A.S. in Correctional Science
The A.S. Degree in Correctional Science provides the student with career preparation for entry-level or career growth in fields such as corrections officer, jailor, or youth group supervisor in institutional and community corrections as well as private and paraprofessional positions at local, state, and federal levels. The principles of correctional science are enhanced by the range of courses in the general education pattern to prepare the student for transfer to a four year college or university.
This degree requires meeting the Citrus College General Education and proficiency requirements combined with successful completion (grades of “C” and above) of the following major requirements:
|AJ 130||Introduction to Probation and Parole||3|
|AJ 131||Introduction to Corrections||3|
|AJ 135||Control and Supervision in Corrections||3|
|AJ 137||Legal Aspects of Corrections||3|
|Select two (2) of the following courses:|
|Introduction to the Administration of Justice||3|
|Concepts of Criminal Law||3|
|Legal Aspects of Evidence||3|
|Criminal Court Process||3|
|Community and the Justice System||3|
|Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals||3|
|Correctional Interviewing and Counseling||3|
A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Correctional Science A.S. Degree will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the function, duties, and responsibilities of the correctional component of the criminal justice system.
- Identify legal responsibilities and inmate rights as they apply to institutional and community oriented corrections.
- Recognize the requirements for entry level employment and the selection and training mandates for correctional personnel at the local, state, and federal levels.