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    PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!
     
    The Criminal Justice & Police Sciences program prepares students for both post-secondary education and entry-level employment. Students who possess integrity, fairness and loyalty and who want to protect & serve will take the first step to working in the protective services field.
     
    Program Concentrations: 
     
    • Basic fire science
    • Crime scene and criminal investigation
    • Criminal law, civil law and court procedures
    • Electronic security systems
    • Forensic science
    • Investigative photography
    • Police and security tactics
    • Self-defense
     
    Career Options:
     
    In the municipal policing field, officers may progress through the ranks from corporal to captain or police chief. In the security technology field, individuals may follow a formal or informal apprenticeship through which they progress from security and fire alarm installation assistant to master technician. You can also be a certified protection officer, electronic security technician, homeland security field agent, law enforcement officer, loss prevention specialist, surveillance or physical security technician, closed circuit TV installer or insurance fraud investigator.
     
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Female student stands in front of board of fingerprints.
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    CPR/First Aid Certificate
     
    FEMA NIMS -- 100, 200 & 700
     
    Pennsylvania Skills Certificate
     
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    Open Dual Enrollment Credits
    Delaware County Community College
     
    Concurrent Dual Enrollment Credits
    Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
    Pennsylvania College of Technology
     
    SOAR Credits
    Harcum College
    Manor College
    Montgomery County Community College
    Reading Area Community College
     
    1:1 Articulation Credits
    Pittsburgh Technical College
    St. Francis University
     
    Click here for more information on opportunities to earn college credit.
     
     
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    Upperclassmen may be hired at local companies, such as the Chester County Juvenile Probation Department. Co-ops allow students to work during their school day, earn real-world experience and build their resumes.
     
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    The Department of Education provides a CIP Code to approved Programs of Study (POS).  Schools and postsecondary institutions use the CIP code to categorize the POS, outline the scope and sequence of educational offerings and develop a POS task list. Click here to review the task list.