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Corrections, Associate in Arts Degree

Banner Code: 2_AA_CORR

Control Number: 18419

Financial Aid Eligible


Theories, principles, and techniques of juvenile justice and corrections.

Potential careers students may enter upon completion are as follows:

  • Police officer
  • Probation officer
  • Corrections officer

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the roles of corrections professionals within the adult and juvenile justice systems.
  2. Recognize the differences in staff and inmate hierarchies within the correctional environment.
  3. Identify the components of an integrated and strategic supervision model for community corrections that reduces offender recidivism.
  4. Describe the principles of evidence-based practice used by human service professionals to achieve effective interventions.
  5. Explain the legal justifications required for conducting a search and an arrest, and the exceptions to these requirements.
  6. Describe crimes by their names, elements, and classifications.
  7. Develop effective reading, writing, speaking, listening, and nonverbal communication skills for a variety of audiences.
  8. Evaluate legal arguments, and explain constitutional and statutory limits on the application of law.
  9. Identify the foundational requirements for the admissibility and the exclusion of evidence in a criminal court proceeding.
  10. Discuss the Six Pillars of Character as defined by the Josephson Institute of Ethics: trustworthiness, respect, fairness, responsibility, justice and fairness, caring, civic virtue and citizenship, and how they apply to personal and professional environments.

Review Graduation Requirements and General Education

Course Title Units
Required Courses
CJ G123Juvenile Law3
CJ G128Criminal Procedure & Evidence3
CJ G137Community Relations And Special Issues In Criminal Justice3
CJ G141Concepts of Criminal Law3
CJ G146Police Report Writing3
CJ G150Introduction To Corrections3
CJ G151Practical Aspects Of Corrections3
CJ G152Probation and Corrections: Case Planning and Supervision3
Major Total24
GE Pattern (Local, CSU GE-Breadth, or IGETC)18-39
Total Units60