CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY
All Criminal Justice Majors who are seeking an A.S. Degree are required to register and successfully complete CCJ 2940 – Criminal Justice Internship prior to graduation. All Criminal Justice Majors who are seeking an A.A.S. Degree or an A.A. Degree may take CCJ 2940 as an elective. This course is limited to Criminal Justice Majors.
Students should take the Internship course only after completing most of their criminal justice required courses. Permission of the Instructor is required prior to registering for this course. Because internships fill up quickly and many affiliate sites have deadline dates, students should begin their approval process in the middle of the prior semester.
Directed Research (CCJ 2910) is no longer a co-requisite of the Internship course but may be taken at the same time as the Internship.
Students must first complete an Internship Application during the prior semester and submit to the instructor:
Students may be able to intern at a variety of Affiliate Sites such as the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the Tampa Police Department, the Hillsborough Public Defender's Office, the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office, and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. A list of affiliate agencies to which our students may apply for internships can be found through the link below:
Students entering the Internship Program need to read the Internship Manual, the Internship Procedures, the Internship Syllabus, and complete a series of internship forms. The Internship Manual includes the rules and regulations for the Internship Program. The Internship Manual as well as downloadable copies of all the required forms can be found through the links below:
CCJ-2940 CRIMINAL JUSTICE INTERNSHIP
Provides an opportunity for the student with no criminal justice experience to observe the criminal justice system in operation. The student will be expected to compare classroom theory with the day-to-day operation of the criminal justice agency and the roles and responsibilities of the professional in the field. The student will be required to spend a total of 100 clock hours, spread over the semester, in the agency.
Prerequisites: Criminal Justice Majors only
Instructor’s permission is required – Students must complete Application.
For more information on the Directed Research Course, go to the below link:
DIRECTED RESEARCH COURSE