Learn how to pursue a job in criminal justice at career fair

Housatonic Community College will hold a criminal justice and public safety career fair Wednesday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Beacon Hall events center at its downtown Bridgeport campus, 900 Lafayette Blvd. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is designed to expose students to various career options and highlight the importance of higher education for those who enter the criminal justice field. Representatives from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and four-year colleges will be on hand to provide recruitment information.

A panel discussion on first responder and disaster response teams will be held at 10 a.m. The panel will include representatives of the FBI and the Connecticut State Police.

Criminal Justice majors from other colleges also are invited to attend the event.

Degree and certificate programs offered

Housatonic offers an associate degree and three certificate programs in this field. Certificate programs are offered in corrections, criminal investigation, and police management and administration.

Courses are transferable to four-year colleges and universities having programs in criminal justice, public administration, and social sciences. In addition, the college has automatic transfer agreements with four-year colleges such as Sacred Heart University and the University of New Haven that offers automatic acceptance to criminal justice students who meet specified criteria.

Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.