A.S. in Correctional Science

A.S. Degree

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:

Required courses:
AJ 130Introduction to Probation and Parole3
AJ 131Introduction to Corrections3
AJ 135Control and Supervision in Corrections3
AJ 137Legal Aspects of Corrections3
Select two (2) of the following courses:
Introduction to the Administration of Justice3
Concepts of Criminal Law3
Legal Aspects of Evidence3
Juvenile Procedures3
Criminal Court Process3
Community and the Justice System3
Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals3
Correctional Interviewing and Counseling3
Total Units18

A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Correctional Science A.S. Degree will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the function, duties, and responsibilities of the correctional component of the criminal justice system.
  2. Identify legal responsibilities and inmate rights as they apply to institutional and community oriented corrections.
  3. Recognize the requirements for entry level employment and the selection and training mandates for correctional personnel at the local, state, and federal levels.