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2012-2013 Catalog [Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013] [Archived Catalog]

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


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Associate in Science

 

The Criminal Justice Technology program is under the guidance of an advisory committee composed of community leaders and administrators from local criminal justice agencies. This assures that students will receive modern, up-to-date instruction that is relevant to current practices in the field.

General education courses are offered in the day and evening.

The Criminal Justice Technology associate degree program is also offered completely online. 

Mission/Purpose

The mission of the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Criminal Justice Technology (2239) 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, ethics, and 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.

Pre-College Programs

A. Philip Randolph High School’s Public Safety Magnet Program offers dual enrollment to work toward the A.S. degree.

Need More Information? Contact:

Mr. Alan Bridges, North Campus, (904) 713-4806 or abridges@fscj.edu 

Curriculum


Total Credit Hours: 64

General Education (Credit Hours: 16)


*Refer to A.S. General Education Requirements .

*Social and Behavioral Sciences Credit Hours: 3
*Natural Science with a Lab Credit Hours: 4

Note


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. 

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 selective access programs are not eligible for refunds of tuition and fees.

Graduation Requirements


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

  1. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) at Florida State College in courses eligible toward the associate in science degree programs (A.S. Florida State College GPA).
  2. Earned an all–college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on all courses attempted, including transferred credits. (All college cumulative.)
  3. Completed at least 25 percent of credit semester hours required for the degree at Florida State College.
  4. Completed the minimum required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  5. Earned a grade of at least a “C” in each course used to satisfy the General Education Requirements .
  6. Students must have fulfilled all financial obligations to the College before they may graduate.

Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. Graduation dates will be the date at the end of the college term in which the students complete the academic requirements for the degree or certificate for which students are applicants. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective as of 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. If students expect to complete the coursework under the terms of the catalog in effect during the term of their first registration, they must graduate within five years or they will need to be reassigned to an active catalog. Accordingly, students who enter under this catalog (2012/2013) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2017, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2016/2017 catalog requirements. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. The General Education Requirements may be taken on any Florida State College campus or center.
  4. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  5. Students who place into college preparatory courses are required to complete designated college preparatory courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.
  6. Degree–seeking students whose native language is not English, who fall below a designated cutoff score on the English as a second language (ESL) entry placement test, will be required to take ESL courses with EAP prefix prior to registering for other college credit classes. The level of these courses will be determined by the entry placement scores. Individual exceptions will be determined by the ESL program manager.
  7. Degree–seeking students identified as non–native speakers must take an English as a second language (ESL) placement test prior to taking the College’s standard course placement test. Students who place into ESL, as determined by the test, must complete ESL courses before registering for other college credit classes. Non–degree seeking college credit students who plan to take English or reading courses must also meet these requirements. Exceptions to these requirements can be made by the ESL program manager or designee.

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 degree program is intended primarily for students who desire to complete an associate in 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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