Criminal Justice: Institutional Corrections

In just two years, you can be ready for a career in corrections administration.

Within the field of criminal justice, there’s a growing need for corrections administration professionals. Monroe Community College’s criminal justice: corrections administration associate degree program is ready to prepare you to compete for the best jobs.

MCC’s criminal justice: corrections administration A.A.S. program was created under the guidance of a county-wide advisory board and maintains MCC’s high standard of education and training in the criminal justice field. In addition to learning current practices in corrections administration, you’ll receive a well-rounded liberal arts curriculum that fosters strong communication skills and understanding of criminology and human behavior. This associate degree program will provide a significant advantage when it comes to advancing to a supervisory position.

Get Real-World Criminal Justice Experience While Still a Student

The corrections administration option of the criminal justice program emphasizes correctional theory, law and procedure, as well as applied social and behavioral science. You’ll take such subjects as:

  • Criminology
  • Behavior modification
  • Institution procedures
  • Community-based corrections
  • Legal aspects of corrections

In addition to coursework, you’ll apply what you learn through an internship, enabling you to get workplace experience under the supervision of professionals in the criminal justice field.

Upon graduation, you may start out at one of these jobs:

  • Corrections officer
  • Jailer
  • First-line supervisor of correctional officers

You will have options to work at federal, state, and county correctional facilities and national security detention centers, in this region and beyond. All positions require that you meet standard physical and moral standards, while some positions require passing a civil service exam for employment.

To find out more about the criminal justice: corrections administration A.A.S. from Monroe Community College, contact the admissions office at admissions@monroecc.edu or (585) 292-2200.


CRIMINAL JUSTICE: INSTITUTIONAL CORRECTIONS

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department:Law/Criminal Justice

School(s): Community Engagement & Development

CIP Code: 43.0102
MCC Program Code: CJ02
NYSED Code (DCC): 87442

75% or more of this program can be completed online.

Description
The Institutional Corrections option of the Criminal Justice Program is designed to meet the needs of individuals interested in pursuing a career in corrections. It emphasizes correctional theory, law and procedure, as well as applied social and behavioral science. Graduates may qualify for employment at federal, state, and county correctional facilities as correctional officers or supervisors, provided they meet standard physical and moral standards. These positions may also require graduates to pass a qualifying civil service exam for employment. This program includes an internship component.

Readmitted students who have not attended for 3 years (6 semesters) will be readmitted under the current program requirements.
(Housed in the Law and Criminal Justice Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Describe the structure and functions of the law enforcement component of the criminal justice system.
2) Describe the structure and functions of the courts component of the criminal justice system.
3) Describe the structure and functions of the corrections component of the criminal justice system.
4) Explain post-conviction options in the corrections system.
5) Explain the impact of various correctional philosophies in the corrections system.
6) Explain the interactions of law enforcement courts corrections and the community in addressing crime in society.
7) Explain core principles of law and justice as they apply to the roles of citizen and criminal justice professional.
8) Apply the appropriate principles of law and justice to situations that are encountered in the criminal justice professions.
9) Identify appropriate responses to ethical issues encountered in the criminal justice professions.
10) Identify criminal justice career options and their required qualifications.
11) Develop career-related competencies through workplace experience.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC).

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3-4
CRJ 170 Introduction of Corrections 3
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRJ 103 Constitutional Law and Rights of People3
Total15-16
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
PSY 100 Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships OR
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology***
3
CRJ 171 Legal Aspects of Corrections 3
CRJ 172 Institutional Procedures and Treatment of Inmates 3
POS 102 American National Government OR HSM103 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives On Terrorism and Homeland Security 3
CRJ 204 Juvenile Justice 3
PEJ 101 Physical Fitness I - Criminal Justice 2
Total17
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
MTH 130 Modern Business Mathematics or higher****3
CRJ 217 Community Based Corrections 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE**3
LITERATURE ELECTIVE* 3
Total15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
SOC 203 Criminology3
CRJ 211 Community Values and the Administration of Justice3
CRJ 121 Criminal Justice Education Internship I 3
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ELECTIVE+3
ELECTIVE3
Total15
TOTAL CREDITS62-63

* ENG 105 recommended.
** SPC 141, SPC 142 or SPC 144 recommended.
*** PSY 101 highly recommended if student intends to transfer to a four-year college.
**** MTH 160 highly recommended (note prerequisites).
+ CRJ 102, CRJ 104, 105, 201, 203, 207, 209; LAW 101, 110.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Students with a TRS 200 placement must register for specific CRJ/TRS Learning Community sections: CRJ 101, CRJ 103, TRS 200 and COS 101 if not previously taken. Students with a TRS 105 placement must register for specific CRJ/TRS Learning Community sections: CRJ 101, CRJ 103, TRS 105 and COS 101 if not previously completed.
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