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Corrections Certificate

Liberal Studies – Corrections Certificate

This certificate prepares students for entry level positions in the correctional field. It also provides a foundation for the Liberal Studies – Criminal Justice Emphasis Associates of Arts.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the corrections certificate students will be able to:

  • Describe key developments in the history of corrections
  • Discuss the philosophical or theoretical bases for various developments in corrections
  • Explain the structures and functions of the three-part criminal justice system
    (enforcement, judicial, corrections)
  • Explain the systems and processes within a corrections facility
  • Relate sentencing options to various corrections settings
  • Describe the application of key laws and constitutional principles to corrections
  • Discuss methods for addressing challenges in corrections such as contraband, manipulative offenders, or dangers to inmates or employees

Certificate Requirements

CJ110 Introduction to Criminal Justice (4 Credits)

CJ220 Introduction to Corrections (4 Credits)

CJ221 Roles of the Corrections Client (4 Credits)

Electives (Choose any CJ course) (4 Credits)

Total Credits Required 16

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