Do you have an interest in an entry-level job in law enforcement? Are you looking to begin your career in the near future? Our Police Science program can be your stepping stone to a fulfilling career in law enforcement.
What can I do with this in the workforce?
Upon completion of our Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in police science, you’ll be prepared for the workforce or to continue your education in police science. After graduating from our Police Science program, you’ll be ready for local or national employment. Graduates of our program have become:
What is the average salary?
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What is HACC’s program like?
Our program provides practical training in our criminalistics laboratory, one of the best-equipped crime laboratories in Pennsylvania. You’ll receive hands-on experience in:
Over the two years, you will:
You may need to submit an ACT 34 Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check before you enroll in our program, begin your field experience, take a qualifying police test or seek employment. If you have any questions about the ACT 34 Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check requirement, please contact the social science department chair LaShana Stokes.
What classes will I take?
Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?
Yes! Although our program is designed to lead you directly into the workforce, transfer opportunities do exist that allow you to transfer your credits to a four-year institution. Conveniently YOURS, our programs are designed to be flexible enough to transfer to a wide variety of four-year colleges and universities with no loss of credit. However, each individual college has its own unique program. We encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so you can take the proper classes at HACC.
Browse our various transfer options for Police Science students below:
Where can I complete this program?
You can complete the entire Police Science program at our Harrisburg Campus.
Does HACC offer scholarships?
Thanks to the HACC Foundation, you can apply for approximately 200 scholarships to help you meet your academic goals. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships to learn how to apply.
When can I apply?
We offer classes in the spring, summer and fall. You can apply anytime on our website. Please submit your application online using the specific program code 6806. This code ensures you’re applying for the correct program.
How can I learn more?
If you want to pursue the honorable profession of law enforcement, we want to help you achieve YOUR goals at HACC. To learn more about our Police Science program, please contact an admissions counselor or the interim department chair, Mark Nelson, to request more information today.