Associate of Applied Science, Certificates

Criminal Justice Administration Technology

Goodman, Grenada, Ridgeland

The Criminal Justice Administration Technology program will prepare the graduate for employment opportunities in the field of criminal justice in the areas of law enforcement, corrections, and security. The program provides the student with core courses but focuses primarily on criminal justice courses addressing different aspects of the field such as police, courts, and corrections. The program offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, an Advanced Technical Certificate or a Technical Certificate.



Career Opportunities

  • Law enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Security


Emily Bennett
Administrative Assistant
Goodman Campus
M.R. Thorne Building
(662) 472-9058

Roxanne Harrison
Administrative Assistant
Grenada Campus
ITC Building
(662) 227-2350

Reagan Dilmore
Administrative Assistant
Ridgeland Campus
Ridgeland Hall
(601) 605-3345
Criminal Justice

Holmes has provided me with the knowledge to be successful for my career in the future.

Napolean Green, Grenada

Course Descriptions

CJT 1313 - Introduction to Criminal Justice.
This course contains the history, development, and philosophy of law enforcement in a democratic society, introduction to agencies involved in the administration of criminal justice; career orientation. Three lectures. Three hours credit. 

CJT 1323 - Police Administration and Organization.
This course contains the principles of organization and administration in law enforcement as applied to law enforcement agencies; introduction to concepts of organizational behavior. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

 CJT 1343 - Police & Community Relations.
This course is a study of current issues between police and community. The role and influence of officers in community relations; tensions and conflict; and the problem areas of race and juveniles will be covered. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CJT 1353 - Internship for Criminal Justice.
This course provides supervised practical experience in an approved criminal justice agency.  It gives students the opportunity to apply theory presented in the classroom in a supervised work setting.  Nine hours externship/135 Contact Hours. Three hours credit.

CJT 1363 - Introduction to Corrections.
This course contains an overview of the correctional field; its origins, historical and philosophical background development, current status; and relationship with other facets of the criminal justice system and future prospects. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CJT 1383 - Criminology.
This course includes the study and practice of the nature and significance of criminal behavior. It also explores the theories, statistics, trends, and programs concerning criminal behavior. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CJT 2213 - Traffic Law.
An examination of the role of government in coping with traffic problems. Emphasis is placed on the history, development, and enforcement of statutes pertaining to motor vehicles. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CJT 2313 - Police Operations and Ethics.
A study of the operation and administration of law enforcement agencies. Particular emphasis is placed on the functions of the patrol division. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CJT 2323 - Criminal Law.
Basic elements of criminal law under the Constitution of the United States, state constitutions, and federal and state statutes. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CJT 2333 - Criminal Investigation I.
This course includes fundamentals, search and recording, collection and preservation of evidence, finger printing, photography, sources of information, interviews and interrogation. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CJT 2393 - Survey of Criminalistics.
This course provides a study of scientific crime detention methods; modus operandi, crime scene search, preservation of evidence, research projects and other topics related to criminalistics. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CJT 2513 - Juvenile Justice.
This course identifies the role of police in juvenile delinquency and control. It covers organization, functions, and jurisdiction of juvenile agencies as well as processing, detention, and disposition of cases. Statutes and court procedures applied to juveniles will also be covered in this course. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CJT 2723 - Intelligence Analysis and Security Management.
This course is designed to develop an understanding of how intelligence assists in maintaining national security, the laws, guidelines, executive directives and oversight relating to intelligence as well as the methodologies used in the intelligence community. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CJT 2733 - Transportation and Border Security.
This course provides a student with an analysis of issues that concern the protection of the borders of the United States and U. S. policies regarding the safety of the U.S. Transportation System. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CJT 2743 - Foundations of Homeland Security and Terrorism.
This course is a study of the issues pertaining to the role and mission of the Department of Homeland Security and related agencies, both domestic and international. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

 CJT 2813 - Criminal Procedures.
This course provides an in-depth study of the criminal case within the state and federal court systems.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CJT 2913 - Special Problems in Criminal Justice.
This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to utilize skills and knowledge gained in other courses. The instructor and student work closely together to select a topic and establish criteria for completion of the project. Six hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

CJT 2923 - Supervised Work Experience in Criminal Justice.
This course, which is a cooperative program between industry and education, is designed to integrate the student’s technical studies with industrial experience. Nine hours externship. Three hours credit.