Corrections

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

 

 

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

ADJ 100

Survey of Criminal Justice

3

SOC 200

Principles of Sociology

3

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

Second Semester

 

 

ADJ 130

Introduction to Criminal Law

3

SOC 235

Juvenile Delinquency

3

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

SOC 215
     OR
SOC 268

Sociology of the Family
              Or
Social Problems

3

Third Semester

 

 

ADJ 140

Introduction to Corrections

3

PSY 200

Principles of Psychology

3

ITE 115

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

Fourth Semester

 

 

ADJ 227

Constitutional Law

3

ADJ 145

Corrections and the Community

3

SOC 236

Criminology

3

HLT 116

Personal Wellness

3

Total Minimum Credits for Certificate in Corrections

43

(Student Worksheet)


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