YOU BE THE JUDGE


Learn more about both criminal justice and the law, then deliver your verdict.

Can’t decide between criminal justice and paralegal? Learn both law and order.

TCL’s Criminal Justice & Law Certificate program allows you to experience both before deciding. The 18-credit-hour program can be completed in as little as one full-time semester. On the legal side, courses include business law, ethics and criminal law. On the order side, courses include an introduction to criminal justice, the judicial process and correctional systems.

Whatever you decide, you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

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    LEARN FROM THE BEST

    Learn from faculty experts who have a variety of law enforcement and legal backgrounds.

    SEE BOTH SIDES

    Learn more both sides of the criminal justice system.

    EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS

    Go on to pursue an associate degree in criminal justice or paralegal.

    ACCREDITATION


    Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org). .

    PROGRAM COST


    Total Program Tuition: 18 credits x $214 per credit = $3,852.*

    Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free. See more about paying for TCL.

    *Based on Fall 2022 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary; all subject to change.

    Program Dean


    Karen Smith

    Dean, Business & Industrial Technologies

    843-525-8323

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 118

    Instructors


    Samuel Akers

    Criminal Justice Instructor

    843-525-8343

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 16, Rm. 105