Joshua GoLiber graduated in 2017 with his Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice and now works as a corrections officer. He initially attended a four year school, but decided to attend Mount Wachusett Community College’s Criminal Justice program to move quickly into his career.
“Compared to a private school, I felt I had more of a connection at the Mount. I was closer to the professors, smaller class sizes, it’s kind of like a hidden gem,” said Joshua.
The MWCC Criminal Justice program provides students with academic preparation for career entry, transfer to four year institutions and lifelong learning through Many area public safety professionals, including police officers, corrections officers, and federal criminal justice employees get their start at MWCC. In the program, students can select a law enforcement concentration or a corrections concentration.
“After I graduated, I immediately joined the workforce. I got a job as a Corrections Officer which is totally perfect for what I went to school for. My education at the Mount definitely helped, and the connections that I made there also helped me get my job,” Joshua said. “I would advise anyone who’s considering or debating taking Criminal Justice courses at the Mount to absolutely go for it. I feel the most rewarding career out there, working for law enforcement, is not an easy job, but at the end of the day, I feel that I’m helping people.”