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Criminal Justice

Learn about the different components and inner workings of law enforcement, courts and corrections system to provide welfare and protection to local communities.

At Gwinnett Tech, you'll learn principles of criminal justice and participate in law and criminal classes that include: ethical issues, juvenile justice, law enforcement, criminal law and corrections to gain insight into the operations of criminal courts, security, police and corrections agencies.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that from 2014-2024 career opportunities for police and detectives are expected to grow by four percent, private detectives and investigators to grow by five percent and correctional officers to grow by four percent.

The Criminal Justice program at Gwinnett Tech offers degree and diploma opportunities for prospective law enforcement candidates looking to start their career. Graduates of our program often pursue careers in federal and state law enforcement, specialist agencies, investigative fields and security. For those interested in becoming a police officer, graduation from the Criminal Justice program is a great first step. The next step is to complete training from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council to be certified as a police officer.

This program is offered at Gwinnett Tech's Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, our Lawrenceville campus and online.

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Take the first step toward a career in Criminal Justice and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you're looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join!

Gwinnett Tech builds relationships with local subject-matter experts to develop advisory boards, who provide feedback that ensures we deliver relevant industry-specific curriculum for today’s high-demand careers. See who serves on our Criminal Justice advisory board.

For more information on our degree and certificate programs available, please view the course catalog fact sheets for A. S. Criminal Justice and Criminal Justice Technology, AAS.

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