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Serving and Protecting

This program will teach you how to fight crime, protect the public, and work within the court and corrections systems. As you learn about the challenges, operations and administration of the criminal justice system, you’ll develop a range of skills involving law and evidence in legal proceedings; the interrelationship among police, courts and the correctional process; and how to work with troubled youth. Upon completing the Justice program, you can start your career or transfer to a four-year college. The College also offers a Justice degree through our Distance Education option.

The Justice program, designed in conjunction with justice leaders from the Philadelphia area, provides essential knowledge and skills for people new to or already working in the justice field. In addition, employees and their family members of the Philadelphia Police Department and the Department of Corrections may enjoy the following benefits offered by the Justice program:

➢ 15 credits toward a Justice degree for Philadelphia Police Academy graduates
➢ 6 credits toward a Justice degree for Philadelphia Prison Training graduates

View the College Catalog for More Information

Degree Options

Associate in Applied Science with transfer to a four-year college

Career Options

  • State Trooper or Municipal Police Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Parole Officer
  • Homeland Security Investigator
  • Private Security Manager
  • Private Investigator
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