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Public Service & Law
Those looking to make the world a better place often turn to careers in public service. Today’s public sector not only includes government, but also education, consulting, nonprofits and non-governmental agencies. The career choices are wide-ranging, offering good benefits and job security. Professions include public officials, paralegals, police officers, firefighters, parole and probation officers, counselors and crisis managers, child development specialists, teacher’s aides, and more.
Types of Jobs
Community Interpreter, Corrections Officer/Supervisor, Counselor, Crisis Management Specialist, Emergency Medical Technician, Firefighter, Homeland Security Specialist, Legal Interpreter, Paralegal, Parole Officer, Police Officer, Probation Officer, Public Administrator, Security Guard/Supervisor, Violence Prevention Specialist

CP CA AA AS College
Administration of Justice x x AS-T Merritt
Fire Science x Merritt
Legal & Community Interpreting x Laney
Paralegal Studies x x Merritt
Pathway to Law School* x COA Merritt
Public Administration x COA
Violence Prevention x COA
* not a CTE program





COA, Laney, Merritt

  • Career Technical Education

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  • Since 1964, the Peralta Community College District - comprised of Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College - has served the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont by providing 25,000 students each semester with a range of educational programs and life-long learning opportunities.