2020-2021 College Catalog

Criminal Justice Fundamentals TCC

Criminal Justice Fundamentals TCC (Major Code: CJ71)

Program Description

The Criminal Justice Fundamentals Technical Certificate of Credit 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 Technical Certificate of Credit 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.

Career Information


Criminal Investigator, Crime Scene Technician, and Evidence Technician

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 11.2% nationally and 1.1% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $30,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Mortissa Harvey
Program Director, Criminal Justice
Academic Building C2127

Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 1 Term

Credit Hours: 12

Estimated Program Cost: $2,242

Course Outline


Occupational Courses

COMP 1000Intro to Computers


CRJU 1010Intro. To Criminal Justice


CRJU 1030Corrections


CRJU 1040Principles Of Law Enforcement


Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 12

Program Outcomes

1. Graduates should be able to attain academic, occupational, and professional knowledge.
2. Graduates should be able to attain skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.