Program Overview

Albany Technical College offer a Diploma in Law Enforcement Technology for students and professionals in criminal justice-related fields who are interested in careers and career advancement in in criminology, law enforcement, criminal justice, law, the courts, and the legal system. Students will learn about the technology utilized by law enforcement professionals involved in the investigation, arrest, and legal processes involved in trying suspects.

Students will develop their practical understanding necessary for their careers in addition to a curriculum which will prepare them for roles in criminal justice. Those classes include fundamentals of English, foundations of mathematics, basic psychology, introduction to computers, introduction to criminal justice, corrections, principles of law enforcement, criminal law for criminal justice, criminal procedure, ethnic and cultural perspective in criminal justice, juvenile justice, private security, police patrol operations, criminal justice administration, police officer survival, police traffic control and investigation, report writing, criminology, homeland security, criminal courts, probation and parole, community-oriented policing, methods of criminal investigation, and crime scene processing.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated a fundamental understanding of criminal justice in order to prepare for careers in law and law enforcement. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate understanding of the discipline of criminal justice and its role in contributing to our understanding of the evolving world of crime; to demonstrate understanding of the criminal justice system and organizational environment, including government institutions, political institutions, and organizational structure; and to demonstrate the ability to utilize technology to access information and perform technological functions relating to the criminal justice system.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Diploma

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Council on Occupational Education

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    High school diploma or GED Required for admission.

    School Overview

    There were 175 students enrolled in Monroe Area Vocational-Technical School when it first opened in 1961. Then a second educational facility, the Albany Area Vocational-Technical School was also established, and by 1972 these two schools merged. Recognizing a further need for adult education programs in the state of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia incorporated the newly merged technical schools, along with adult education programs, to establish the Albany Technical Institute. More importantly, the technical school earned the right to award Associate’s degrees in 2000, thereby adopting a new name, Albany Technical College. Today, the college serves full-time and part-time students, equipping students with degrees and skills for the workplace, supporting basic education programs, and furthering knowledge through workforce trainings and continuing education.

    Students can choose from associate's degree programs, diplomas and certificate programs. Additionally, Albany Technical College supports distance learning, offering online Associate’s degrees, and diploma and technical certificate programs. Albany Technical College also offers the flexibility of more than ten online technical certificate programs. All programs are delivered completely online, and technical certificates take the average student one to three semesters to complete.

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