Tony Perriello, J.D., Program Director, Associate Professor
Phone: (802) 651-5989
Organizations like the FBI, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are always looking for well-educated, highly skilled employees. Likewise, state and federal policing forces as well as correction, legal and security entities need a constant influx of individuals with the dedication and integrity to do a hard job well.
With security now a major focus at all levels of government, a Criminal Justice degree from Champlain College delivers the right education at the right time: 100% of the graduates of the class of 2017 are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation, and of those employed, 82% of them are working in jobs relevant to their career goals. Our students have gone on to jobs in U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Vermont state and local police departments, Vermont Department of Corrections, as well as a variety of human services agencies and state and local community restorative justice organizations with the skills they gained during their time at Champlain.
In addition to the extensive career-focused programs and support offered College-wide, each of Champlain's career-focused majors features learning opportunities and programs that help our students create highly marketable résumés.
Champlain's Career Collaborative team surveys alumni six months after graduation to find out how job searches are going. The college-wide results below are based on an outstanding 89% response rate—significantly higher than most post-graduation college surveys.
Our graduates are thriving; their Champlain education prepared them with real-world experience that sets them apart in their field.