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Is a Career in Criminal Justice Right for You?

Train for this Rewarding Career with ATA

Are you looking for a highly challenging, rewarding career? Are you passionate about helping your community and motivated to work hard to protect it? If you want a job that does more than simply contribute to your bank account, then a career in Criminal Justice could be a great choice for you. Public safety professionals are essential to the well-being of our communities, our country and our world. With a Criminal Justice and Public Safety Diploma, you can help others and contribute to your community as a whole. Read on to find out how Criminal Justice training from ATA College can put you on the path to a career of which you can be proud. 

Criminal Justice workers are essential public servants, serving to protect the public and enhance the safety of the community. Careers in the criminal justice field are found at the local, county, state, and federal level, and criminal justice professionals work across the country, in every town and every city. The field of Criminal Justice includes areas such as private security, homeland security, corrections, law enforcement, legal services, and academia. 

With a diploma in Criminal Justice and Public Safety you will find you are prepared for a wide range of career options. Police officers make up a large percentage of criminal justice professionals, but there are many other jobs you may consider if you pursue this career path. The particular field you pursue will depend upon your individual skill set, interests, and salary expectations. Some careers in the criminal justice field include:

  • Police Officer
  • Homicide Detective
  • Private Detective
  • Security Guard
  • Correctional Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • State Trooper
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Blood Spatter Analyst
  • Computer Forensics Specialist
  • Fraud Investigator
  • US Postal Inspector
  • US Marshal
  • Secret Service Agent
  • DEA Agent
  • CIA Agent
  • FBI Agent
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent

If you are interested in one of these in-demand criminal justice careers, ATA College offers an excellent training program. ATA’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Diploma focuses on real-world knowledge, skills, and applications that are in demand in today’s market by employers in both the public and private sectors. At ATA College, students study the U.S. Constitution, American court systems, Federal and California state laws, and past and current criminal trends. Students learn how to properly articulate, format and complete various types of reports and professional communications. Prior to graduation, students are introduced to the application process for various local, state, and federal agencies, so they can be prepared to pursue immediate employment following graduation.

The Criminal Justice and Public Safety Diploma is now offered completely online, and can be completed in as few as 36 weeks (40 semester credits). After completing this 9-month diploma program, ATA students have the option to continue with courses in the Associate of Science program. Students can complete the necessary coursework and earn their Associate of Science, Criminal Justice degree in an additional 6 months (60 weeks, 71 semester credits). Students in the AS degree program may choose their emphasis from the following options: Homeland Security, Corrections, Crime Scene Investigations, and Corporate Security.

If a career in criminal justice sounds interesting to you, and you are ready to train for a rewarding career with a high opportunity for growth, take the first step and call ATA College at (619) 596-2766 today! The helpful Admissions staff at ATA is here to answer your questions about our program offerings and our online distance learning options. Our Admissions Representatives can even walk you through the entire enrollment process! Make your goals a reality- with training from ATA!

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