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.

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

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
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
3
CRJ 103 Constitutional Law and Rights of People
3
CRJ 170 Introduction of Corrections
3
GEG 130 Digital Earth
3
First Semester Total:
15
SECOND SEMESTER
CRJ 171 Legal Aspects of Corrections
3
CRJ 172 Institutional Procedures and Treatment of Inmates
3
CRJ 204 Juvenile Justice
3
HSM 103 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Terrorism and Homeland Security OR
POS 102 American National Government
3
PSY 100 Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships OR
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology*
3
PEJ 101 Physical Fitness I - Criminal Justice
2
Second Semester Total:
17
THIRD SEMESTER
MTH 130 Modern Business Mathematics OR higher**
3
CRJ 217 Community Based Corrections
3
ENG 109 Detective Fiction OR
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication OR
SPC 144 Communication and Crisis
3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
3
PHL 250 - Professional Ethics
3
Third Semester Total:
15
FOURTH SEMESTER
CRJ 121 Criminal Justice Education Internship I
3
CRJ 211 Community Values and the Administration of Justice
3
SOC 203 Criminology
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE#
3
OPEN ELECTIVE
1-3
Fourth Semester Total:
13-15
TOTAL CREDITS:
60-62
* PSY 101 highly recommended if student intends to transfer to a four-year college.
** MTH 160 highly recommended (note prerequisites); selected MTH course must satisfy MCC-QL.
#Choose from: CRJ 102, 104, 105, 201, 203, 207, 209; LAW 101, 110.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: 
- Students with TRS 105 placement must register for the CRJ Learning Community: CRJ 101, CRJ 103, TRS 105 and COS 101, if not previously completed.
- Students with TRS 200 placement must register for the CRJ Learning Community: CRJ 101, CRJ 103, TRS 200 and COS 101, if not previously completed.

Revised: 7/27/2018
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