Ashworth College Named ALOA Associate Training Facility

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. – Feb. 5 – One of the top accredited online colleges, Ashworth College ( has been recognized by the ALOA Security Professionals Association as an Associate Training Facility and for the online school’s dedication to the training of locksmiths and security professionals. Ashworth offers accredited security services and locksmithing training courses.

“Schools such as Ashworth are important to the future of our industry as they supply training that compliments and enhances ALOA’s own educational offerings, which leads to a more educated, better prepared work force in a profession that provides safety and security to the public,”  said Jim Hancock, ALOA Education and Certification Manager.

For more than 25 years, the online school has helped students get career training through an extensive range of college degree, certificate, and career diploma options. Ashworth’s Security Services program consists of 13 lessons. The locksmithing course is 18 lessons. Either can be completed in as little as six months.

“To be recognized by an important trade organization like ALOA validates the efforts we place in developing practical, career-relevant programs that are affordable on almost any budget,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Ashworth College’s Chief Academic Officer.

Dr. Gargiulo went on to cite U.S. Department of Labor statistics that projects considerable employment opportunities for trained locksmiths. “… as much as 22% growth by 2020. Students graduating from an Ashworth College locksmithing training course or security services program will have the knowledge and confidence to pursue a rewarding career.”

Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth College is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education, and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and Sheffield School.