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Criminal Justice - Corrections

Program Description

This program offers core and selective courses which provide the student with a base of knowledge and proficiencies in the area of corrections. The program operates with the cooperation and participation of local corrections agencies. All instructors in the program have experience in the corrections field. Courses are scheduled both day and evening to accommodate full-time or part-time students seeking to acquire or upgrade skills in the corrections field.


Your education and training will help make you eligible to fill the large and continuing demand for skilled and professionally-oriented law enforcement officers in local, state and federal agencies, and in private business. Experienced officers may be promoted to full positions as supervisors, investigators and administrators.

Your New Skills

You will survey law enforcement and criminal justice from historical and contemporary perspectives and review career opportunities. You will examine the structure of criminal law through a broad range of legal concepts and legal research and by inspecting the most frequently used sections of criminal codes. You will learn types of evidence used in criminal cases and rules concerning admissibility of evidence in court. You will be shown the fundamentals of investigation--collection, identification, and preservation of evidence, use of scientific aids, techniques of interviewing witnesses and techniques for the investigation of specific crimes. You will learn the theory of techniques of beat patrol, accident investigation and traffic law enforcement. You will learn the philosophy of juvenile treatment as well as laws and procedures used in police work with juveniles. You will develop an understanding of the philosophy of the use of restrained police control methods, both in the martial arts and in the moral, legal and practical use of firearms.

Go to your catalog to find the requirements to achieve the:

  • Associate in Science Degree
  • Certificate of Achievement