Criminal Justice: Corrections Administration

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program
75% or more of this program can be completed online.

The Corrections Administration 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.

(Housed in the Law and Criminal Justice Department)

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3-4
POS 120 American National Government OR
POS 207 Urban Political Process OR
POS 230 Civil Liberties-US
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
LITERATURE ELECTIVE*3
CRJ 104 Criminal Law 3
CRJ 170 Introduction to Corrections3
CRJ 204 Juvenile Justice3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION2
Total17
THIRD SEMESTER: 18-19 Credit Hours
MTH 130 Modern Business Mathematics (or higher)****3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE**3
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology3
CRJ 105 Criminal Procedure Law3
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ELECTIVE+ OR
CRC 101 Practical Computer Literacy OR
CRC 125 Microsoft Office
3-4
CRJ 171 Legal Aspects of Corrections OR
CRJ 217 Community Based Corrections
3
Total18-19
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-17 Credit Hours
SOC 203 Criminology3
CRJ 211 Community Values and the Administration of Justice3
CRJ 121 Criminal Justice Education Internship I OR
CRJ 222 Criminal Justice Education Internship II
3-4
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ELECTIVE+3
ELECTIVE3-4
Total15-17
TOTAL CREDITS65-69

* ENG 105 recommended.
** SPC 141 or SPC 144 highly recommended.
*** PSY 101 highly recommended if student intends to transfer to a four-year college.
**** MTH 160 highly recommended (note prerequisites).
+ CRJ 171, 172, 201, 207, 208, 209, 217; LAW 101, 110.
++ PEJ 101 highly recommended for corrections officer careers; PEC 148 recommended for others.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Students with a TRS 103 placement must successfully complete TRS 103 with a grade of C or better while taking LAW 101 and COS 101. Students with a TRS 105 placement must register for the CRJ Learning Community: CRJ 101, CRJ 103, TRS 105 and COS 101 if not previously completed.
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