathematics 26
Next Generation ACCUPLACER® minimum scores: Reading 218, Writing 222, Arithmetic 223