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.