Career Possibilities

Community College of Philadelphia gives you the tools you need to succeed in today's workforce. Our programs prepare you for high-demand, sustainable industries that feature good wages, employment stability and opportunities for advancement. You’ll benefit from hands-on experience, verbal and written communication skills development, and critical thinking exercises. All of our programs are taught in small classes by dedicated faculty, giving you the personal attention you deserve. And many programs are shaped and enhanced by participating professionals from local businesses who ensure that everything you learn is relevant and rewarding.

Visit the College's Career Connections to see how they can help you plan for and achieve your career goals or check out Pennsylvania's JobGateway to find the programs and careers that match your career interests.

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Business, Entrepreneurship and Law

Do numbers and ledgers make you happy? A career as an accountant may be for you.  Our Accounting degree program gives you the fundamentals to seamlessly transfer to a number of four-year schools in the area, and our Accounting Paraprofessional proficiency certificate prepares you to enter the workforce.

Our Business, Entrepreneurship and Law options are numerous, including concentrations in Business, Culinary Arts, Digital Forensics, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Management, Justice, Paralegal Studies and more.

Explore all of our business, entrepreneurship and law programs

Creative Arts

If you love to draw, paint, craft or sculpt, then the College's Art and Design program will get you into the studio and allow you to express your artistic side. In this program, you’ll learn art history and theory while developing an impressive portfolio to showcase your work.

We also offer Acting, Digital Imaging, Digital Video Production, Music Performance, Photographic Imaging, Sound Recording Music Technology, and Theater programs.

Find your future career in creative arts

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Design, Construction  and Transportation

Do you have an eye for structural design? The Associate in Arts in Architecture may be the perfect fit for you. Our Architecture program prepares aspiring architects and designers for transfer to a four-year professional school of architecture with a hands-on, interdisciplinary curriculum.

Other programs available include Automotive Service, Automotive Technology, Building Science, Construction Management, Facility Management, Interior Design and Energy Conservation.

See what design, construction and transportation career possibilities await you

Education and Human Services

Interested in a career in education, social services or mental health? A Behavioral Health/Human Services degree may be an option for you. This program leads to an A.A.S. degree and will give you a unique skill set and the acumen necessary to transfer to a four-year college.

There are many social and human services degree and certificate concentrations, including Early Childhood Education, Liberal Arts - Social/Behavioral Science, Psychology, and Recovery and Transformation

Look into options in the fields of education and human services

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Health Care

Those who have an avid interest in the health care industry can enter programs like our Dental Hygiene degree program, which is the only accredited Dental Hygiene program in Philadelphia. Our expert faculty will help prepare you to take the required exams for licensing and certification as a dental hygienist.

We also offer degree and certificate programs in Clinical Laboratory Technician, Diagnostic Medical Imaging, Health Care Studies, Nursing, Medical Insurance Billing, Health Services Management, Respiratory Care Technology and more.

Explore our program opportunities for careers in health care

Liberal Arts and Communications

Those who are looking for a flexible program that lays the groundwork for a seamless transfer to a four-year college should consider a Liberal Arts degree. This program is ideal for students who may be undecided about career goals and wish to pursue a degree that gives them a chance to nar their area of study through course electives.

Students have many liberal arts concentrations to choose from, including American Sign Language, Communication Studies, Education, English, International Studies, Mass Media, Religious Studies, and Creative Writing.  

Start on your path to a bachelor's degree with liberal arts or communications

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Science and Technology

If you have your sights set on a career as a biologist, research assistant or scientist, then the Biology degree program is worth looking into. Students will get a highly interactive education that will provide a solid foundation for the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in biological science.

Other science programs and certificates include Applied Science and Engineering Technology, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Mathematics, Network Technology Management and Administration, and Process Technology.

Learn more about our science and technology programs