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CCBC's Student Newsletter DECEMBER 2016

Issue 4

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Titan top story Thank you to everyone who participated in the march of Dimes Awareness Campaign!

Campus Shotouts:

A Literary Project Makes Way for an Opportunity to Help Those in Need

Photo of the Month:

Professor doug Lauffer’s class participating in SGA’s Holiday Selfie Event.

Calendar of Events:

Make sure to check out the calendar so you don’t miss any campus happenings!

Career Corner:

The 10 Most Popular Jobs for Criminal Justice Degree Holders.

Need a Tutor?:

Check out the tutoring calendar to finish our your semester strong!

Policy on Nondiscrimination Community College of Beaver County does not discriminate in admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, qualifying disability, veteran’s status, age, or national origin.

campus Shoutouts A Literary Project Makes Way for an Opportunity to Help Those in Need In an English composition class for CCBC’s fall semester, four students took part in a group project, giving a presentation on A&P, a literary work by John Updike. Ethan Kron, Sierra Miller, Caleb Hart, and Dylan Rankin, took part in creating an hour presentation including activities and criticisms on the writing piece. In the planning process of the project, this group came up with the idea of a grocery bagging contest to correlate with the story’s setting in a 1960s grocerystore. From this activity blossomed the idea to hold

a food drive to bring in groceries for the contest, and then these items would be donated. The group contacted the Salvation Army food bank in Beaver Falls and discovered they could use food donation as well as personal items. The plan was put in motion to hold a contest. The group began talking to local businesses to donate gift cards or gift basket as prize incentives for the contest. Six businesses from three different townships and boroughs partnered with the project donating over $70 worth of certificates, gift cards, and merchandise. Because of the contest, the team was able to collect and donate a plethora of items, varying from Axe body spray to canned food goods. These were passed on to the

food bank in Beaver Falls. The sponsoring businesses include: Kretchmar’s Bakery, Starbucks,

Pizza Joe’s in Beaver; Applebee’s and Subway in Chippewa; and Steak N’ Shake in Monaca.

From left to right: Caleb Hart, Ethan Kron, Dylan Rankin, and Sierra Miller


Monday, August 15th - Friday, August 19th, 2016 Hours: Monday – Friday 9am-11am, 2:30pm-4pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30pm-6pm Monday, August 29th- Friday, September 2, Hours: Monday – Friday 10 am-noon, 2pm-4pm Evening Hours: Thursday 4:30pm-6pm Monday, November 28th, 2016- Friday, December 2nd Hours: Monday – Friday 9am-11am, 2:30pm-4pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30pm-6pm

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Monday, January 9th-Thursday, January 12th, 2017 Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am-11am, 2:30pm-4pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30pm-6pm Monday, April 24th– Thursday, April 27th, 2017 Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am-11am, 2:30pm-4pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30pm-6pm

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Monday, May 8th- Thursday, May 11th, 2017 Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am-11am, 2:30pm-4pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30pm-6pm Monday, June 19th – Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am-11am, 2:30pm-4pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30pm-6pm *all other hours should be scheduled by personal appointment with Fran, call at 724/ 480-3462

PHOTO OF THE MONTH PHOTO OF THE MONTH Professor Doug Lauffer’s class participating in SGA’s Holiday Selfie Event

Calendar OF EVENTS December 5-8, 2016

January 9-12, 2017

SGA FREE Main Campus Finals Coffee House, 5:00-6:30 p.m., LRC lower level lobby

IDs, 9:00-11:00 a.m., 2:30-4:00 p.m.; Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:306:00 p.m.

December 7, 2016 SGA meeting, 12:35 p.m., SSC Conference Room

January 3-5, 2017

January 9, 12, 17 & 18, 2017 SGA Welcome Back, FREE evening snacks, 5:006:30 p.m., LRC lower level lobby

IDs, 9:00-11:00 a.m., 2:30-4:00 p.m.; Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:306:00 p.m.

