Earn Your Criminal Justice Associate in Specialized Business Degree in Pottsville, PA

Do you want to protect and serve your family and your community? Are you a leader? Then consider earning an Associate in Specialized Business Degree through our Criminal Justice program at McCann School of Business & Technology in Pennsylvania.

In as little as 18 months, you can graduate with an Associate in Specialized Business Degree and be well on your way to a new career in Criminal Justice. For years, we have been helping students like you in the Tamaqua, Bloomsburg, Pine Grove, Frackville and Pottsville areas find their new career paths. You too can find the career of your dreams at McCann.

This program is offered through our CampusFlex track which brings you the best of both on-campus classes and online coursework. You’ll spend the majority of your time at our campus, training in a group environment and complete some of your coursework online.


Projected Outlook, 2012-22*


We provide our graduates with Lifetime Career Assistance.


We’ll help you every step of the way making enrolling simple and stress-free.

Our Approach to Criminal Justice Training

If you are ready to make a difference in people’s lives by protecting and serving the community, then you are ready to begin taking classes in our Criminal Justice program. At McCann School of Business & Technology, we want each of our students to get the knowledge and skills they need to become a success.

There are many different classes in the Criminal Justice program at McCann, including:

  • Introduction to Corrections: This course addresses the structure, principles, organization, administration and operations within jails, prisons, probation and parole. This course includes taking an in-depth look at various correctional programming to help rehabilitate the offender, the history behind the U.S. correctional system and the juvenile correctional system.
  • Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Procedures: This comprehensive course, covering both substantive criminal law and criminal procedures, examines crimes against, persons, property and the public, as well as the law enforcement and justice system proceedings that follow. A specific segment on this topic includes the state’s criminal law and procedure statutes. 
  • Information Security and Cyber Crime: This course explains the role of the criminal justice professional within information security including an understanding of cybercrime, cyber-victimization and cyberterrorism as well as forensic investigations and information security risk assessment.

In addition to these classes, you will also participate in an externship. This experience allows you to take your knowledge from the classroom and apply it to real-world situations. 

For more specific information, and to view the full range of classes in our program, you can download our Course Catalog.

Finding Your Career in Criminal Justice

In today’s economy, an Associate in Specialized Business Degree is required for many jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for Security Guards will increase by 12% by the year 2022*, and your chances of landing that job only increase with an Associate in Specialized Business Degree.

Possible jobs you can obtain after earning your Associate in Specialized Business Degree in our Criminal Justice program include:

Court Clerk
When it comes time to enforce the law in the courtroom, Court Clerks take action. You will observe and record court proceedings, communicate with attorneys, judges, witnesses and inmates. You will keep things running smoothly.

Security Guard
As a Security Guard, you will help people in the community feel safe as you patrol both public and private locations. You’ll use your training to spot crimes like arson, theft, terrorism and vandalism. You are the first defense against crime.

Correctional Officer and Jailer
Your role as a Correctional Officer and Jailer has many aspects and makes you an important part of the justice system. You keep society safe by monitoring and helping to rehabilitate inmates. You also participate in the justice process by transporting inmates from courthouses to jails.

Get More Information about Our Criminal Justice Program

With an Associate in Specialized Business Degree from McCann School of Business & Technology, you'll be ready for a new career path in Criminal Justice. Want to get started? Call us at 866.865.8065 or click here to request 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 June 29, 2015).
Note: This program is not intended to meet state requirements for a law enforcement officer or police officer.