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Academic Divisions

The curricula at Community College of Philadelphia are administered by one of three academic divisions:

These divisions provide clusters of programs with similar interests, requirements, content or orientation—some carrying their own professional or academic accreditation—and offer associate's degrees or certificates.

Learn more about the College's other academic divisions that support the mission of Academic Affairs:

Division of Business and Technology

Departments

  • Business Administration
  • Computer Technologies
  • Marketing and Management

Corporate Solutions

As an integral unit within the Division of Business and Technology, Corporate Solutions is the single point of contact for extensive educational programs and training services to businesses, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations. Corporate Solutions program delivery systems include the Corporate College, Contract Training, Continuing Professional Education, and the Workforce Testing and Training Center. To learn more about Corporate Solutions' convenient programs and services, contact us at 215-496-6158, or email us.

Division of Liberal Studies

Departments

  • Art
  • Architecture, Design and Construction
  • English
  • Foreign Languages
  • History, Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Music
  • Photographic Imaging
  • Psychology, Education and Human Services
  • Social Sciences

Center for International Understanding

The Center for International Understanding supports the College's mission to help students achieve an increased awareness and appreciation of a diverse world where all are interdependent. It encourages and supports the integration of international content into courses and curricula, as well as student and faculty experiential learning abroad. The Center also promotes dialogue, analysis and the exchange of ideas in the broader College community by bringing together faculty, staff and students with others who have rich international experience. The Center collaborates with businesses, nonprofit organizations and other educational institutions to create organizations and partnerships for community college students, faculty and staff. Reaching out to the College's students, as well as the wider public audience, the Center strives to create a truly informed and global citizenry. To learn more, visit us online.

The Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society

The Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society provides a supportive, intellectual and practical framework to explore significant societal and law-related issues including citizenship, civics and re-entry. Through service learning and research, the Center will engage the College and larger community in its endeavors to foster a rich learning environment for student achievement; to sustain faculty development and enrichment; to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration; to be a resource to professionals and other academic institutions; to stimulate innovation; and to develop strong connections throughout the wider community.

Division of Math, Science and Health Careers

Departments

  • Allied Health
    • Clinical Laboratory Technician
    • Dental Hygiene
    • Diagnostic Medical Imaging
    • Health Services Management
    • Respiratory Care Technology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Physics/Engineering Science

Center for Science and Engineering Education

The Center for Science and Engineering Education supports the College's mission by enhancing programs of study in science and career technologies to provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. It also assists in preparing students to be informed citizens in regard to issues of public concern that are based on scientific advances and technological innovations.

The Center enhances opportunities for students to explore career options in a science-related field and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration to strengthen offerings in physical science, natural science and related technologies. The Center promotes a broader understanding of science and emerging technologies and their impact on society. Therefore, it seeks to increase student involvement in science and scientific research. The Center also provides professional development opportunities for faculty both in scientific content areas and in pedagogy through partnerships and synergistic new areas/fields of education and training, and explores current trends in science and technology education.
For more information, please visit us online.

Division of Adult and Community Education

The Division of Adult and Community Education (DACE) supports the mission of Academic Affairs through partnerships with various local, state and national agencies and organizations. In addition to implementing grant-funded initiatives, DACE offers credit and noncredit courses and programs that enhance the likelihood for underserved constituencies to succeed in college. Operating through more flexible and responsive programming, DACE offers lifelong learning opportunities that meet the changing needs of the community. Serving as an extension of the College, DACE offers programs aimed at promoting the social development and personal enrichment of Philadelphia residents. To learn more, please visit us online.

Adult Education Programs

Programs for High School Students

Division of Educational Support Services

Community College of Philadelphia is committed to providing comprehensive academic support programs and services to all students. The College's Division of Educational Support Services provides students with a wide range of academic programs and support services designed to meet their specific needs. The division ensures opportunities for a successful learning experience and achievement of academic excellence.

Departments/Programs/Services

Division of Flexible Learning Options and Academic Technology

The Division of Flexible Learning Options and Academic Technology's primary mission is to enhance education through technology and creative expansion of learning opportunities. It includes the department of Academic Computing, which provides assistance to faculty in the use of information technology; Multimedia Services, which provides multimedia technology support and service to the entire College community; CCPTV, the College's cable television station; Online Learning; and the administrative offices for the Regional Centers.