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Criminal Justice Technology Associate in Science

Criminal Justice Technology Associate in Science
Type: AS
Major Code: CRIM-AS
CIP: 1743010302
Educational Plan: CRIM-AS

Program Description

Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Criminal Justice Technology provides graduates with a broad foundation in criminal justice studies, including criminal law, legal procedures, criminal evidence and criminology. Topics such as law enforcement, courts and corrections are also reviewed.


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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Job Outlook

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
  • Gang Investigations Certificate
  • Homeland Security Certificate
  • Homeland Security Specialist Certificate

Students who earn the Homeland Security or Gang Investigations certificate have successfully completed the required eight courses (24 credits) to gain area-specific training and enhance their level of community service.


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.

Degree Transfer

DirectConnect to UCF: The A.S. degree in Criminal Justice Technology will transfer to the University of Central Florida’s Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Criminal Justice. Some A.S. degree courses are also transferrable to other four-year institutions.

Placement and Salary Information

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Available Courses
Required Courses
Elective Courses

Choose 15 credits from the following list:


Any CCJ, CJC, CJE, CJJ, CJL, DSC or SLS prefix college credit course

Gang Investigations - The following courses may be used to meet elective requirements:
Homeland Security - The following courses may be used to meet elective requirements:
Law Enforcement Leadership - The following courses may be used to meet elective requirements:
General Education Courses

Humanities General Education course


Mathematics or Science General Education course


Social Science General Education course


Any General Education course




Mathematics or Science General Education course

If you choose an additional science course, courses must be from 2 areas
Total Credits:

Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field. A.S. degree graduates may transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs should consult with Student Affairs counselors, advisors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.


If you choose a Science General Education course, due to state law, you must also complete any college developmental mathematics course(s) if you are non-exempt and if any were required by your entry-level test scores, before you can be awarded an associate degree.


Students with a baccalaureate degree or an associate of arts degree from a regionally accredited institution will be considered to have met general education requirements for this degree program.

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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Criminal Justice Institute
Fax: 407.322.1309
Office: PS-100
Campus: Sanford/Lake Mary

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