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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Jun 25, 2019
 
2018-2019 Catalog [Aug. 2018-Aug. 2019] 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [Aug. 2018-Aug. 2019] [Archived Catalog]

Criminal Justice Technology (2239) (A.S.)


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Associate in Science

Mission/Purpose

The mission of the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Criminal Justice Technology is to educate, train, and develop students for entry-level positions in the criminal justice system. The curriculum emphasizes the development of introductory knowledge of criminological theories and ethics in the criminal justice system, along with communication and critical thinking skills. The program has an applied focus on corrections, courts, policing, juvenile justice, and victim service professions.

The Program

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Criminal Justice Technology is designed to prepare its graduates with entry-level skills for employment in the criminal justice system. The program emphasizes knowledge of criminological theories, ethics, criminal justice system components, communication, and critical thinking skills. The program has an applied focus on corrections, courts, policing, juvenile justice, and victim service professions. This degree is part of a pre-College program: A. Philip Randolph High School's Public Safety Magnet Program offers dual enrollment to work toward this associate in science degree.

Students may be eligible to receive college credits for Florida Department of Law Enforcement Certifications as Law Enforcement or Corrections Officers (completion of an academy program/workforce certificate is required). See a program advisor for the most current information.

Embedded Certificate(s)

A technical certificate, Criminal Justice Technology Specialist (6420) (T.C.) , is included as an option within this degree program. Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn the technical certificate while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue the certificate to develop or upgrade their skills. Contact an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

Please note that by being enrolled in Criminal Justice Technology (2239) (A.S.)  you may automatically meet the requirements for the aforementioned technical certificate. If you meet the requirements for the technical certificate, as a result of being enrolled in Criminal Justice Technology (2239) (A.S.) , you may automatically be awarded the technical certificate upon meeting its requirements as well. If you choose to opt out of this automatic awarding of a technical certificate please contact an advisor to do so.

Need More Information? Contact:

Tameiko Grant, Instructional Program Manager, (904) 646-2328 or tameiko.grant@fscj.edu

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Curriculum


General Education Coursework

Credit Hours: 15

Professional Coursework

Credit Hours: 36

Professional Elective Coursework

Minimum Credit Hours: 9

Total Credit Hours: 60

Record of Conviction of a Crime


Most clinical agencies require students to undergo drug screening and criminal background checks prior to placement in the agencies for clinical experiences. Students whose drug screening and criminal background checks are deemed unsatisfactory may be denied access to clinical experiences by the clinical agencies. Failure to qualify for and meet clinical requirements at clinical sites may prevent completion of the program. Withdrawal from the program may be necessary if students cannot be placed for clinical experiences.

The cost of the background check and drug screen is borne by the student. Additionally, it is the student's responsibility to have all paperwork completed by the program's published deadline.

Students who are unable to complete the clinical requirements after acceptance into Limited Access or Selective Access programs are not eligible for refunds of tuition and fees. 

A physical examination may be required upon acceptance to the program.

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded the Associate in Science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C") at Florida State College at Jacksonville in courses eligible toward the Associate in Science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses (A.S. Florida State College at Jacksonville GPA).
  3. Earned an all-college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C") on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding developmental education) in lower division courses (All college cumulative).
  4. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit for prior learning do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Complete the required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  6. Earned a grade of a "C" or better in each course used to satisfy the general education requirements and any other area designated with a "C" or better requirement.
  7. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
 Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  1. A student's graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students' graduation dates since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under the (2018/2019) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2018/2019 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have pre-requisite and/or co-requisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  4. Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of "C" or better regardless of program of study.

Articulation


This A.S. degree program articulates into a bachelor's degree program. For more information, please visit the Transfer Services Web page and look for your A.S. program of study.

University Transfer


This Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs are intended primarily for students who desire to complete an Associate in Science degree or an Associate in Applied Science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the University Transfer Guide.

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