Do you crave a challenge? Are you interested in the way we learn, evolve, or behave? Do you like to care for others, solve problems, work in a team, and help people improve their lives?  If you feel a call to help others, TBCC offers education towards careers in criminal justice, education, psychology, and corrections.

Job TitleMinimum EducationMedian Annual Wage
Security guardon the job training/certificate$28,690
Police and sheriff’s patrol officersassociates degree; DPSST training$63,210
Elementary school teacherbachelor's degree$53,640
Middle school teacherbachelor's degree$58,380
Psychologistbachelor's degree$84,290
Correctional OfficerCertificate/associates degree; DPSST training$51,470
Probation and Parole Officersbachelor's degree; certification$59,580
Detective/Criminal InvestigatorAssociates degree; bachelor's degree$91,180
Correctional Officers Supervisorbachelor's degree$80,540
School and Career Counselorbachelor's degree$49,990
Mental Health Servicesbachelor's degree$47,150
Social Workerbachelor's degree$55,480
Child welfare Counselorbachelor's degree$56,410
Social and Human Service Assistantbachelor's degree$38,950

Choosing the education program has been one of the best choices I have made. When I made the choice to continue my education I was scared because I felt I would struggle to be successful. It had been 11 years since I graduated high school, and I also had 3 sons to take care of. TBCC has offered me so much support. As a first-generation student, TBCC has helped me tackle as many of the educational, financial, social, and personal challenges that I have had come up.”

Doris F., TBCC Student

To learn how to get started in one of these degree paths, contact a Career Education Advisor or call 503.842.8222 ext. 1100