Albany Technical college held it's spring commencement ceremony Friday night at the Albany Civic Center.
Hundreds of students crossed the stage in their cap and gowns to face life after graduation.
Many of them will go on to complete a four year degree while some will go straight into the job force.
One graduate who majored in medical business administration says she's doing both.
"In this economy you got to start early. So the early bird gets the worm. I got the worm," says Tonya Hagines.