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  Mar 27, 2023
2009-2010 Catalog [Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010] 
2009-2010 Catalog [Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010] [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.

Pre-College Programs

Andrew Jackson High School’s Criminal Justice Magnet Program offers dual enrollment to work toward the A.S. degree.

Special Topic

The Criminal Justice Bio-Terrorism course is recommended for a basic understanding of terrorism strategies, biological and chemical toxins, and methods that identify and neutralize terrorist groups and tactics.


This program is part of the Florida State College Co-op/Internship Opportunities Program. Your internship gives you first hand experience, college credits, a professional resume, as well as networking contacts and references. You’ll shadow patrol, homicide, burglary, special victims and crime scene investigation (CSI) units, and witness courtroom procedures from testimony to arrest.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement

This degree provides the opportunity to work within the various criminal justice agencies as counselors, intake specialists, clerks and other positions that support the operations. Twice a year, open house recruitment fairs allow you to apply for programs and positions with numerous local and state agencies, as well as the FBI.

Annual Salaries

Entry level salaries for range from $28,000-$36,000 for entry level positions.

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Total Credit Hours: 64

General Education

Credit Hours: 15


Social and Behavioral Sciences Credit Hours: 6
   Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements 
Mathematics Credit Hours: 3
   Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements 
Humanities Credit Hours: 3
   Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements 

Record of Conviction of a Crime

If the students enroll in an internship or cooperative education class and are seeking experience at a law enforcement agency or facility under Children and Family Services, then a background check is performed by the law enforcement agency or facility and the student may be denied employment (paid or non-paid) based on their criminal record.

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded the associate in science or associate in applied 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 or applied science degree programs (A.S. Florida State College GPA or A.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 a minimum of 60 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. Can demonstrate mastery of the Information Literacy Assessment. Refer to the assessment section for details.

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 (2009/2010) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2014, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2013/2014 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. Students enrolling in associate in applied science programs must pass all sections of the placement test before award of an A.A.S. degree, regardless of the degree program’s general education requirements.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.


Students will receive 15 college credits for their Law Enforcement Academy certificate for the following courses: CJL 1400, CCJ 1030, CCJ 1020, CJL 2130 and CJE 1300, or  12 college credits for their Correctional Officer Academy certificate for the following courses: CCJ 1030, CJC 1000, CJC 2400 and CJL 2130. Students must successfully complete the certificate program and nine college credits as a degree-seeking student, including CCJ 2488 Ethics in Criminal Justice.

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.


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.

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