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Criminal Justice Technology Specialist - Certificate Program

If you're interested in starting or advancing a career in the criminal justice field, Eastern Florida's 24-credit-hour Criminal Justice Technology Specialist College Credit Certificate (CCC) can help you prepare.

This open-admissions program is designed to help you enhance your salary and job options by building on your prior experience in criminal justice work — or it's a great option if you're newly entering the field.

By completing the program, you'll be prepared for entry-level positions in crime prevention, investigation, arrest, prosecution, and incarceration.

This certificate program's courses, which provide a foundation in criminology, law, corrections, and more, can count toward EFSC's Criminal Justice Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. Many students continue on to pursue the A.S. degree while working in the criminal justice field.

Upon completion of the associate degree, you'll be eligible for positions such as a supervisor, manager, or trainer in various law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions, juvenile courts, and crime laboratories.

Criminal Justice Technology Specialist - Certificate Program

Program Overview

Certificate Type
College Credit Certificate (CCC)
Delivery Methods
On-Campus, Hybrid, 100% Online Option
Total Credit Hours
Academic Community
Public Safety
Contact Information

Melissa Walker, Advisor

Tonia Graham, Program Manager

Criminal Justice Technology Specialist Certificate - Course Curriculum

The CCC program's curriculum covers topics such as criminal law, investigation techniques, and crime scene management. With various delivery methods available, including on-campus, hybrid, and 100% online options, you have the flexibility to choose the course format that suits you best.

Criminal Justice Technology Specialist Certificate - Admissions Information

The certificate program is open-access, allowing you to apply and enroll at your convenience using EFSC's standard admissions process for a start during any semester.

If you completed Criminal Justice Operations courses at a Brevard Public high school with a grade average of C or higher, you may have the opportunity to receive college credit toward this degree for the work you've already done. Be sure to reach out to the program advisor or program coordinator if this option might apply to you.

Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility

The approximate in-state tuition for EFSC's Criminal Justice Technology Specialist CCC is $2,500. However, there might be additional fees for materials or labs, so it's wise to budget for those expenses. You may also qualify for financial aid or scholarships, which can lower your out-of-pocket costs.

College Courses You Would Take

As a full-time student, you can complete the eight courses required for the Criminal Justice Technology Specialist Certificate program within a few short terms.

Here are some of the courses you'll be enrolled in:

Why Become a Criminal Justice Technology Specialist Through EFSC?

EFSC's program through the Public Safety Institute comes with numerous advantages:

  • Hands-On Experience: Participate in ride-alongs, visit courthouses and jails, and observe autopsies for real-world exposure.
  • Personalized Mentoring: Receive guidance from knowledgeable faculty with expertise in law enforcement and corrections.
  • Practical Facilities: Access on-site crime scene labs and courtroom facilities at the Melbourne Campus Public Safety Institute.
  • Community Engagement: Join the Criminology Club to participate in criminal justice activities and build valuable connections.

Related Public Safety Institute Programs

While this certificate program focuses on the theories, history, and processes of the criminal justice system, EFSC has a range of other programs available through the Public Safety Institute, including hands-on training that can lead to certification as a law enforcement or corrections officer.