Credit/Prior Learning

Credit/Prior Learning

Any student enrolled in the Associate of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice who has successfully completed any of the below listed Georgia POST and military/investigator course(s) will be able to receive corresponding college course credit at no additional cost.

Georgia POST Course(s) to GHC Course(s)
 Georgia POST Course(s) Credit for GHC Course(s)
Basic Law Enforcement Officer Training
  • PHED 1020 – CPR and First Aid
    (2 hours)
  • CRJU 1100 – Introduction to Criminal Justice
    (3 hours)
  • CRJU 2100 – Introduction to Law Enforcement
    (3 hours)
  • CRJU 3100 – Criminal Law
    (3 hours)
  • CRJU 3110 – Criminal Procedures
    (3 hours)
  • CRJU 3500 – Criminal Investigations
    (3 hours)
  • CRJU 3501 – Criminal Investigations II
    (3 hours)
Cumulative 40 hours of drug, alcohol, gang and related training CRJU 3350 – Drugs in America
(3 hours)
Supervision Level 1 CRJU 3600 – Criminal Justice Administration
(3 hours)
Supervision Level 2 CRJU 3710 – Special Topics – Public Safety Leadership
(3 hours)
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training – 40 hour CRJU 3710 – Special Topics – Crisis Intervention
(3 hours)
FLETC, GPSTC, or ALERRT Active Shooter, plus GNESA Sexual Assault or cumulative 40 hours of directly related training CRJU 3810 – Victimology
(3 hours)
Cumulative 40 hours of use of force, community policing, cultural diversity, police discretion, evidence-based policing and related training CRJU 4600 – Police Problems and Practices
(3 hours)
Cumulative 40 hours of ethics, diversity, bias, and related training CRJU 4700 – Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
(3 hours)

*Credit will be given as K credit. Georgia Highlands College does not guarantee transferability of K grades. 

*Credit can also be given for approved federal law enforcement training (on a case-by-case basis), Basic Correctional Officer Academy, and military police/investigations related training (see below). 

*For students who would like more information on how to receive Credit for Prior Learning not eligible for Georgia POST credit, Basic Correctional Officer Academy, and/or military police/investigations related training, please click for more information

Basic Correctional Officer Academy (BCOA)

Basic Correctional Officer Academy (BCOA)
Georgia POST Course Credit for GHC Course(s)
Basic Correctional Officer Academy
  • CRJU 1100 – Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJU 3300 – Corrections
  • CRJU 4700 – Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice

 

Army Military Police (31B)

Army Military Police (31B)
Skill level ACE recommended courses Credit for GHC Course(s)
30 Law enforcement operations
(3 hours)
CRJU 2100 – Intro to Law Enforcement
30 Criminal investigation
(3 hours)
CRJU 3500 – Criminal Investigations I
30 Criminal procedure
(3 hours)
CRJU 3110 – Criminal procedure
30 Criminal Justice Administration
(3 hours)
CRJU 3600 – Criminal Justice Administration

 

Army Criminal Investigator (31D)

Army Criminal Investigator (31D)
Skill level ACE recommended courses Credit for GHC Course(s)
30 Criminal Investigations
(3 hours)
CRJU 3500 – Criminal Investigations I
30 Criminal Procedure
(3 hours)
CRJU 3110 – Criminal Procedure
30 Criminal Law
(3 hours)
CRJU 3100 – Criminal Law
30 Criminal Evidence
(3 hours)
CRJU 3501 – Criminal Investigations II
30 Criminalistics
(3 hours)
CRJU 4500 – Management of Forensics
40 Criminal Justice Administration
(3 hours)
CRJU 3600 – Criminal Justice Administration

 

Navy Master at Arms

Navy Master at Arms
Skill level ACE recommended courses Credit for GHC Course(s)
MA3 Criminal Evidence & procedures
(3 hours)
CRJU 3110 – Criminal procedure
MA3 Criminal Investigation
(3 hours)
CRJU 3500 – Criminal Investigation I
MAC Terrorism
(3 hours)
CRJU 4210 – Terrorism & the CRJU System

 

Marine Corps Military Police (5811)

Marine Corps Military Police (5811)
Skill level ACE recommended courses Credit for GHC Course(s)
E6 Police supervision
(3 hours)
CRJU 3600 – Criminal Justice Administration

 

Coast Guard Maritime Enforcement Specialist

Coast Guard Maritime Enforcement Specialist
Skill level ACE recommended courses Credit for GHC Course(s)
ME3 Intro to Criminal Justice
(3 hours)
CRJU 1100 – Intro to Criminal Justice
ME3 Intro to Law Enforcement
(3 hours)
CRJU 2100 – Intro to Law Enforcement

 

Coast Guard Criminal Investigators

Coast Guard Criminal Investigators
Skill level ACE recommended courses Credit for GHC Course(s)
IV3 Criminal Law
(3 hours)
CRJU 3100 – Criminal Law
IV3 Homeland Security
(3 hours)
CRJU 4210 – Terrorism and CJS