Interested in a Criminal Justice Training Program in Columbus, GA?

If you have a desire to fight for truth and justice and care about your community, you should consider a Criminal Justice training program. With Miller-Motte Technical College’s Criminal Justice program, there are several careers in Criminal Justice that could be the perfect fit for you.

You can earn an Associate of Occupational Science degree by completing our Criminal Justice program in as little as 18 months. So if you live in Columbus or LaGrange, GA, earning a degree has never been easier.

This Criminal Justice training 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.


Projected job growth by 2022*


We’ll help you every step of the way by making enrolling simple and stress-free.


We provide our graduates with Career Assistance.

Criminal Justice Courses You’ll Take

After graduating from our Criminal Justice training program, you’ll have a chance to make a real difference in your community and the world. But making a difference isn’t easy, unless you have the right skills and education. At Miller-Motte Technical College, our Criminal Justice program will give you the skills you need to succeed.

As part of your education at Miller-Motte, you’ll take a variety of Criminal Justice training courses, all taught by experienced instructors. Here are just a few of the classes you’ll take:

  • Introduction to Corrections: This course addresses the structure, principles, organization, administration and operations within jails, prisons, probation and parole. This will include taking an in-depth look at various correctional programming to help rehabilitate the offender, the history behind the U.S. correctional system, and the juvenile correctional system.
  • 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 an 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.

To find out additional information about the classes in our Criminal Justice program, download our Course Catalog.

Possible Careers in Criminal Justice

Getting an education is important, but it’s even more important to be able to get a job when you’re done. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 12% growth rate for Security Guards by 2022.* When you graduate with your Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Criminal Justice, you can be sure there will be plenty of career options to choose from including:

Correctional Officer and Jailer
Correctional Officers and Jailers help keep both prisoners safe and the public safe when prisoners are moving between the courtroom and prison. You’ll oversee people who have been accused of crimes as well as people who have already been convicted.

Court Clerk
As a Court Clerk, you’ll ensure that courtroom proceedings are completed efficiently and accurately. You’ll work closely with attorneys and witnesses, preparing them for court, preparing court dockets, recording court proceedings and making sure they know when to be in court.

Security Guard
Security guards are an important part of preventing crime. As a Security Guard, you’ll watch people and buildings and familiarize yourself with routine procedures so that you’re aware of any suspicious activity. Often, Security Guards are the first people to notice theft, vandalism, terrorism, fire and other criminal activity.

Want to Learn More about our Criminal Justice Training Program?

Starting a new career shouldn’t be daunting. To see how Miller-Motte Technical College Columbus, GA’s Criminal Justice program can help you earn an Associate of Occupational Science Degree and start an exciting new career, call us today at 800.705.9182 or click here for 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 (visited May 22, 2015).
Note: This program is not intended to meet state requirements for a law enforcement officer or police officer.