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.
CPR/First Aid CertificateFEMA NIMS -- 100, 200 & 700Pennsylvania Skills CertificateOpen Dual Enrollment CreditsDelaware County Community CollegeConcurrent Dual Enrollment CreditsHarrisburg University of Science and TechnologyPennsylvania College of TechnologySOAR CreditsHarcum CollegeManor CollegeMontgomery County Community CollegeReading Area Community College1:1 Articulation CreditsPittsburgh Technical CollegeSt. Francis UniversityClick here for more information on opportunities to earn college credit.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.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.