CRIMINAL JUSTICE – CORRECTIONS A.A.S.
The Criminal Justice: Corrections A.A.S. program builds a critical foundation for employment in the field of institutional or community-based corrections. A strong base also in social and behavioral science curriculum will be provided. The program is devised for students to transfer to a four-year institution offering a criminal justice or closely related major if desired.RETURN TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAIN PAGE
CORRECTIONS PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Identify the various components of the criminal justice system and how each component interacts.
- Describe the structure and varied functions of the correctional system.
- Identify current trends in institutional and community-based corrections.
- Apply correctional theory and law to real world scenarios within institutional and community-based corrections.
- Identify factors relating to juveniles and crime, current trends and issues relating to juvenile justice, and treatment and rehabilitation of juveniles including alternative and diversion programs.
- Understand and identify current practices in corrections administration.
Career opportunities will vary included, but not limited to: Local, state and federal correctional institutions as Correction Officers, Supervisor of Correctional Officers, juvenile detention centers, and positions within alternative programs such as Victims’ Advocate, Case Management, or Case Counselor. Community-based correction positions such as Probation Officer or Parole Officer begins with an A.A.S. at Cayuga, however will require transfer to a four-year institution for additional education.
NOTE: Civil service exams are required for most institutional correctional positions as well as certain physical requirements and an extensive background investigation.
The candidate for the Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice: Corrections must meet the following requirements:
- Completion of all required credits – 63 total
- Cumulative average of no less than a 2.0
|ENGL 101||Freshman English I||3|
|CJ 111||Introduction to Justice Systems||3|
|CJ 115||Criminal Law||3|
|PSY 101||Introductory Psychology||3|
|Freshman English II
|C.J. 112||Organization and Administration of Justice Systems||3|
|SOC 101||Introductory Sociology||3|
|Effective Speech: Public Address
Effective Speech: Group Discussion
|CJ 117||Juvenile Delinquency||3|
|CJ 121||Institutional Corrections||3|
|CJ 211||Case Studies in Criminal Behavior||3|
|CJ 213||Community Corrections||3|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||63|