January 11, 2017

January 9, 2017

January 11, 2017

SGA FREE ASC Welcome Back Picnic, noon – 1:30 p.m., ASC Student Lounge

SGA FREE Main Campus Welcome Back Picnic, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Titan Cafe

SGA meeting, 12:35 p.m., SSC Conference Room

career corner CAREER SERVICES CENTER Located in the Student Services Center Building – Upper Level


Hours: Monday – Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

• Career Services

Or call to schedule an appointment Erica Fox – 724-480-3413 Anne Farls – 724-480-3412

• Across from CCBC Bookstore • Across from President’s Office

DO YOU HAVE A CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEGREE? The Ten Most Popular Jobs for Criminal Justice Degree Holders By: Will Erstad (2016) When someone tells you they have a degree in criminal justice, you might naturally assume they’re working or plan to work as a police officer. But that’s a pretty big assumption. The truth is that a criminal justice degree can prepare you for a variety of jobs within the legal system, from a paralegal to a park ranger and everything in between. We did a little research to give you a better idea of the career paths that a criminal justice degree could offer you. We used real-time job analysis software to analyze nearly 20,000 job postings that required a criminal justice degree over the past year. The data helped us identify the 10 most popular criminal justice careers. Keep reading to discover the variety of opportunities available to criminal justice degree holders, along with a brief overview of the position and its earning potential.

A Breakdown of Criminal Justice Dregree Jobs: 1. Security Guard • Duties: Security guards are responsible for the monitoring and maintaining of a facility’s security. Additionally, they are tasked with writing reports of daily activities or irregularities and working with public safety officials in the event of an emergency. • Why it made the list: If a building houses something valuable, odds are you’ll find at least a few security guards patrolling the area. While many security guard positions don’t require a degree, criminal justice degree holders should be able to flourish in these roles and work their way toward higher level managerial security positions.

• 2014 median salary: $24,410 2. Park Naturalist • Duties: Park naturalists provide visitors services like explaining regulations, answering questions and providing information about the park. They also perform emergency duties to protect human life, government property and natural features of the park. • Why it made the list: Parks across the country need staff to help keep people safe when visiting, and criminal justice graduates are well-suited for the job. Their knowledge of patrol procedures, investigation and maintaining public safety makes this a natural fit. • 2014 median salary: $61,860 3. Private Detective or Investigator • Duties: Private detectives and investigators conduct investigative research on subjects (often involving fraud or legal misrepresentations.) They must document the information they’ve gathered and report on their findings to private individuals or businesses. • Why it made the list: Private investigators and detectives serve an important role in legal proceedings by bringing to light information that would be otherwise overlooked. Criminal justice graduates are well-versed in investigative techniques as well as criminal and privacy law, which makes them an ideal fit for this line of work. • 2014 median salary: $44,570 4. Probation Officer • Duties: Probation officers work with offenders to ensure they’re meeting the terms specified in their probation or parole agreements. This means they’re responsible for administering drug tests, interviewing and reporting on the progress of offenders and also assisting them in finding help for any mental health or substance abuse issues. • Why it made the list: Part correctional officer, part social worker; this position requires a strong knowledge of the

