Albany, Georgia – Albany Technical College (ATC) offers an associate of applied science degree in the Criminal Justice Program that can be completed 100% online. The 100% online option allows individuals in law enforcement to continue working while taking the necessary steps to advance their careers by enhancing opportunities for leadership roles in criminal justice.  

Acquiring an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Albany Technical College means that students will have gained the general knowledge needed to develop professional talents that will likely lead to career advancement. 

Numerous agencies within the Southwest Georgia region support and endorse these efforts by ATC. Criminal Justice officials stress that this program will promote the established community-oriented policing strategies and build a more robust law enforcement workforce. The program is expected to strengthen and build on existing partnerships between Albany Tech and surrounding law enforcement agencies.  

This associates program focuses on key courses and competencies that develop academic, occupational, professional knowledge, and skills necessary for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Students will engage in individual, group, and organizational learning applicable to criminal justice theory and practical application essential for successful employment.

Students can also connect with and learn from dedicated faculty members with real-world, professional experience in the field while completing their degree. Choosing to pursue educational goals on campus allows for one-on-one mentorship with the instructors. When students have questions, the instructor will be right there to answer.

Lastly, students that excel in their coursework and demonstrate exceptional work ethics will have the privilege of their instructors ready and willing to recommend them for employment and/or advancement with law enforcement agencies.

If a student decides to continue their education, pursuing a 4-year degree, there are five articulation agreements with four-year institutions for a seamless transition into the next education level. Link:

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About Albany Technical College

A public postsecondary institution of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), Albany Technical College provides technical education and training support for the evolving workforce needs of Southwest Georgia through traditional and online classroom settings. Albany Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/COC). For more information about Albany Tech, go to or become a fan on Facebook at or on Twitter at You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel by visiting .