Criminal Justice & Law: Certificate | Technical College of the LowCountry

Criminal Justice & Law: Certificate

You be the judge.

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

Program Description

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.

Accreditation & Accolades

Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.

Quick Facts

Quick Fact 1
Learn from faculty experts who have a variety of law enforcement and legal backgrounds.
Quick Fact 2
Learn more both sides of the criminal justice system.
Quick Fact 3
Go on to pursue an associate degree in criminal justice or paralegal.

FAQs & Additional Information

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What does this program cost?*

Tuition: 18 credits x $170 per credit = $3,060.

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.

*Based on Fall 2016 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Qualifications vary.

Career & Education Opportunities:

South Carolina law requires that police officers be at least 21 years of age at the beginning of their career. Security officers may enter the field at 18 years old. The officer must also pass written, psychological and physical examinations; meet height and weight standards; and undergo character and background investigations. Typically, law enforcement agencies in major metropolitan areas require at least an Associate degree.

Other Resources

Gainful Employment: Learn more about Criminal Justice & Law Certificate.

Program Dean

Kenneth Flick

Division Dean/Business & Industrial Technologies


Michael Ricks

Criminal Justice Instructor/Business Technologies

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