Criminal Justice Technology Associate in Science
The Associate in Science in Criminal Justice Technology provides you with a strong background of necessary skills in the fast paced field of Criminal Justice. This program includes courses in the areas of law enforcement, legal affairs, corrections, and investigations. Covering criminal law, criminal procedures, crime scene investigation, and criminology, you will study valuable topics that will prepare you for a career in the public safety field.
- Criminal Justice Pathway: Associate in Arts
- Correctional Officer Training to Florida Law Enforcement Academy: Career Certificate
- Florida Law Enforcement Academy: Career Certificate
- Homeland Security Professional Certificate: Technical Certificate
- Traditional Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program: Career Certificate
- Criminal Justice Technology Specialist: Technical Certificate
Getting Started: Fall Term 2021
June 14: Financial Aid
Aug. 16: Application
Aug. 23: Classes Begin
Why Seminole State?
- Affordable tuition: Earn a state university education at about half the cost.
- Small class sizes: With classes of 30 or less, you don’t have to learn in an auditorium.
- Online degree option: Most courses for our A.S. degrees are offered in person and online, so you can study when and where you want.
- Seamless transition: Most A.S. graduates earn credits that can be applied to a bachelor's degree at Seminole State or at the University of Central Florida through DirectConnect™ to UCF.*
- Job Placement: According to state data, most Seminole State A.S. programs have placement rates above 90 percent.
*A.S. students who are planning to transfer to bachelor's degree programs should meet with a counselor, advisor or specialist to make sure the required courses are taken and the entry requirements are met.
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Your pursuit of higher education is admirable. So why struggle with high tuition in the process? Here we make life’s next steps affordable. Whether you’re seeking a university transfer (A.A.) degree, a four-year bachelor’s, an Associate in Science degree or even earning a technical certificate, you’ll find reasonable tuition and great value. And to us, that’s scholarly.
In fact, a full-time college education at Seminole State is more than $10,000 less each year than most state universities.
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Tuition and Fee Comparison*
|Tuition and Fees||$3,131||$6,380||$6,538||$6,379|
|Room and Board||-0-||$10,590||$11,088||$10,300|
|Books and Supplies||$1,000||$890||$1,000||$1,200|
For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2020-21 fee schedule.
* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.
Criminal justice professionals are confident and skilled critical thinkers who risk their lives to uphold the law while they protect and serve their communities. They hold positions in corrections, private and corporate security and law enforcement departments.
Graduates of this program are qualified to pursue entry-level criminal justice positions in parole and probation, corrections and the court systems. They also are also eligible for roles in the private sector, including workplace security, private and insurance investigation and safety and security patrol.
For career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.
Employment in this field is expected to grow by 18 percent through 2020. Continued demand for public safety professionals will lead to new openings for personnel in local departments (Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics).
College Credit Certificates
Students pursuing this degree also may obtain the following college credit certificates:
- Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Leadership Certificate
- Criminal Justice Technology Specialist Certificate
- Homeland Security Professional Certificate
Graduates of Seminole State or any other Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) certified training academies (Law Enforcement, Corrections, or crossover) may be eligible to receive college-level credit that can be applied toward this degree program.
The A.S. degree in Criminal Justice Technology will transfer to Lynn University's Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Some A.S. degree courses are also transferrable to other four-year institutions. Please review the articulation agreement for additional information.