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Daytona State College’s School of Emergency Services offers the Criminal Justice Technology Bridge A.S. degree to those who have completed the Florida Law Enforcement Recruit Training academy or the Correctional Officer Recruit Training academy and passed the State Officer Certification Examination (SOCE).

It is the perfect choice for law enforcement or correctional officers who wish to obtain a degree but are required to work varying schedules.

This is a two-year, non-transferable degree. If your goal is to transfer to a four-year school, inquire with a campus advisor as to the requirements for an A.A. Degree.

Advance your path with a Criminal Justice Technology degree

program details

Seven-week classes (six-week classes during the summer semester).

Twenty-four vocational credits earned from your academy training are applied to this degree. You can earn your degree in as little as one year.

Courses are offered in class or online, with the exception of SPC2608, Oral Communication, which is available in class only.

Credits earned can be applied toward Daytona State College’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management.

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Additional Information about the Criminal Justice Technology degree

Criminal Justice FAQs

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  • What is my first step for enrolling in the A.S. Degree?

    If you attended your academy training at Daytona State College, then visit Admissions to be sure you are still designated an active student at the college. If you are inactive, it is a simple process to activate your status so you can enroll in classes. If you have not taken any classes at Daytona State College, contact Admissions to get admitted as a student at Daytona State College.

     

  • How do I get into the Criminal Justice Technology Bridge Program?

    Academic Advising will be able to enter you into the program. It is important that you are admitted under the 2039 program code, especially if you previously graduated from Daytona State’s Law Enforcement or Corrections Academy. Ensure that your advisor changes your program code to reflect the Criminal Justice Technology Bridge program.

  • What courses should I take first?

    While enrolling in criminal justice courses sounds like a good idea at first, some students tend to put off enrolling in the required general education courses. If it’s been a while since you’ve been in school, or if you are new to online classes, take one or two criminal justice courses first to get back into the swing of things, then enroll in the required general education courses and get them out of the way. While English composition, literature may not be your strong point, almost every college course you will take requires that you write papers - and write them well. Completing the English and math requirements early will help you in your future courses, making them all a little easier to complete successfully.

  • Is financial aid available?

    Financial aid is available in many forms. Discuss your personal situation with a Financial Aid counselor and decide on the best course of action. If you are working for a public safety agency, check into their educational reimbursement programs.

     

  • I have credits from other colleges I attended in the past. Can they be credited toward my degree?

    Student Records will help determine what credits can be transferred from other institutions. Each student is handled on a case-by-case basis. Your previous school must  submit an official transcript directly to Student Records for evaluation. Talk to them about the specifics of that process. While you are waiting for a determination on outside credits, you can still register and attend Daytona State College.

  • How do I get the 27 credits for my academy and State Exam transferred to my degree?

    Assuming that you are currently registered at Daytona State College, simply contact Todd Tiehen for transfer of credit. The transfer can occur at any time after you start the degree, but you also must be shown in the Criminal Justice Technology Bridge program (Program Code 2039.) We submit your transcript and your FDLE Global Profile Sheet showing your academy completion and your state exam results, and in a few weeks, the credits appear on your transcript.

    Todd Tiehen
    Criminal Justice Faculty
    Todd.Tiehen@DaytonaState.edu 

  • I would like to transfer to a four-year degree program at Daytona State College - what must I have to enroll?

    Please contact Advising & Admissions for further information.

  • I would like to transfer to another four-year University or College - what type of degree do I need?

    Please contact Advising & Admissions for further information.

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