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  • High School Programs
  • College Programs
  • Dual Enrollment Credit
  • Industry Certification Credit

See the courses that are part of your high school program of study or career academy such as:

8918000 Criminal Justice Operations

Many of these courses provide the opportunity to earn industry certifications while in your high school program that can then be used to receive college credit. Visit your high school career specialist/career coach for specific information.              

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View the SJR State College degrees and certificates in this pathway:
Associate Degrees and Certificates:
Associate in Arts
Criminal Justice and Public Safety
      Criminal Justice Technology
      Criminal Justice Technology - Basic Recruit Transfer
      Computer Related Crime Investigation
      Emergency Medical Services
Bachelor’s Degrees:
Admission requires completion of an Associate Degree.
Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management - Emergency Management/Public Service Specialization

View transfer agreements providing seamless transition to the University of North Florida and Embry-Riddle University
The agreements align the Associate in Arts degree with many of their Bachelor’s programs.
Are you undecided? View the career and program opportunities in this pathway in Career Coach.


When you pass an industry certification exam and/or complete a dual enrollment course, credits will be applied to your St. Johns River State College transcript as outlined below.

Dual Enrollment

The Dual Enrollment program requires you to meet specific eligibility requirements. Visit the Dual Enrollment page and meet with the dual enrollment contact person at your high school to apply for the Dual Enrollment program.

St. Johns River State College recommends that you choose dual enrollment classes from the list below because these courses are required for graduation from the College programs in this pathway. Some dual enrollment courses listed below are available at your high school location and some courses listed are only taught at the College campus. When making your course selections, see your high school program of study and speak with your guidance counselor about high school graduation requirements.  Make sure that any additional dual enrollment courses you select can be applied to your College degree program by speaking with a St. Johns River State College Academic Advisor.
  
Public Safety and Criminal Justice Pathways (Associate in Arts Degree)

Refer to the ¹Florida common prerequisite manual for the courses required to transfer to a University for a specific major in this pathway:

ENC 1101 English Composition I 3 credits
  General Education Mathematics    3 credits
  General Education Humanities  3 credits
  General Education Social Science 3 credits
                       
¹SJR State Advisors are available to assist students with understanding these requirements. For additional general education courses, view the A.A. Degree curriculum.

Criminal Justice Technology (Associate in Science Degree)

Listed are recommended Dual Enrollment courses specifically for an Associate in Science degree in this pathway:

ENC 1101 English Composition I 3 credits
  General Education Mathematics   3 credits
  General Education Social Science    3 credits
²CCJ 1020 or
CCJ 1000
Introduction to Criminal Justice and/or Introduction to Corrections       3 - 6 credits
³CJE1000 or
DSC1006 or CJL 1102
Introduction to Policing and/or Introduction to Homeland Security and/or Courts and Criminal Evidence        3 - 6 credits

²These courses are recommended for 11 grade dual enrollment. Students who plan to complete the Corrections Basic Recruit Academy obtain credit for CJC1000 and therefore should not enroll in this course.
³These courses are recommended for 12 grade dual enrollment. Students who plan to complete the Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Academy obtain credit for CJE1000 and therefore should not enroll in this course.
                       
Computer Related Crime Investigation (Associate in Science Degree)

Listed are recommended Dual Enrollment courses specifically for an Associate in Science degree in this pathway:

ENC 1101 English Composition I 3 credits
  General Education Mathematics   3 credits
  General Education Social Science    3 credits
CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice        3 credits
CJL 1102 Courts and Criminal Evidence        3 credits
                       
Emergency Medical Services (Associate in Science Degree)

Listed are recommended Dual Enrollment courses specifically for an Associate in Science degree in this pathway:

ENC 1101 English Composition I 3 credits
  General Education Mathematics   3 credits
  General Education Social Science    3 credits
CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications         3 credits
MAN 2021 Principles of Management                     3 credits
                       


Credit for Earned Industry Certification

Statewide articulations allow students to receive college credit for industry certifications. Industry certifications must be current within 3 years of enrollment in the related program. For the credit to be awarded, students need to give a printed copy of the certification to a Workforce Advisor. Call (386) 312-4259 to schedule an appointment.

Program: Criminal Justice Technology (0090)

Certification: Law Enforcement Officer Florida State Exam    
Credits Awarded: CJL 1100 Criminal Law                                   3 credits
  CCJ 2500 Juvenile Delinquency                                   3 credits
  CJE 2400 Police Community Relations                                   3 credits
  CJE 2600 Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation                                   3 credits
  CJE 1000 Introduction to Parking                                   3 credits
  Total Credits     15
     
Certification: Corrections Officer Florida State Exam   
Credits Awarded: CJC 1000 Introduction to Corrections                                   3 credits
  CCJ 2500 Juvenile Delinquency                                3 credits
  Total Credits     6
     
Certification: 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator  
Credits Awarded: CJE 2901 Criminal Justice Directed Study                               3 credits
  Total Credits     3


Program: Emergency Medical Services (0085)

Certification: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)  
Credits Awarded: EMS 1119 Emergency Medical Technician                                   6 credits
  EMS 1119L Emergency Medical Technician Lab                                   3 credits
  EMS 1431 EMT Hospital / Field Experience                                   3 credits
  Total Credits     12
     
Certification: Paramedic Certification  
Credits Awarded: EMS 2010 EMS Anatomy and Physiology                                   3 credits
  EMS 2603 Paramedic I                                   6 credits
  EMS 2603L Paramedic I Lab                                              2 credits
  EMS 2666 Paramedic I Clinical Experience                                  4 credits
  EMS 2604 Paramedic II                                 8 credits
  EMS 2604L Paramedic II Lab                               2 credits
  EMS 2667 Paramedic II Clinical Experience                                  4 credits
  EMS 2605 Paramedic III                                  5 credits
  EMS 2605L Paramedic III Lab                                 1 credits
  EMS 2659 Field/Clinical Internship                                5 credits
  EMS 2920 Paramedic Seminar                                 2 credits
  Total Credits     42


First Coast Technical College

The Technical College may offer programs in this pathway resulting in industry certifications listed above. Visit the FCTC website for more information.

Public Safety Programs