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Corrections (Certificate)

21 credit hours.

The Corrections Criminal Justice Certificate is a one-year program designed to prepare graduates for entry-level employment opportunities or for current field practitioners to enhance their knowledge and skills. Students choosing to continue their education after the Criminal Justice Certificate may continue into either the Applied Science degree program or Transfer Preparation program for Criminal Justice Studies. Individuals may find employement in municipal, county, or state correctional facilities housing adults or juvenile offenders.

General Education Core Requirements:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
PSY 101 Intro to Psychology 3

Required Core:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 200 American System of Corrections 3
CRJ 208 Administration of Justice 3
CRJ 215 Juvenile Justice System 3
CRJ 224 Probation and Parole 3

Gainful Employment Information

By completing this certificate, you may apply for employment as:

Job Title SOC Code
Correctional Officers and Jailers First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 33-3012.00 33-1012.00 25-1111.00 33-1011.00
The total program cost for completing this certificate is $2,856 for tuition and fees and $962 for books and supplies.

For privacy concerns, completions are not reported for programs with fewer than 10 completers in a given award year. Normal time graduation rates (as determined by institution) are not reported (for privacy concerns) for programs with fewer than 10 completers in a given award year. Job placement rates are only reported for those programs that are required to disclose them for accreditation purposes and for which there were ten or more graduates in the most recent academic year. As a program with fewer than 10 completers, the average loan debt incurred by completers of this program is not reported.

Information contained on this Web site is subject to change. Please check with an academic advisor for current course offerings and program requirements. Current students with continual enrollment may graduate under the current program requirements or any program requirements in effect since first enrollment. Students who intend to graduate must meet with an Academic Advisor to complete an "Application to Graduate" form a full semester prior to graduation. This will help ensure that a student meets all graduation requirements. Remember to always check with the school you are interested in attending for specific requirements.