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Albany Technical College Updates Cyber Crime Program

A community college in Georgia is adding advanced training tools and new courses to its Criminal Justice and Cybercrime Investigation Program, which covers policing, courts, corrections and forensic science.

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(TNS) — Albany Technical College announced an event marking the community refresh of its Criminal Justice and Cybercrime Investigation Program. The event will take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Kirkland Conference Center. The overview is aimed at explaining the curriculum and the jobs available to better equip students for the evolving demands of the criminal justice and cyber crime fields.

Respected professionals in criminal justice and law enforcement will be in attendance to share their insights and experiences, and attendees will learn about the latest updates to the program, including advanced training tools and new course offerings.

"We are excited to offer our students a comprehensive education that combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on training," Rashad Flournoy, the chairperson of the Criminal Justice Department, said. "Our updated curriculum includes advanced driving and shooting simulators, providing practical skills essential for future law enforcement officers. With over 100 years of collective experience among our instructors, we are committed to preparing our students to be change agents in their communities."

Ryan Ward, chair of the Cybercrime Investigations Program, emphasized the importance of cybersecurity education.

"Our program is designed to address the critical need for skilled professionals in the field of cyber crime investigations," he said. "Students will gain expertise in combating malware, spam, and other cyber threats, while also learning how to support law enforcement agencies in prosecuting these serious crimes.

"This refresh emphasizes that our graduates are well-prepared to meet the challenges of modern cyber threats."

The Criminal Justice and Cybercrime Investigation Program at Albany Tech provides students with comprehensive training in various aspects of the criminal justice system. The program includes courses on policing, courts, corrections and forensic science. Students can choose from a diploma, degree, or certificate option, each designed to prepare them for a range of careers in law enforcement and cybersecurity.

The Cybercrime Investigations degree focuses on equipping students with the skills to identify, investigate, and mitigate cyber threats. This includes hands-on training in dealing with malware, spam, and other cyber attacks, and developing strategies to support law enforcement in prosecuting cyber crimes.

Graduates of the Criminal Justice and Cybercrime Investigation Program can pursue various careers, including police officers, correctional officers, probation officers, parole officers, and computer forensic scientists. The program also offers articulation agreements with seven institutions, allowing students to further their education and obtain a four-year degree.

Albany Technical College has invited prospective students, community members, and professionals in the field to join us for this event.

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