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 divisions that support the College's mission through academic, credit and noncredit offerings, as well as student support services and resources:
- Division of Access and Community Engagement
- Division of Educational Support Services
- Division of Flexible Learning Options and Academic Technology
- Division of Workforce Development and Economic Innovation
- Business Administration
- Computer Technologies
- Marketing and Management
- Architecture, Design and Construction
- Foreign Languages
- History, Philosophy and Religious Studies
- 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.
- Allied Health
- Clinical Laboratory Technician
- Dental Hygiene
- Diagnostic Medical Imaging
- Health Services Management
- Respiratory Care Technology
- 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.
Community College of Philadelphia's Division of Access and Community Engagement (DACE) offers special programs and services to the adult literacy and developmental student population, the local high school student population, and many other community partners and residents in our city. Serving as one of the College's earliest points of access to higher education for the Philadelphia community, the work of DACE clearly focuses on community engagement, educational equity and student success, and strongly aligns with the mission and vision of the College.
Adult Education Programs
- Adult Basic Education (ABE)
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- General Educational Development (GED)
- Keystone Education Yields Success (KEYS)
- Lifelong Learning Programs and Workshops
Programs for High School Students
- Advance at College - Dual Enrollment
- Advanced College Experience (ACE)
- Gateway to College
- TRIO Upward Bound
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.
- Academic Advising
- Assessment Center
- Center on Disability
- Developmental Education Program
- Dual Admissions Program
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Learning Labs
- Student Academic Computer Centers
- TRIO Student Support Services
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.
Corporate Solutions, part of the Division of Workforce Development and Innovation, 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.