Public Service Technology

Criminal Justice Technology-  Homeland Security

The Homeland Security emphasis is designed for students who are interested specializing in fields of security, emergency management, intelligence and disaster preparedness. Courses in the Homeland Security emphasis introduce students to concepts and operations associated with the preparation for and response to any number of domestic threats from terrorism or severe weather events. The Homeland Security emphasis is based on a sequential four (4) course structure.

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. Most Criminal Justice (CRJ) courses are offered only once each year, so following the recommended course sequence is extremely important.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Dan Wysong (843) 349-5326

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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 in the rapidly advancing specialized fields of security, emergency management, intelligence, and disaster preparedness. There will continue to be a need for dedicated men and women in the diverse areas that comprise the criminal justice system and homeland security.

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.


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


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