2022-2023 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

A.S. Criminal Justice Program Fact Sheet

What is an A.S. Criminal Justice? The associate of science degree in Criminal Justice provides a solid foundation in general education and criminal justice that prepares students for entry-level employment in a variety of criminal justice fields or for continued education toward a baccalaureate degree. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Graduates may pursue additional education opportunities at senior institutions or pursue entry level positions in fields related to law enforcement, security (private or public), loss prevention, court administration, social services, or in a variety of fields that require a dedication to duty and commitment to public safety.
Prerequisite Courses
  1. FYES 1000  
  2. Degree level proficiency is required to take degree level General Education courses.
  3. Diploma level proficiency in English and Reading is required to take the CRJU courses. Please refer to course descriptions in the online catalog for specific prerequisites.
Semester Program Begins Spring, summer, and fall semester
Minimum Age Requirement 16 years of age at the start of program
Application Process Applicants to the A.S. Criminal Justice program must meet all Admission requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee. Individuals apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu, submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the Accuplacer test, if required.
Suggested First Classes
Program Requirements Upon graduation from the A.S. in Criminal Justice program, students must seek external certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council to be employable as police officers.
For more information, contact: Russ Pomrenke, program director, RPomrenke@GwinnettTech.edu, 678.226.6630.
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email EducationTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.

Gwinnett Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Lisa Richardson, Title IX, and Section 504 Coordinator, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 100, Room 407, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, 678-226-6691, LRichardson@GwinnettTech.edu.