Begin a New Career with Criminal Justice Courses in Charleston, SC

Do you consider yourself a natural leader? Are you interested in protecting and serving your family, friends and community? The skills and knowledge you’ll learn by taking Criminal Justice courses can help you earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree and begin a satisfying career making a positive difference in the lives of those around you.

In as little as 18 months, you can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice and begin pursuing a new career. At Miller-Motte Technical College, you will obtain both the education and hands-on training needed for a successful career in the field of Criminal Justice.

This is a Hybrid track program. What does this mean for you? You will take most of your coursework online with video, audio and text-based lessons and interactive discussion groups. You’ll then spend a few hours each week at the campus for face-to-face training. It’s the best of both worlds, for your convenience.

We’ve helped students all over the Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant and Goose Creek areas of South Carolina gain the training needed to start new careers and in less than two years, we can do the same for you.

Get Criminal Justice Training from Miller-Motte Technical College Charleston

Criminal Justice courses aren’t just the first step towards a degree, they are your first on the path to a new career. You'll be taught important concepts and skills necessary to protect and serve your family, friends and community.

Here are just some of the courses you will take in our Criminal Justice program:

  • Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice: In this course the students will observe the principle issues in contemporary criminal justices as well as the future predictions. The students will focus on the three components of criminal justice, court, police and corrections; past, present and future. The students will also participate in analytical review and discussion at the local, state, federal and global levels of the Criminal Justice System.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health: This course will encompass an understanding of the broad categories of mental illness as well as the commonly abused substances both pharmaceutical and street drugs. Theories behind the use of such substances and the causes of mental illness as well as various treatment options for both will be explored. Finally, the class will address the challenge of working with on offender who has a dual diagnosis.
  • Communication for Criminal Justice Professionals: An introduction to written communication for the criminal justice professional. Students are introduced to the various forms and reports encountered by criminal justice practitioners. Emphasis is placed on sentence and paragraph structure, organization, content and clarity along with the use of proper spelling and grammar. Note taking, report writing and preparing search and arrest warrants and warrant affidavits are examined.

In addition to your classroom training, you will also have the opportunity to participate in an externship. This externship will give you hands-on experience in the real world. Learn more about the Criminal Justice program, including start dates and course descriptions, by downloading the Course Catalog.

Careers in Criminal Justice

Ready to begin protecting and serving your community? Then you're ready to begin Miller-Motte Technical College's Criminal Justice program. In your career, you will apply your skills and knowledge to prevent crime and bring those who break the law to justice.

Here are some of the most common career possibilities awaiting you after graduation:

Correctional Officer and Jailer
As a Correctional Officer and Jailer, you will be responsible for supervising convicted criminals. You will keep society safe by assisting in the rehabilitation process for these inmates and you will also help provide safe transportation for prisoners to and from the courthouse.

Security Guard
Playing an important role by ensuring the safety of the community, Security Guards have many career options. They can find employment in commercial enterprises, business complexes, and government agencies. They represent safety in authority in the prevention of crime and vandalism.

Court Clerk
Court Clerks fill an essential role within the Criminal Justice system. As a Court Clerk, you will prepare documents for court, take accurate notes and communicate directly with lawyers and judges. You will also help everything run smoothly in the courtroom.

Learn More About Criminal Justice Courses. Call Miller-Motte Technical College Today!

If you are ready to begin the journey to a new career in Criminal Justice, we are here to help. At Miller-Motte Technical College Charleston, our goal is to prepare you to protect and serve your community. Call us today at 800.705.9182 or click here to request more information.