Start Your New Career With Criminal Justice Courses in Augusta, GA

Are you interested in protecting and serving the community? Do you hope to make a difference in other’s lives? If so, Criminal Justice courses at our Augusta, GA location may be right for you.

Miller-Motte Technical College will provide the training and education in as little as 18 months. Upon successfully completing the program, you could earn your Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Criminal Justice and begin serving the community.

Our Criminal Justice program is a Hybrid track program. What does this mean for you? You will take most of your coursework online with video, audio and text-based lessons and interactive discussion groups. You’ll then spend a few hours each week at the campus for face-to-face training. It’s the best of both worlds, for your convenience.

Get your Criminal Justice career started today just like others from Fayetteville, Hope Mills, Fort Bragg, Spring Lake, Raeford, Lumberton and Charlotte!

Job Growth 12%

Projected, 2012 - 2022*

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Courses You’ll Take in the Criminal Justice Program

While at Miller-Motte Technical College, you’ll get the training and education you’ll need to graduate with an Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Criminal Justice. You’ll learn everything you need to know to succeed. Some of the classes you’ll take include:

  • Criminology: This course examines causation, criminal deviation and processes in criminal justice. Criminal typology and patterns are studied as well as the social, economic, and psychological forces involved in the perpetration of a crime. 
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health: This course will encompass an understanding of the broad categories of mental illness as well as the commonly abused substances both pharmaceutical and street drugs. Theories behind the use of such substances and the causes of mental illness as well as various treatment options for both will be explored. Finally, the class will address the challenge of working with on offender who has a dual diagnosis. 
  • Ethics and Professionalism in Criminal Justice: This course focuses on ethical considerations that criminal justice professionals are likely to encounter in the field, especially off duty behavior, use of force and authority, profiling, corruption and conflicts of interest. The relationship between personal and public ethics is examined along with critical thinking skills to assist in finding solutions and making decisions.

Additionally, you’ll graduate with in-the-field experience, through your Externship course, helping to boost your resume and get your foot in the door for future job opportunities.

For more information about the externship and the Criminal Justice program, download our Course Catalog.

Career Opportunities in Criminal Justice

Upon graduation, you’ll have the skills and training needed to work in a variety of fields including:

  • Court Clerk: As a Court Clerk, you’ll be a vital member in the criminal justice system. You will use organizational skills to manage court records, take accurate notes, prepare court agendas and communicate directly with lawyers and judges. You will ensure that courtroom procedures run smoothly.
  • Correctional Officer and Jailer: As a Correctional Officer and Jailer, you will be responsible for overseeing convicted criminals and those awaiting trial. You may also be responsible for transporting prisoners to and from the courthouse. You will monitor prisoner conduct, search for weapons, drugs, or other contraband, along with a variety of other tasks required to maintain safety.
  • Security Guard: As a Security Guard, you will help to ensure that your community stays safe. In this position, you may find yourself working in a business complex or commercial enterprise where you will use your knowledge and training to maintain safety and to prevent vandalism, crime and terrorism. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the demand for Security Guards will increase by 12% by the year 2022.

*Note: This program is not intended to meet state requirements for a law enforcement officer or police officer.

Start Your New Career Today with Criminal Justice Training in Augusta, GA!

Miller-Motte Technical College is dedicated to helping you succeed. If you’re ready to start working towards a new career, give us a call today at 800.705.9182 or click here to request more information.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers, 
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/security-guards.htm (visited August 11, 2015).