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Choosing a Program

Community College of Philadelphia offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in business, humanities, health care, liberal arts, technology, and the social and behavioral sciences. There are a number of reasons why it is important to choose a program when you enroll, including financial aid eligibility, learning if the program you choose has special entrance requirements and making sure you are taking the courses needed to fulfill that program's degree or certificate requirements.

The program you choose impacts the path of your college education and future career opportunities, so it's important that you choose a program that is going to help you meet your educational and career goals. If you've already chosen the program that's right for you, then you're ready to take the next step and complete the online admission application.

Which Program is Right for You?

If you are unsure of which program is right for you, explore the following interest areas to help you get started.

Do you enjoy:

  • Working with your hands, tools and other equipment?
  • Building or assembling products?
  • Working with others to assemble a product?
  • Using a computer for 3-D design?
  • Decorating?
  • Woodworking and carpentry?
  • Building models?
  • Learning about energy efficiency?
  • Hands-on projects?

If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in one of our programs in Architecture and Construction.

  • Sketching out design ideas?
  • Using a computer to design 3-D images?
  • Decorating?
  • Working outdoors?
  • Filmmaking or video editing?
  • Using a computer for drawing and designing?
  • Media buying and planning?
If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in one of our programs in Art, Design and Media.
  • Working with numbers?
  • Managing financial information?
  • Learning to use new computer software?
  • Organizing information?
  • Setting up a computer or network?
  • Troubleshooting computer hardware problems?
  • Managing the details for a special event?
  • Helping guests or out-of-town visitors?
  • Working pleasantly with all kinds of people?
  • Using maps?
  • Working with computers?
If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in one of our programs in Business and Technology
  • Learning about nutrition and health?
  • Doing experiments to see how things work?
  • Making people feel comfortable?
  • Talking to people about their health problems?
  • Helping people who have medical problems?
  • Studying scientific topics like biology and chemistry?
  • Listening to people to see what they need?
  • Maintaining a healthy smile?
  • Learning about the human body and how it works?
If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in one of our programs in Health Care.
  • Teaching others about safety?
  • Enforcing rules and laws?
  • Coming to the aid of people who are in trouble?
  • Resolving problems and disputes?
  • Gathering facts about an incident?
  • Being a role model for younger people?
  • Listening to people to see what they need?
  • Working with the public?
  • Learning about laws and the legal system?
If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in one of our programs in Law and Public Service.
  • Playing or listening to music?
  • Writing blogs, stories or poetry?
  • Reading?
  • Writing articles, advertisements or reports?
  • Doing research projects for school?
  • Teaching or tutoring others?
  • Being a role model for younger people?
  • Learning from your experiences?
  • Working with children?
  • Learning about different world cultures?
  • Being part of a strong learning community?
If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in one of our programs in Liberal Arts.
  • Doing experiments to see how things work?
  • Reading about technical developments?
  • Using math to solve real-world problems?
  • Collecting and identifying rocks, shells, flowers or other things found in nature?
  • Studying a scientific topic like biology, physics or chemistry?
  • Finding out about new processes or technologies?
  • Doing research projects for school?
If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in one of our programs in Science.
  • Talking with people about their family or personal problems?
  • Learning about social issues?
  • Helping people who have disabilities to learn new skills?
  • Teaching or advising others?
  • Taking care of children?
  • Listening to people to see what they need?
If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in one of our programs in Social and Human Services.
  • Designing and building machines?
  • Taking things apart to see how they work?
  • Working with your hands, tools and other equipment?
  • Driving or repairing cars and trucks?
  • Creating new recipes?
  • Baking?
  • Preparing meals for family and friends?
If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in one of our programs in Technical/Trade areas.