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Criminal Justice Technology A.S. Degree

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    This program prepares you to work as an officer, supervisor or manager in law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions, juvenile courts, crime laboratories, private security, or other legal or public service fields.

  • Notice to Out-of-State Online Students

    ImportantDue to state authorization requirements for distance learning that are particular to each state, students who reside in Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada cannot enroll in online classes at St. Petersburg College as long as they are residents of those states.

  • Earn your A.S. and continue with your bachelor's degree at SPC

    AS iconOur flexible Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice Technology gives you a foundation in public safety and an education credential if you want to move up in your career. You choose your specialty based on your interests or experience. This A.S. degree transfers to our bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration. 

  • Your public safety academy training applies to this degree

    If you have completed one of SPC's training academies, you can earn academic credit towards our A.S. degree in Criminal Justice Technology.

    PSAV to AS to BAS 

  • What you will learn

    Our Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology teaches you:

    • The nature and principles of the criminal justice system
    • Criminal investigation procedure
    • Juvenile delinquency issues
    • Law enforcement administration and operations
    • The fields of corrections and criminal law
    • Rules of evidence
  • Please NOTE: This program does not prepare you for certification as a correctional officer, law enforcement officer, correctional probation officer, auxiliary correctional officer or auxiliary law enforcement officer. You must successfully complete a Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) Basic Recruit Program, such as one of SPC's training academies, to become a certified officer through FDLE.

  • Criminal Justice Technology Public Safety Services
    Associate in Science

    CJPSS-AS

    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2016 (510)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2016 (510), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



    Program Leadership Information

    publicsafetyadvising@spcollege.edu -
    Michael Hughes, Lead Instructor, AC, (727) 341-4146
    Brian Frank, Dean, AC, (727) 341-4503

    Program Summary

    The goal of this program is to prepare the student with a diverse background in the history, philosophy, organization and operation of the various arenas of public safety and their respective processes. The flexibility of this degree is that the student is allowed to select an option/sub plan and still be able to receive a well rounded foundation of the public safety field. The Associate in Science degree program allows students to not only graduate with an AS degree, but also be able to meet the entrance requirements to continue the BAS degree in Public Safety Administration.

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.


    Admission Rules

    SPECIAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
    1. Complete SPC application
    2. Take SPC Placement Test
    3. Completion of any remedial course work
    4. Attend an advising session with the program office

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Law Enforcement and Corrections Subplans Only
    1. *Must have permission of the program office before registering.
    2. **Must have completed the St. Petersburg College Basic Law Enforcement Academy or Basic Corrections Academy, taken and passed the FDLE State Exam, and completed any necessary preparations to have these academy credits transferred to or accepted by SPC. Other credits may be awarded from other FDLE Certified Training schools via the SPC Experiential Learning Program.

    Graduation Rules

    SPECIAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:
    1. A grade of "C" or better in all designated major and support courses in this program.
    2. Completion of an End of Program Assessment Examination.

    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Communications - Composition

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.3

    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Communications - Literature

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition II/Literature coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 36 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.3

    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Communications - Speech

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Humanities and Fine Arts

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Mathematics

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Ethics

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Computer/Information Literacy Competency

    Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Enhanced World View

    Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

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    SUPPORT COURSES
    Political Science/Psychology/Sociology (Select 3 credits)

    Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Social/Behavioral Science requirement for this AS degree.
    POS 2041American National Government3
    POS 2041HHonors American National Government3
    PSY 1012General Psychology3
    PSY 1012HHonors General Psychology3
    SYG 2000Introductory Sociology3

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Complete 15 credits

    CCJ 1020Introduction to Criminal Justice3
    CCJ 2704Survey of Research Methods for Criminal Justice3
    CJE 1202Crime and Delinquency3
    CJE 2605Investigative Trends3
    CJL 2062Constitutional Law & Rules of Evidence3

    SUBPLANS
    Select one subplan from below (Complete 24 credits)

    Select ONE of the following Subplans

    SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
    Subplan: Cross Discipline (CRJ) (Select 24 credits)

    Courses listed are a suggested pathway. Or select any courses with CCJ, CJB, CJC, CJD, CJE, CJL, CJT or DSC prefixes24
    CJE 1640Introduction to Crime Scene Technology3
    CJE 1643Advanced Crime Scene Technology3
    CJE 1681Internet as an Investigative Tool3
    CJE 1684Internet Fraud Investigations3
    CJE 2644Crime Scene Safety3
    DSC 1002Domestic & International Terrorism3
    DSC 1004Introduction to the NRF and NIMS3
    DSC 1552Critical Infrastructure Protection3

    SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
    Subplan: Law Enforcement (LAW ENF) (Complete 24 credits)

    Credits articulated and applied from completion of the PSAV Law Enforcement Academy can be used toward the required 24 credits for this subplan C. Students completing this degree using this option must meet with the program office or the SEPSI Advisor in order to be certain all requirements of this option have been fulfilled.24

    SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
    Subplan: Corrections (COR) (Complete 24 credits)

    Credits articulated and applied from completion of the PSAV Corrections Academy can be used towards fulfillment of the required 24 credits for this subplan. Students completing this degree using this option must meet with the program office or the SEPSI Advisor in order to be certain all requirements of this option have been fulfilled. Courses will be identified later.24
    Total Credits64