Criminal Justice Technology Refresh

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Albany Technical College refreshes Criminal Justice Technology with a special presentation Wednesday

Albany, Georgia – Albany Technical College (ATC) will hold a special refresh presentation for the Criminal Justice Technology program. The event will take place Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in Freedom Hall Building room 112. Program refreshes are a way that Albany Technical College introduces existing programs to the community with a new perspective and provides fresh energy to the program, creating a curiosity for those interested in a new career. Technology and instruction may have often changed over the years, and what is presented is entirely new information to the service area.

This program provides students with a solid foundation in basic law enforcement skills, including the areas of law enforcement, legal systems, crime prevention, corrections, and probation. These areas of study are directly involved in the apprehension, prosecution, defense, sentencing, incarceration, and supervision of those suspected of, or charged with, criminal offenses.

"We try to give our students a well-rounded curriculum that will prepare them for a future in criminal justice. Areas of focus include crime scene investigation, emergency vehicle operation simulation, and judgmental firearms simulation. We also have a mock courtroom here at the college so students can become comfortable in that environment" says Lynn Miller, Criminal Justice Technology Program Chair, Advisor, and Instructor. Other areas of study included with this degree include Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Ethics and Cultural Perspectives, and Corrections.

The criminal justice field can provide a worthwhile and fulfilling profession in a wide range of career paths. Students pursuing a Criminal Justice Technology degree can find work in the public and private sectors. Jobs within the criminal justice field include: Police Officer, Correctional Officer, Private Investigator, Criminal Profiler, Crime Prevention Specialist, Crime Scene Investigator, Drug Enforcement Administration Agent, Homicide Detective, Jail Screener, Probation Officer, Narcotics Officer, Parole Officer, State Trooper, Youth Correctional Counselor, National Security Agency Police Officer, Criminal Justice Instructor, Fingerprint Technician, Deputy Sheriff, Customs Inspector, or Federal Bureau of Investigations (F.B.I.) Agent.

Students will earn a Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science degree or diploma, with Technical Certificates of Credit (TCC) in Criminal Justice Specialist and Homeland Security Technician. Students will be qualified for diverse opportunities in the corrections, security, investigative, and police administration fields.

Opportunities for Continued Education

The criminal justice career outlook is good, with most jobs expected to grow at or above average in the next few years. Criminal justice operates at all levels of government and includes federal, state, and local employees. The criminal justice system has three major segments: the police, the courts, and service-related systems.

Students who want to receive a certification of officer status in Georgia must do so through the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST.) Council, which requires additional training for certification.

For more information about the Criminal Justice Technology program, contact Lynn Miller at 229.430.2812 or