Contact the program manager at
813.253.7787 or go to
yborcampus/cjt for details.
Crime Scene Certificate
28 credit hours
Receive training in crime scene forensics.
Criminal Justice Technology Specialist
24 credit hours
This certificate provides specialized
training in the operations of criminal
justice organizations.
AS Fire Science Technology
These degrees can qualify you to be a
fire science technician, fire officer, fire
safety inspector, building inspector or
fire insurance salesperson. Contact the
program manager at 813.253.7779 or
for details.
Executive Fire Officer Advanced
Technical Certificate
30 Credit Hours
You must possess a current Certificate
of Compliance/Completion from the
public service
Florida State Bureau of Fire Standards
and hold an AS degree in fire science
technology or emergency medical ser-
vices to be admitted into this program.
In addition, you should have completed
FFP 1710, FFP 1810, FFP 2700, FFP 2740,
FFP 2811 and FFP 2401.
AS Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting
Under the supervision of an attorney,
a paralegal or legal assistant conducts
research, prepares routine legal docu-
ments, analyzes information, interviews
clients and helps manage the office.
Contact the program manager at 813.
253.7753 or email
Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting
Advanced Technical Certificate
21 Credit Hours
If you already hold a bachelor’s or higher
degree, this certificate will prepare you
for work in a law office, corporation or
government agency. Qualify to sit for the
Certified Legal Assistant Exam sponsored
by the National Association for Legal
Work for the Greater Good.
career pathways 4.0
hillsborough community college
See page 45 for additional training opportunities in public service.
Public service is an honorable pursuit,
especially for those who have an interest
in serving others. Many career paths in
this area offer exciting work environments
and interesting cases that require
dedication, skill and attention to detail.
Public Service Wages
Crime Scene Forensics $24.79
Detective/Criminal Investigator $20.61
Fire Inspector/Investigator $25.11
Paralegal/Legal Assistant $22.44
AS Criminology and Criminal Justice
Prepare to work in corrections, juvenile
justice, investigations, private security,
homeland security and crime scene
investigations. With this degree, you can
transfer to a college or university as a
junior and seek a bachelor’s degree.
Graduates of a police or corrections
academy may receive college credit
hours toward this degree. Credits for the
following certificates link to this degree.
100 percent of the
students who complete
the HCC Fire Academy
program go on to
pass state certification
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