legal system and how to interact with offenders. • 2014 median salary: $49,060 5. Correctional Officer • Duties: Correctional officers work in prisons or jails and are responsible for monitoring inmates for dangerous activities, inspecting cells for contraband, weapons or security issues and maintaining the overall security of the facility. • Why it made the list: It may not be the most glamorous occupation, but jails and prisons need well-trained corrections officers to ensure both inmate and public safety are maintained. • 2014 median salary: $39,780 6. Police Patrol Officer • Duties: Police patrol officers are tasked with patrolling assigned areas, enforcement of local laws and ordinances, traffic regulation and crowd control for large events. • Why it made the list: This entry-level position is likely what you think of when someone says they’re earning their criminal justice degree. • 2014 median salary: $56,810 7. Security Manager • Duties: Security managers are responsible for not only maintaining the security of people, places or things but also the management of lower-level security personnel. This includes training new security officers and assuming a hands-on role in the planning and implementation of security standards, policies and procedures. • Why it made the list: The next step in a private security career, security managers need a strong understanding of criminal behavior and identifying security issues—which aligns very well with what is learned in a criminal justice degree program. • 2014 median salary: $105,0603 8. Corrections Officer Supervisor • Duties: Supervisors of corrections officers, like typical corrections officers, are tasked with the monitoring of inmates and maintaining order within a correctional facility. Additionally, they use their leadership and experience to direct the work of other correctional officers. • Why it made the list: The next step up from corrections officers, this position lends itself perfectly to those with a formal education in criminal justice.

an important role in the rehabilitation of offenders and the prevention of criminal behavior. Counselors with a background in criminal justice and an advanced degree in psychology are a great match for this profession. • 2014 median salary: $40,850 10. First-line Police Supervisor • Duties: The primary responsibility of first-line law enforcement supervisors is the coordination and supervision of subordinate officers during criminal investigations. • Why it made the list: These positions typically require multiple years of law enforcement experience and a solid educational background in criminal justice. • 2014 median salary: $80,930

Take the next step Now that you know earning a criminal justice degree isn’t a dead-end. The knowledge and hands-on training you’ll receive from a reputable program will prepare you for a variety of criminal justice careers. To get a taste of what you’ll be learning and how it will equip you for your dream criminal justice job, check out these 5 Can’t-Miss Criminal Justice Courses. 1 (analysis of 19,179 online job postings, Feb. 16, 2015 – Feb. 15, 2016) 2 Salary info came from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries and employment conditions in your area may vary. 3 Salary info for security managers reflects the DOL’s data for occupations under the “Managers, all other” category. Median salary & wage information for security specific management positions may vary. AUTHOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published in July 2013. It has since been updated to include information relevant to 2016.

RELATED ARTICLES: • 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About the Rasmussen College School of Justice Studies • Parole Officer vs. Probation Officer: Which One is Right for You?

• 2014 median salary: $57,970

• Why Become a Police Officer? 5 Reasons You Can’t Ignore

9. Mental Health Counselor

External links provided on are for reference only. Rasmussen College does not guarantee, approve, control, or specifically endorse the information or products available on websites linked to, and is not endorsed by website owners, authors and/or organizations referenced.

• Duties: Mental health counselors work in a variety of roles within the criminal justice system. Some may work with juveniles or offenders in diversionary programs. Others will work in correctional facilities as counselors who work to rehabilitate inmates and prepare them for life after incarceration. • Why it made the list: Mental health counselors play

To access links, go to: most-popular-jobs-criminal-justice-degree/

help is on the way CAMPUS LAB TUTORIAL SERVICES* AUGUST 22, 2016 – DECEMBER 8, 2016 SCHEDULE Tutor Center and Learning Lab are located in the upper level of the Learning Resources Center.

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Earn your Bachelor’s degree by transferring your Community College of Beaver County credits easily to Edinboro University. Our simple transfer process begins at, where you can verify accepted credits and be on your way to continuing your education in a number of top programs at EU. For more information or to apply today, call or visit us online.

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TARTAN TRANSFER DAYS Dec. 19 | 10 am or 1 pm | Academy Hall Visit the EU campus and get answers to all of your questions as a prospective transfer student. Register at


12:00-1:00 p.m.

(You can come at 12:35 for ½ hour of quiet, too!) Community Education Center, room 2301 Open to CCBC students, employees, and the Beaver County community - FOR BEGINNERS Be prepared to take off shoes at the door and sit on the floor if possible. Chairs will be provided as needed. Presented by Dr. Cynthia Marshall, Professor of English and Yoga

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Titan Talk December 2016  

The December Edition of CCBC's student publication, Titan Talk.