The Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology is designed to prepare the student for a full range of career opportunities in the field of criminal justice. The degree provides a strong background for employment with any of Southwest Florida’s many criminal justice or public service agencies, including police departments, sheriff’s offices, prisons, areas of juvenile justice, or private industry.
The Edison State College Criminal Justice Academy Bridge Program is designed for students successfully completing Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission Basic Recruit Academies for Law Enforcement Officer and/or Correctional Officers. Upon completion of program prerequisites, qualified students are eligible for 12-16 credit hours of elective credit in the AS degree in Criminal Justice Technology. In addition, selected degree core requirements can be met through an accelerated study format. Course requirements for the accelerated study format will include research projects and essays. All coursework earned through the Academy Bridge Program will demonstrate advanced, independent, and critical thinking skills expected within college level coursework.