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Criminal Justice

Serving the public is our mission.

Associate Degree, Certificates

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We have options for you.

OCtech gives you a choice in the level of law enforcement you’d like to enter. We have certificates that get you working quickly and paths that you can use toward advanced degrees.

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It’s a commitment.

There will always be a need for those who serve and protect the community. Our instructors teach from experience.

You’ll learn about the judicial process, ethics, and criminal and constitutional law. You’ll get hands-on training in crime scene investigation, police patrol tactics, weapon safety and more. It’s not what you see on TV. This is real.

We teach
Billy Ethrigde

James “Billy” Ethridge

Criminal Justice Coordinator

“Before joining OCtech, I worked in law enforcement as a sheriff’s deputy in Orangeburg County. I love the profession and enjoy watching students who want to make a difference in their communities.”

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