Criminal Justice: Corrections Administration

Certificate Program
50% or more of this program can be completed online.

The certificate program in Corrections Administration is offered for in-service officers, as well as students who wish to enter the corrections field. The program is designed to provide the student with a concentration of courses having a direct relationship to correctional responsibilities.

The courses in this program are transferable to the A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice - Police Science. A certificate will be issued to those students who successfully complete the 30 prescribed semester hours listed below. Graduates may also be required to pass a qualifying civil service exam for employment.

(Housed in the Law and Criminal Justice Department)

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 12 Credit Hours
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 170 Introduction to Corrections3
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology 3
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology3
Total12
SECOND SEMESTER: 18 Credit Hours
CRJ 171 Legal Aspects of Corrections 3
CRJ 172 Institutional Procedures and Treatment of Inmates 3
CRJ 217 Community Based Corrections 3
PSY 200 Behavior Modification 3
PSY 205 Social Psychology3
SOC 203 Criminology 3
Total 18
TOTAL CREDITS 30


For information related to cost, success rate, and student debt in this program, please visit Criminal Justice: Corrections Administration - Gainful Employment Information.

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