Designed for students interested in public service work conducted in correctional institutions, such as jails or prisons, or in professional work outside correctional institutions with juveniles or adults on probation or parole. Students completing the program benefit from articulation agreements with Eastern Michigan University, Madonna University, University of Michigan-Dearborn, and Lake Superior State University. Successfully completing this program allows students to continue their studies toward a bachelor degree in criminal justice with no loss of credit hours.
- Describe the different psychological effects of incarceration on inmates and staff.
- Develop a well written report which effectively analyzes and communicates a given situation.
- Demonstrate and integrate an understanding of ethics and ethical behavior in/at all levels of corrections, parole, and probation.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply case, criminal, and custodial law by analyzing fact patterns and situations.
- Characterize the special needs related to the treatment of criminals in the correctional system (e.g., mentally ill, HIV, female).
- Compare and contrast how the effects of race, education, and economics impacts the corrections field.
Prepares students to take various entry-level positions and certification exams. Most people start out in entry-level positions as corrections officers or in court probation departments upon completion of an associate’s degree. For future advancement in the institutional field or work in probation and parole, a bachelor’s degree is highly recommended.
See General Education Requirements for details.
|Course name||Credit Hours|
|CIS-100: Introduction to Information Technology||3.00|
|ENG-131: Introduction to College Writing||3.00|
|ENG-132: College Writing and Research||3.00|
|HPE-142: Advanced First Aid||3.00|
|PSY-131: Introductory Psychology||3.00|
|SPC-131: Fundamentals of Speaking||3.00|
|WR-131: Religious Traditions in the World||3.00|