Corrections Certificate

Career and Technical Studies
Degree
Certificate: Protective Services Technology with a major in Corrections
Length
Two-semester (one-year) program
Purpose

There is a growing community interest in developing adequate corrections facilities staffed with properly trained personnel.  The certificate program is designed for people who are preparing themselves to enter the field of corrections and to upgrade the professional ability of practitioners in corrections. 

Occupational Objectives

Local, State, and Federal Corrections Officers and advancement within the profession. 

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Corrections program requires a personal interview with a member of the faculty of the Administration of Justice major and  competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.

Program Requirements:

For those persons wishing to improve their skills in the corrections field, the corrections curriculum provides the needed concentration of courses.  Students will be advised as to which courses are most applicable to their field of interest and upon successful completion of the two-semester curriculum will be awarded a Certificate in Protective Services Technology with a major in Corrections.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in one year.   

First Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
ADJ 100 3 0 3
ADJ 146 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Radford University
CRJU 238
ADJ 228 3 0 3
ENG 111 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Virginia Tech
ENGL 1105
Radford University
CORE 101
Old Dominion University
ENGL 110C
Virginias Private Colleges & Universities
Bluefield College
ENG 1013/1023, GEN ED
Liberty University
ENGL 101
Emory & Henry College
ENG 100
SOC 200 3 0 3
SDV 100 1 0 1
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Radford University
UNIV 100 elective
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16  

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
ADJ 107 3 0 3
ADJ 145 3 0 3
ADJ 241 3 0 3
CST 110 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Radford University
COMS 114
Virginias Private Colleges & Universities
Emory & Henry College
SPCH 125
Elective 1 Soc./Behavioral Science 3 0 3
Elective 1 Soc./Behavioral Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 18 0 18  

Certificate Earned!

Two more semester and you can have a Degree in Corrections Science.

Notes

1Students may take ENG 111
2Courses may be chosen from the Social Science General Electives.