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Program Overview

Criminal Justice Technology Specialist, C.C.C.

The Criminal Justice Technology Specialist certificate is designed to prepare individuals to work in law enforcement, corrections, private/industry security, and other criminal justice, legal, or public service-related fields. The program prepares students to work as police officers and sheriff’s deputies, correctional officers and jailers, and criminal justice practitioners/supervisors/managers in the various facets of the criminal justice system. It provides supplemental training for persons currently or previously employed in these occupations and may benefit professionals who are seeking incentive benefits or career enhancement in the field.


Courses are offered online (predominately) and, occasionally, at FGC’s main campus.

Testing Entrance Requirements

TABE and PERT Placement exam in Math, Reading, and Writing


Class hours will vary depending on the learning format.


  • Tuition: $2,479.68 + Books and Lab Fees


Credit hours



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Careers at a Glance

Employment Opportunities

Students who complete this program will be prepared for careers in the field of criminal justice with a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system and standard proceedings.

Program Details

Admission Requirements

All students must complete the admissions process with a high school diploma or GED certificate and submit an application to FGC.

Program Guide & Syllabi

The following is a suggested sequence of required courses:

  • CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 credits
  • CCJ 2002 Introduction to Juvenile Justice System 3 credits
  • SLS 2371 Personal Academic and Career Engagement or any other online CJ Elective 3 credits
  • CJC 1000 Introduction to Corrections 3 credits
  • CCJ 2030 Diversity, Crime, and Society 3 credits
  • SPC 2608 Public Speaking 3 credits
  • CCJ 2452 Criminal Justice Administration 3 credits
  • CJL 2131 Criminal Evidence and Procedure 3 credits
Learning Outcomes
  • Describe and discuss the criminal justice system.
  • Describe and discuss juvenile delinquency.
  • Summarize criminal justice administration.
  • Describe and discuss the role intermediate sanctions have in correctional policy.
  • Explain the evidence and the rules associated with the evidence.
  • Identify issues relating to human diversity in the criminal justice system.
  • Identify factors critical to maintaining physical security and control.
  • Demonstrate oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate basic computer skills and competency in common software applications.