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Criminal Justice and
First Response

Closer than you think!
Program offered at:
Altoona | Lancaster
Program length:   months
Total credits:        credits
Graduates earn  
» 53% State prisons
» 40% Regional jails
» 7% Federal penitentiaries
  • Security Guards guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules
  • Employment of security guards in Pennsylvania is expected to grow

Criminal Justice and First Response Program Overview

The exciting and essential criminal justice and first response field offers many career paths. From Emergency Medical Technicians responding to traffic accidents to the Juvenile corrections officer working in shelters or treatment centers, criminal justice personnel are vital to our everyday quality of life.

A career in criminal justice can provide a variety of employment settings. Many work for corporate security companies protecting and patrolling businesses and events. Additional career opportunities might include correctional officers, probation and parole officers, and police operations.

A day in the life of criminal justice professionals could involve tasks ranging from report writing, processing a crime scene, participating in criminal investigations and performing aggression management techniques.

With training from YTI you could be ready for employment in the field of Criminal Justice in as few as 21 months.

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Why is accreditation important?

YTI Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. When you attend an ACCSC-accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality.

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YTI has Advisory Boards comprising local business professionals that provide valuable input to ensure that our training and program curricula match industry needs.


  1. Center for Workforce Information & Analysis, Pennsylvania Occupational Outlook Handbook, Correctional Officers, on the Internet at (visited February 14, 2013).
  2. CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Security Guards Occupation Profile, on the Internet at (visited February 14, 2013).


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