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.
Due 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.
Our 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.
If you have completed one of SPC's training academies, you can earn academic credit towards our A.S. degree in Criminal Justice Technology.
Our Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology teaches you:
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Composition
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Literature
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Speech
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSHumanities and Fine Arts
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSMathematics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEthics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSComputer/Information Literacy Competency
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEnhanced World View
SUPPORT COURSESPolitical Science/Psychology/Sociology (Select 3 credits)
MAJOR CORE COURSESComplete 15 credits
SUBPLANSSelect one subplan from below (Complete 24 credits)
Select ONE of the following Subplans
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSubplan: Cross Discipline (CRJ) (Select 24 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSubplan: Law Enforcement (LAW ENF) (Complete 24 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSubplan: Corrections (COR) (Complete 24 credits)
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