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The tragic shooting in Oregon serves as a sobering reminder that safety and security is both our individual and collective responsibility, and each of us contributes in important ways.

Over the weekend, the FBI and ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) notified all area colleges and universities of social media posts directing threats of violence at an institution of higher learning near Philadelphia on Monday, October 5. While there is no threat against a specific college or university, the advisory reminds us we must vigorously monitor our surroundings and work together to keep the city safe.

The College’s Department of Safety and Security has increased security and is working with the Philadelphia Police Department to increase patrols on the College’s Main Campus and the West, Northwest and Northeast Regional Centers.

Please report suspicious activity to security at (215)751-8111 or call extension 5555 from a College phone. Call 911 to report any active threat to law enforcement.


Language, Imagination and Comprehension

Our English program will help you grow as a writer while exploring the connection between language and culture. You will learn to read and analyze works in new and inspiring ways, write for both pleasure and personal advancement, and think critically. The College’s program is a writing-intensive curriculum, but it also empowers you to branch out and explore such areas as earth science, economics, foreign languages, geography, history, music history, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies and sociology. You may also pursue a Creative Writing academic certificate, which will flow seamlessly into the English degree program.

Degree Options

Associate in Arts, and transfer to a four-year college

Career Options

  • Journalism
  • Screenwriting
  • Public relations
  • Advertising
  • Law
  • Medicine


View the College Catalog for More Information