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Associate Degree Programs

Associate Degree Program Descriptions

Business Management

The Business Management program provides a strong foundation of the basic principles of general business, and prepares students to develop the skills needed for entry-level management positions or transfer to a four-year institution. The program includes computer systems, marketing, management, accounting, business law, finance, and economics.  Students who choose this degree program will learn specific technical skills and will experience the “real world” of business through internships that prepare them for successful professional careers.

Business Management Degree Program flyer 

Human Services

Students who study Human Services are dedicated to providing services to individuals and families in need of assistance to enhance their quality of life.  Generalists in Human Services receive core educational courses in the liberal arts, social sciences (sociology and psychology) and humanities. Students also learn a wide range of interventions and skills that can be adapted to specific populations in different service settings such as residential treatment facilities, correctional facilities, group homes, youth services agencies, mental health facilities, and substance abuse treatment programs.

Human Services Degree Program flyer 

Social & Human Service Assistants (Work Environment, Tasks and Skills, Pay, Job Openings, Occupational Outlook 2017)



Early Childhood Education

Based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards, the Early Childhood program  is prepares students to become high quality professionals who will display and understand the importance of professionalism, lifelong learning, developmentally appropriate practice, and culturally responsive awareness.  Students will be prepared to enter the field of childcare as assistant teachers or assistant group supervisors and may advance professionally to hold positions as lead teachers or group supervisors after two years in the field.

Early Childhood Education Degree Program flyer

Preschool Teachers (Work Environment, Tasks and Skills, Pay, Job Openings, Occupational Outlook 2016)

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program is for learners who are passionate about protecting and serving their community. It offers students a theoretical and practical framework for understanding and participating in law enforcement and related fields.  Students will gain a better understanding of criminology and law enforcement and obtain a thorough overview of the American justice system, criminal law, social science and more. This program will help prepare you for a career as a police officer, probation parole, security officer or corrections officer.

Criminal Justice Degree Program flyer 

Correctional Officers and Bailiffs (Work Environment, Tasks and Skills, Pay, Job Openings, Occupational Outlook 2016)


Transfer your credit to a Bachelor’s Degree program
Harcum College maintains articulation agreements with many local four year colleges and universities. An articulation agreement is a formal agreement that allows credits earned in specific programs at Harcum College to be accepted at another college or university. Students will receive a two-year degree from Harcum College and could be accepted with junior status at a four-year college in their chosen major.