If a service-oriented career appeals to you, explore the many fast-growing career fields including education, law enforcement and law. Many of the jobs are in the public sector working for federal, state or local government.

Child Development

Child development professionals impact children's lives forever. Few career fields offer so many job opportunities in such a variety of settings. This profession requires patience, good judgment, strength of character, confidence, compassion, sense of humor, commitment and maturity. 

Criminal Justice

This program is designed to prepare students for stable, rewarding careers in law enforcement, corrections, investigative services or other protective service fields at the local, state or federal level. Those who enjoy serving the community through protection, investigating criminal offenses and capturing and monitoring those who commit crimes are constantly needed to fill positions in these professions.

Fire Service Administration

This degree provides fire fighters basic fire science skills, along coursework in emergency management, business and academic areas to move them forward into advanced positions within a fire department. 

Homeland Security and Emergency Management

The challenges of preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery from disasters and threats to our national security are endless. Upon completion of the Homeland Security and Emergency Management program, students will be well-rounded and educated assets to any organization they serve.


Are you interested in a career in fitness, athletic training or coaching? Then a kinesiology degree may be for you!


The legal field is desperate for properly trained, intelligent and enthusiastic persons of the highest ethical caliber. Programs prepare students for a career as a legal assistant and is also an ideal choice for students considering law school.

Police Academy

The Central Texas College Law Enforcement Academy is designed to prepare students to meet the basic requirements of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) to be a peace officer in Texas. It provides up-to-date training, state-of-the-art facilities and dedicated instructors and staff to prepare students for an exciting, demanding and fulfilling career in law enforcement.


Complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree with smaller class sizes and lower tuition rates. The demand for teachers is high and starting salaries are above average.