Administration of Justice - Corrections Specialization

Employment as a corrections officer has become one of the most challenging occupations in public safety! Gone are the days of the turn-key prison guard. Today's world of corrections is rapidly changing and the changes are creating local, state and federal employment opportunities in a vast array of adult corrections settings: detention centers, half-way houses, treatment units, jails and prisons. The educational skills acquired in either the certificate in corrections (44 credits) or the Associate in Applied Science degree in Administration of Justice (68 credits) will mean a higher starting salary and endless opportunities for advancement in any number of adult, youth, men's and women's correctional settings.

Program Outcomes

Curriculum Map

For more information consult the College Catalog.

First Semester

SDV

College Success Skills

1

ENG 111 

College Composition I 

3

SOC 200
or
SOC 201 

Principles of Sociology

Intro to Sociology I*

3

ADJ 100

Survey of Criminal Justice

3

ADJ 130

Introduction to Criminal Law

3

ADJ 140
 

Intro. to Corrections

3

     

Second Semester

NAS 105

Natural Science Topics for Modern Society or Other approved Lab or Math course **

3-4

ENG 112 

College Composition II 

3

SOC 202 

Introduction to Sociology II or Approved Sophomore Level Sociology

3

ADJ 131 

Legal Evidence

3

ADJ 227 

Constitutional Law for Justice Personnel

3

ADJ 145

Corrections & Community

3

     

Third Semester

PSY 200
or
PSY 201

Principles of Psychology

Intro. to Psychology

3

Elective

Non-ADJ Elective

3

SPA 103
or
SPA

Basic Spoken Spanish

1Approved Spanish Course

3

SOC 235

Juvenile Delinquency

3

PSY 215

Abnormal Psychology

3

     

Fourth Semester

HUM 165 
or
CST 100

Controversial Issues in American Society

Principles of Public Speaking

3

 

Approved Computer Elective***

3

ADJ 296

Internship

3

SOC 236

Criminology

3

ADJ 215

Report Writing

3

PED/HLT

Approved Wellness Elective

3

     

Total Minimum Credits for the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Administration of Justice

67-68

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