Upholding the Law and Serving the People

When you enter the Criminal Justice program at Berks Technical Institute, you will learn how to help your community by working in the Criminal Justice and Legal system. Depending on your chosen career path, you will gain experience how lawyers prosecute and defend legal cases, legal research, processing a crime scene, including properly collecting and processing evidence in our CSI Lab.

You will also learn preventative security measures so people feel safer in their homes and at work. By helping others feel safe, you provide a valuable service to the community. You will be able to serve people in several different capacities.

Our career-focused Legal and Protective Service courses will jumpstart your career as a Paralegal, Corrections Officer or Court Clerk. Our Criminal Justice externship course will even give you the opportunity to train for and begin a career in the police force. No matter what your interests are, BTI will provide you with the training and support needed to develop a successful career.


  • Join the Criminal Justice Club for valuable opportunities. 
    BTI's Criminal Justice Program program has an active student organization to encourage involvement on campus and in the community. Previous events include visiting schools to discuss safety matters and networking events.
  • Learn from instructors who are passionate about the field. 
    Our program instructors have experience in the criminal justice field. Their past experience enables them to share the valuable knowledge they learned on the job that you won't find in textbooks.
  • Take classes at the best time for you. 
    Our programs are available year-round, so you can complete your program when it's best for you. We also offer evening courses to accommodate those who work and have parenting schedules.
  • Participate in exciting externships. 
    Externships give you the chance to learn about daily life in your chosen field. Criminal Justice students have the opportunity to complete an externship at police stations, attorneys' offices and more in the Wyomissing, Reading and surrounding Pennsylvania area.