Criminal Justice Technology Associate in Science Degree (AS) Information

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Introduction to the Criminal Justice Technology Associate in Science Degree (AS) Program

The Criminal Justice Technology program is open to all students. The program provides an opportunity to prepare for a law enforcement or corrections career. Also currently employed practitioners can increase their knowledge and help develop their professional competence.

Students who have had prior Criminal Justice training may be eligible for articulation if they meet the following criteria:

Credit for Approved Prior Training

Credit opportunities are available for individuals who have prior training approved by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards or Training Commission and offered by a Florida Certified Center located at a Community College or a Vocational Center. The maximum credit awarded is fifteen credits. Courses from other training centers will be limited to those nationally recognized including the Southern Police Institute, FBI National Academy, and the Drug Enforcement Administration Drug School.

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Beyond Graduation . . .

The Criminal Justice Technology program is open to all students. The program provides an opportunity to prepare for a law enforcement or corrections career. Also currently employed practitioners can increase their knowledge and help develop their professional competence.

Occupations

Information Security Analyst

Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

Police Detective

Conduct investigations to prevent crimes or solve criminal cases.

Police Identification and Records Officer

Collect evidence at crime scene, classify and identify fingerprints, and photograph evidence for use in criminal and civil cases.

Criminal Investigator and Special Agent

Investigate alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal, state, or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution.

Immigration and Customs Inspector

Investigate and inspect persons, common carriers, goods, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the United States or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations.

Other Occupations

  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Police Patrol Officer
  • Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff
  • Transit and Railroad Police
  • Correctional Officer and Jailer
  • Bailiff
  • Fire Investigator


Employment Trends

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Escambia/Santa Rosa Counties
Occupation
First-Line Superv., Protective Service Workers, All Other
2015 Cur. Openings
79
2023 Prj. Openings
80
Est. Annual Openings
1.9
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$36,896.32
Okaloosa / Walton Counties
Occupation
First-Line Superv., Protective Service Workers, All Other
2015 Cur. Openings
47
2023 Prj. Openings
46
Est. Annual Openings
1
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$44,133.75
All Florida Counties
Occupation
First-Line Superv., Protective Service Workers, All Other
2015 Cur. Openings
5548
2023 Prj. Openings
6134
Est. Annual Openings
198.6
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$40,921.75


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