Criminal Justice College Credits

There are a number of options for earning college credits at CPAVTS. It is important that students work with the Admissions Office at the school they plan on attending. Our Student Services office will help to guide students through this process as well.


HACC Collegewide 2C 2Students are CPAVTS and HACC students at the same time. Students leave High School with a college transcript.

A HACC course is taught by CPAVTS instructors (HACC adjuct faculty) at CPAVTS. There is a cost for each credit students earn, though it is greatly reduced from HACC's already low tuition cost.

These courses are part of the normal curriculum during for Level 3 students and the course is delivered during the normal Program time. Particicipation is optional for students but highly recommended. These HACC credits can be used at many other schools across the state either as elective credits or towards a certification or degree. Note: Course offerings for Criminal Justice students change each year. Students are also required to take the Accuplace exam in early fall before taking spring courses.




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All CPAVTS programs are approved by the Department of Education. Because of this, the following list of colleges have agreed to give CPAVTS students credit for the following courses when students enroll and meet the following requirements:

  1. 1.  Graduate from high school. 
  2. 2.  Earn a 2.5 GPA in the courses in your program area. 
  3. 3.  Earn a score of “Advanced” or “Competent” on the NOCTI exam.  
  4. 4.  Successfully complete all tasks on the Program of Study task list.

Harrisburg Area Community College

CJ 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 104 - Police Operations
CJ 212 - Criminal Law and Procedure

Reading Area Community College

LAW 135 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
LAW 140 - Criminal Law
LAW 150 - Legal Procedures

Westmoreland County Community College

CRJ 155 - Introduction to Criminal Justice 
CRJ 160 - Criminal Law I
CRJ 163 - Criminal Procedure 

Lackawanna College

CJS 125 - Introduction to Search and Seizure
CJS 205 - Police Operations
CJS 215 - Preliminary Law Enforcement/Criminal Investigation



NOCTI / NCCRS: By scoring at or above 70% on an approved NOCTI Test, students may earn articulated credit at many institutions. Click Here for more information and to see lists of participating school.