Buzz: GHC offering bachelor’s in criminal justice — entirely online. Rome budget hearing part of Monday’s City Commission meeting. Habitat seeks applications for East Rome home.

Buzz: GHC offering bachelor’s in criminal justice — entirely online. Rome budget hearing part of Monday’s City Commission meeting. Habitat seeks applications for East Rome home.

 

 

Students at Georgia Highlands College are now able to earn a bachelor’s in criminal justice entirely online. The new Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice comes from a partnership between GHC, Dalton State College and Georgia Southwestern State University. Applications are currently being accepted with classes beginning in January.

The new area of study will be offered completely online at Georgia Highlands College, as a part of the University System of Georgia eMajor initiative. The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is to prepare students for employment within the criminal justice system in the areas of local, state and federal law enforcement; corrections; juvenile justice, probation, etc. by providing students with a foundation of the knowledge, principles, theories and functions common to the American Criminal Justice system.

Highlights of the bachelor’s in criminal justice eMajor at GHC include:

  • Affordable Tuition – eMajor tuition is $199/credit hour and is the same for both in-state and out-of-state residents.
  • Student Success Coaches – outreach and support from the USG eMajor student success team.
  • Free Online Tutoring – through Smarthinking and embedded librarians.
  • Online and Accelerated Delivery – eMajor courses are offered entirely online in accelerated eight-week terms.
  • POST Credit Accepted – Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) participation may provide officers with credit that can be directly applied to the Criminal Justice degree program, reducing time to degree completion. Over 30 credit hours have been identified from Georgia POST which could result in earned credit. In addition to POST credit possibilities, eMajor has identified several courses for which Credit for Prior Learning can be granted through challenge exams, portfolio submissions, or a hybrid of both.
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The Rome City Commission announces that a public hearing on the proposed 2019 fiscal year budgets will be held on Monday at the City Commission meeting.  The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at Rome City Hall at 601 Broad St.  Any person wishing to be heard on the proposed budgets should appear at this public hearing. The 2019 budgets will then be considered for adoption at the Dec. 17 meeting. View the City Commission meeting live here.


Habitat for Humanity – Coosa Valley seeks applications for a home in East Rome. Applicants must attend orientation meetings on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. at the Sara Hightower Library. At the meeting, the qualifications for home ownership will be thoroughly explained. If you meet these qualifications and are interested in continuing the process, you will receive an application.  Return your completed application to the offices of Habitat for Humanity (in the ReStore), 95 Three Rivers Drive, Rome, GA 30161. Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Details:  706-378-0030.

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