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NCC's Criminal Justice Program Named #11 in the Nation

NCC's online associate degree in criminal justice #11 in the nation

Katherine Noll,

Jack Spirk (left) and Vertel Martin has named Northampton Community College's online associate degree in criminal justice #11 in the nation. Rankings are determined by academic quality, online offerings, cost and student aid offered.

"There's a lot more to learning than just books. That's why we include a heavy dose of real world perspective in our program," said Professor of Criminal Justice John F. Spirk Jr., JD.  

As a district attorney and deputy attorney general, Professor Spirk knows the law. As a professor, he finds nothing more satisfying than "when my students have just applied topics learned to some event in the headlines."  

Professor Vertel Martin served for over 22 years in law enforcement with the City of New York. While teaching, she employs the keys of "communication, cooperation, and exchange of information and intelligence, along with courtesy, professionalism and respect."

The two professors bring a real world "Law & Order" perspective to the criminal justice program at NCC.   Learn more about this dynamic duo and  NCC's criminal justice program at