Criminal Justice

An education in the rapidly growing field of criminal justice opens up a world of opportunity. The associate degree, now a minimum qualification for jobs with many agencies, prepares graduates for the demands they'll encounter and provides a foundation for advancement.

The Greenville Technical College Criminal Justice Technology program is designed to provide students with a strong academic foundation for entry-level positions in a variety of careers in the field of criminal justice. The curriculum delivers a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system and its interrelation with society. Many graduates use the degree as a basis for entering a bachelor's degree program and go on to graduate school, law school, research, government service, or social services including law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, juvenile justice, and victim services.

A career you can count on

Nationwide, job opportunities in this profession are expected to grow about 18% between 2010 and 2020, particularly for probation and parole officers. Graduates are prepared for the demands of work in

  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Corrections
  • Private investigation
  • Corporate and industrial security
  • Rehabilitation
  • Juvenile justice agencies

What you’ll learn in the program

  • Ethical responsibility throughout the criminal justice process
  • Professional oral and written communication skills
  • Applying the functions of law enforcement
  • Laws and procedures within the legal system
  • Goals and functions of sentencing, confinement and community relations

Your connection to industry

All instructors are accomplished professionals with successful careers in the criminal justice system.

An actively engaged advisory committee represents the spectrum of the criminal justice community in Greenville County, making sure that course content is aligned with hiring needs.

Your transfer connection

Students who wish to earn a bachelor’s degree or higher can take advantage of our transfer agreements with several colleges and universities. Be sure to check with your chosen destination college for specific information to get the most transferrable credit from the courses you choose at Greenville Technical College.

Program details and courses

Criminal Justice Technology
Associate in Applied Science

This program will prepare students for entry-level positions within the criminal justice field and for further education by providing a comprehensive, experienced-based education. This program is both theoretical and practical and pertains to many areas of the criminal justice profession.

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Accreditation

Greenville Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404)679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Greenville Technical College.