CRIMINAL JUSTICE: INSTITUTIONAL CORRECTIONS

A.A.S. DEGREE

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.


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 Introduction to Psychological Science*
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 Crime 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, 201, 203, 207, 209; LAW 101, 110.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: 
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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.
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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: 3/11/2020