Public Service Technology

Criminal JusticeCriminal Justice Technology- Associate in Applied Science

This program offers a well-rounded study of the criminal justice system, focusing on the legal issues and fundamental concepts and principles associated with law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. It is designed for students who want to increase their employment potential, increase their advancement potential, or transfer into a senior institution that accepts HGTC criminal justice courses. The program concludes with an intensive capstone course in which students develop education portfolios based on previous coursework and a 135-hour internship involving activities that require the application of concepts taught throughout the program. 

For more information, contact:

Dr. Dan Wysong (843) 349-5326

See Program Requirements»


Career Outlook

The field of criminal justice, whether law enforcement, the courts, corrections, or juvenile justice, involves ever-expanding areas for career opportunities. The need for highly skilled and educated employees will continue, especially with rapidly advancing fields of law enforcement, criminal investigations, and crime scene investigations. There will also be a need for dedicated men and women in the diverse areas that comprise the criminal justice system.

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

Transfer Opportunities

Students successfully completing HGTC's two-year Associate degree in Criminal Justice can transfer to Coastal Carolina University through the baccalaureate programs in Sociology, Psychology, and Political Science, or to the Citadel through the evening baccalaureate program in Criminal Justice. For more information about these transfer opportunities, please contact Dr. Dan Wysong, Chair, Public Service and Legal Studies Department.

Employers of HGTC Alumni Include:

  • Andrews Police Department
  • Aynor Police Department
  • Conway Police Department
  • Georgetown Sheriff's Office
  • Horry County Police Department
  • Horry County Sheriff's Office
  • Myrtle Beach Police Department
  • Mullins Police Department
  • North Myrtle Beach Police Department
  • South Carolina Highway Patrol

    Curriculum Sequence

    First Semester - Fall    
    CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
    CRJ 115 Criminal Law I 3
    ENG 101 English Composition I 3
    MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3
    SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
    Second Semester - Spring    
    CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3
    CRJ 120 Constitutional Law 3
    CRJ 125 Criminology 3
    ENG 102 English Composition II 3
    PSY 201 General Psychology 3
    Third Semester - Summer    
    CRJ 145 Juvenile Delinquency 3
    CRJ 218 Crisis Intervention 3
    CRJ 230 Criminal Investigation I 3
    Fourth Semester - Fall    
    CRJ 130 Police Administration 3
    CRJ 220 Judicial Process 3
    HIS 201 American History to 1877 3
       or American Government 3
    PSC 201    
    SPA 101 Elementary Spanish 4
    SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
    Fifth Semester - Spring    
    CRJ 224 Police Community Relations 3
    CRJ 236 Criminal Evidence 3
    CRJ 242 Correctional Systems 3
    CRJ 260 Seminar in Criminal Justice 3
    HIS XXX * History Elective 3
     

    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

    70
    *Approved History Elective courses: HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 201, or HIS 202