Earn Criminal Justice Degree Online at OFTC | Schools
Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) now offers three criminal justice programs that can be completed online, allowing students access to a great workforce education from home.
“This is a great opportunity for individuals our community,” says OFTC Criminal Justice Instructor Kevin Corbin, “to get the entry-level training they need in the corrections, security, investigative, police administration, regional law enforcement, and correctional facility fields without having to travel to locations outside of their own community.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities are expected to grow within many areas of criminal justice including correction, security, and law enforcement through 2016. Employment of security guards is expected to grow by 17 percent through 2016, which is faster than the average for all occupations.
OFTC offers 3 different programs in the criminal justice field: Criminal Justice Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree, Criminal Justice Technology Diploma, and Criminal Justice Technician Technical Certificate of Credit.
Classes for these programs are offered during the day, evening, and most (if not all) can be taken online to accommodate your busy schedule.
“For degree and diploma students, the only classes that can’t be completed online are the practicum or externships,” continues Corbin. “Students usually complete these ‘hands-on’ classes with a local agency in their own hometown.”
Both the practicum is a graduate level course that gives students supervised practical application of their program theory. An externship allows students to experience the workplace up close and personal by applying their academic major through discussions with a professional who has a similar background and assess your "fit" for a particular position or organization.
To learn more about OFTC’s Criminal Justice Program, please visit www.OFTC.edu, visit your local OFTC campus, or contact OFTC’s Admissions Office at 478-553-2064 (North Campus in Sandersville) and 478-274-7842 (South Campus in Dublin). Spring Semester begins January 9, 2013.