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2016-2017 Catalog 
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Criminal Justice Technology, AS

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The Associate in Science (AS) in Criminal Justice Technology is designed for students seeking a professional career and prepares students to work in law enforcement, corrections, private/industry security, and other criminal justice, legal or public service related fields.  This program prepares students to work as criminal justice practitioners/supervisors/managers in law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions, juvenile courts, crime laboratories, and mobile units dealing with physical evidence, etc. or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations. The AS CRJT program may also be beneficial to professionals seeking incentive benefits or career enhancement in the field.

Program Structure

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of 60 credit hours in the following areas: 18 credit hours of General Education Requirements, 30 credit hours of Criminal Justice Technology Core Requirements, 9 credit hours of Specified Elective Requirements in either Homeland Security, Legal Environment, Crime Scene Technology, or General Criminal Justice, and 3 credit hours of Open Electives.

Course Prerequisites

Many courses require prerequisites. Check the description of each course in the list below to check for prerequisites, minimum grade requirements, and other restrictions related to the course. Students must complete all prerequisites for a course prior to registering for it.


Students must fulfill all requirements of their program major in order to be eligible for graduation. Students must indicate their intention to attend commencement ceremony, by completing the Commencement Form by the published deadline.

General Education Requirements: 18 Credit Hours

Criminal Justice Technology, AS Degree Specified Elective Requirements: 9 Credit Hours

Specified electives are comprised of courses in the following areas of emphasis:

Criminal Justice Technology, AS Degree Open Elective Requirements: 3 Credit Hours

Electives may be taken from any 1000 and 2000 level courses: SLS 1515   required for First Time in College students.

Total Degree Requirements: 60 Credit Hours

Information is available online at: www.fsw.edu/academics/ or on the School of Business and Technology Home Page at: www.fsw.edu/sobt

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