The Division of Law-Related Studies offers students the education needed to enter the criminal justice, homeland security and paralegal professions.
The Criminal Justice associate degree program is for students who desire to begin careers in law enforcement, upgrade their skills, or transfer to a four-year institution to obtain a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, criminology or sociology. The Criminal Justice certificate programs prepares the student for entry level positions not requiring an associate degree. Coming fall 2007 we will offer the Crime Scene Investigation Certificate. This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in crime scene investigation where a degree is not required or to enhance employability or promotion. It includes courses in criminal investigation, criminalistics, report writing, crime scene investigation, criminal profiling as well as an internship.
Homeland Security is about protecting people, property, and infrastructure while minimizing economic impacts of natural and man-made crises. The Homeland Security Management associate degree prepares students for jobs in Homeland Security as well as provide information and a depth of understanding in security that will be useful in any career in turbulent times. This program will be of significant value to students employed in, or seeking employment, first responder disciplines such as law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, and public health.
TTC offers an Associate Degree and a Certificate program for students who desire to begin careers as paralegals, and as an excellent preparation for law school.
TTC's Paralegal associate degree program is designed for students who desire to begin careers as paralegals. The College also offers a Paralegal certificate program for students who already have some college credit. To enter the certificate program students must have at least 49.5 quarter hours or 33 semester credit hours, at a C or better, from an approved, regionally accredited postsecondary institution. Of those hours, 3 semester hours must be CPT 101 or a comparable computer course; 18 semester hours must be general education courses spread across three disciplines, with 6 of those semester hours being comprised of ENG 101 and SPC 205 or SPC 209. The Paralegal certificate program and the Paralegal associate degree program have received the approval of the American Bar Association.
UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW (UPL) STATEMENT:PARALEGALS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO PRACTICE LAW IN SOUTH CAROLINA. See (S.C. Code Ann. § 40-5-310 (1976)).
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