Criminal Justice Science/Corrections (CJCO.S.AAS)

70.0-71.0 Credit Hours

This program is designed to combine the criminal justice concepts, theories and laws with practical application techniques and modern technology skills to prepare the Criminal Justice Science student for productive employment in corrections. The corrections track maintains cutting-edge curriculum that enhances critical thinking, written and oral communications, teamwork, leadership and assessment. The curriculum includes general education requirements, theory and practice courses and educational requirements in ethics, law and the current best practices in the field of criminal justice.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

Program Outcomes

  • Identify the social and psychological factors affecting the offender and demonstrate alternative methods of handling personal and societal choices relating to future goals for the offender.
  • Explain the roles of corrections at the various levels of government and within the state as well as society.
  • Communicate and interview effectively both verbally and nonverbally with clients and the public.
  • Explain the basic rights of the offender within the Ohio legal system.
  • Empathize with the client and understand the relationship of the law violator and the community.
  • Work effectively with the caseworker and other criminal justice professionals using various methods to diagnose and treat behavior.
  • Observe behavior and listen to recitation of clients, record salient information in simple and accurate description form and provide testimony and documentation of the same.
  • Identify the various agencies and their duties, located within the college service district.
  • Explain the legal process and the justice system and its applications within the correctional, legal and law enforcement community.

Curriculum

Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 3 credit hours
Criminal Justice Elective 3 credit hours
BIS 1120: Computer Concepts & Applications View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
CJS 1101: Introduction to Criminal Justice Science View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
CJS 1102: Constitutional Law View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
CJS 1105: Criminal Law View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
CJS 1110: Interrogation, Documentation & Testimony View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
CJS 1165: Corrections View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
CJS 2111: Ethics & Professionalism in Criminal Justice View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
CJS 2145: Correctional Case Management View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
CJS 2205: Introduction to Criminal Investigation & Forensic Science View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
CJS 2295: Criminal Justice Science Seminar View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
CJS 2130: Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
CJS 2200: Human Relations, Mediation, & Conflict Resolution View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ENG 1101: English Composition I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ENG 1201: English Composition II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ENS 1119: Concepts of Fitness for Criminal Justice View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
PSY 1100: General Psychology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
SCC 1101: First Year Experience View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 1 credit hour
SOC 1101: Introduction to Sociology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
SPA 1161: Conversational Spanish for Criminal Justice View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
Course Option: {COM 2206 OR COM 2211} 3 credit hours
Course Option: {MAT 1120 OR MAT 1270} 3 credit hours
Course Option: {BIO 1107 OR CHE 1111 OR PHY 1100} 3 - 4 credit hours
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