Criminal Justice

Learn the skills necessary to get your start in the field of Criminal Justice.  By earning your ASB degree in Criminal Justice at South Hills you are taught the skills necessary to get your start in law enforcement, corrections, or justice advocacy.

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Criminal Justice

Learn the skills necessary to get your start in the field of Criminal Justice.  By earning your ASB degree in Criminal Justice at South Hills you are taught the skills necessary to get your start in law enforcement, corrections, or justice advocacy.

Criminal Justice

Two-Year Associate in Specialized Business (ASB) Degree Program

Available at the State College Main Campus

Individuals interested in careers in law enforcement, corrections, or justice advocacy will learn the skills to launch their career in this exciting field. The hands-on curriculum combines theory with practice and application. Students will be taught an understanding of the criminal justice system and the socio-economic factors which impact the field. Students will gain experience with investigative techniques, basic security skills, and criminal justice process and procedures for Pennsylvania.

In addition to being taught the skills to work in the field of criminal justice, South Hills real-world internships can help give you the leg up on the competition by allowing you to practice the skills you learn in class. In as few as two years, you can earn your Associate in Specialized Business degree and be on the road to a successful career.

Your career starts here, at South Hills School of Business & Technology. Learn more today about the opportunities open to you!

So Why South Hills Criminal Justice Program?

A diverse group of students

Financial Aid Available to Those who Qualify!

Investing in your education is an investment in your future. South Hills is committed to helping you take advantage of the many financial aid options available to you.

Most eligible full- and half-time students seeking degrees are eligible for financial aid. To apply for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form; our school code (OPE ID) is 013263. South Hills offers to all its enrolling students full-service financial aid appointments to assist you every step of the way through the financial aid process. 

Hear From Our Graduates

“I went to another school before I went to South hills. I was there for a few years, bouncing from major to major. I didn’t really know exactly what I wanted to do.

After that I was working three different jobs .I had no free time. . I knew I needed to make a change.

I decided to try South Hills because I had a lot of friends that went here, and they  all had positive experiences. They  talked about the faculty and the other students, and just how great their time here was , it really sounded like a place I wanted to experience.

What surprised me when I came to South Hills most was the faculty  as far as the experience that they all had. There were people from corrections, people from law enforcement, and people who had taught previously at other universities. It was a much broader spectrum in the criminal justice program than I expected it to be.

It’s (South Hills) college level curriculum. It is as difficult, if not more difficult in some aspects, than other schools I’ve gone to, because they don’t really branch into the elective classes. Everything we took was for a purpose.

If I had to talk to somebody who was thinking about coming to South Hills about this program, the biggest part was the family that we became by the end of that second year. When we started off, I knew nobody in that class. It only took,  a few days to make some friends, and then by the end of that second year we were a tight-knit family. It’s just the bond that I formed with a lot of the people in that class I had never felt anywhere else.”

-Josh Brown

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Leo Cleveland - Criminal Justice Graduate

“In my role as a Pennsylvania State Trooper, I recognize the importance of education. I acquired the skills necessary to succeed in the Criminal Justice field through the South Hills Criminal Justice Program. The program strengthened my resume, gave me confidence, and friends with like-minded interests. I strongly recommend this program to anyone who is considering it, as my career in public service has proved to be more rewarding than I could have ever imagined.”

Bry Metz - Criminal Justice Graduate

“I was looking for a career opportunity in a field where I could challenge myself every day.  Corrections affords you the chance to work with people at one of the lowest points in their lives and yet possibly still help them recognize that they can write a new chapter in their unfinished life. My South Hills Specialized Associates Degree gave me the foundation and the experience that I needed to get started in this great career path. Thanks South Hills!”

 

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South Hills School of Business & Technology offers a wide variety of Specialized Associate Degrees, Diploma Programs and Individual courses aimed at training people to enter the workforce well prepared.  We have been teaching people and improving lives for more than 50 years.  Take a look at all that South Hills has to offer you!

Start Your Journey Today!

Fill in the form below to receive more information about the opportunities for you at South Hills School of Business and Technology.  An Admissions Representative will contact you to help answer all your questions.

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