Criminal Justice Courses in Allentown, PA

Do you have a desire to fight for truth and justice? Do you want to take care of your community? Do you find yourself naturally taking charge of situations? If so, the Criminal Justice program at McCann might be a good fit for you.

You can earn an Associate in Specialized Business degree by completing our Criminal Justice program at McCann School of Business & Technology in Allentown, PA. So if you live in Allentown or the surrounding areas of Bethlehem, Philadelphia, Wyomissing and Breinigsville, earning your specialized degree has never been easier, faster or more affordable.

JOB GROWTH 12%

Projected, 2012 - 2022*

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An Overview of the Criminal Justice Courses You’ll Take

A career in Criminal Justice gives you the chance to make a difference in the world. Making a difference isn’t easy, but it’s easier when you have the right skills and education. Here at McCann School of Business & Technology, our Criminal Justice program will get you where you want to go.

McCann provides a variety of Criminal Justice training courses, all taught by industry-experienced instructors. Take a look at some of the courses that you will take in our Criminal Justice program:

  • Substance Abuse: Instructors give historical and modern perspectives on substance abuse and its history with the criminal justice system. Students will learn about major drug categories and the treatment policies and law enforcement response to substance abuse. 
  • Criminal Law and Procedures: Instructors will focus on criminal law and criminal procedures, as well as crimes against property and the public. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of Pennsylvania’s criminal law statutes.
  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism: This class will focus on terrorism from a global perspective, rather than just a national one. Emphasis is given to the measures that law enforcement uses to counter and prevent terrorist attacks. Topics also include the history of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and how terrorist organizations work.

To find out additional information about the classes in our Criminal Justice program, download our Course Catalog.

Possible Careers with Criminal Justice Training

Getting an education is important, but it’s even more important to be able to get a job when you’re done. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 12% growth rate for Security Guards by 2022.* When you graduate with your Associate in Specialized Business degree in Criminal Justice, you can be sure there will be plenty of career options to choose from, including:

Correctional Officer and Jailer

Correctional Officers and Jailers keep both prisoners and the public safe when prisoners are in transit between prison and the courtroom. They oversee people who have been accused of a crime as well as those who have already been convicted.

Court Clerk
Court Clerks make sure that courtroom proceedings are performed correctly and efficiently. They communicate with attorneys and witnesses to let them know when they are supposed to appear in court, prepare court dockets and record court proceedings.

Security Guard
Security guards remain vigilant in order to help prevent crime. They watch people and buildings, familiarizing themselves with routine procedures, so that they can be aware of anything suspicious or out of the ordinary. Quite often, Security Guards are the first people to notice incidents like theft, vandalism, terrorism, fire or other criminal activity.

Learn More about Our Criminal Justice Program

Starting a new career can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. To find out how our Criminal Justice program in Allentown can help you obtain an Associate in Specialized Business degree and start an exciting new career, call us today at 866.865.8065 or click here for more information.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/security-guards.htm (visited May 22, 2015).