Criminal Justice Students Partner with ATIC

by Victoria Stearns, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University is partnering with Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC) in Beavercreek, Ohio, to provide classroom training and intelligence internships to junior and senior criminal justice students.
Students who complete the 15-week program will qualify for entry-level intelligence positions with government organizations, private industry or academia. The students are recognized as ATIC alumni, which gives them access to ATIC job postings and unique opportunities in the field.
“I didn’t realize how impressive it was to present my experience at ATIC to a potential employer,” said Jessica Lagucki, Cedarville’s first student to graduate from the ATIC program in 2013. She is currently employed at the Delaware County Sherriff’s Office in Delaware, Ohio.

The internship program gives students 12 credit hours toward their criminal justice electives or internship credit. The program offers full-time internships, and although unpaid, they give students more than 600 contact hours in concrete instruction and session time.

Topics of study include analytic skills, intelligence disciplines, geospatial intelligence, homeland security, software skills and weapons systems. The interns are granted government security clearance to classified material.
At the end of the 10-week period, students complete a confidential project they present to a panel of government agency employers. This intelligence briefing is the final product of a specific investigation they processed during their time at ATIC, which includes updates, visuals and reports they have compiled.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.