Career Studies Certificates


Career Studies Certificate in Corrections I


This career studies certificate is a one semester certificate.


This career studies certificate is designed as a stackable credential that introduces students to the field of Corrections.  This program is the first semester for correctional staff to possess a working knowledge of the corrections field and an understanding of the skills used to manage, treat, and counsel inmates.

Occupational Objectives: 

The occupational objectives are to provide a basic foundation in this field that does not require a degree or individuals who wish to increase their knowledge and/or skill.  Courses in this program can be used as stackable credentials.

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Career Studies Certificate program is based upon the general requirements for admission to the college.

First Year

First Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice 3 0 3
ADJ 107 Survey of Criminology 3 0 3
ADJ 133 Ethics and the Criminal Justice 3 0 3
ADJ 138 Defensive Tactics 1 0 1
ADJ 146 Adult Correctional Institutions 3 0 3
ADJ 211 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures I 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 17 0 17


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