29.0 Credit Hours
This certificate is designed to provide the student with the basics necessary for entry-level employment in a correctional environment. These courses can be applied to the associate degree in Corrections if desired.
- Communicate and interview effectively both verbally and nonverbally with clients and the public.
- Empathize with the client and understand the relationships of the law violator and the community.
- Demonstrate the entry-level role of corrections at the various levels of government within the state.
- Explain the legal process, the justice system and its applications within the correctional and legal community.
- Work effectively with the caseworker using various methods to treat and diagnose behavior.
- Explain the basic rights of the offender within the Ohio legal system.
- Demonstrate a knowledge base of the various agencies and their duties, located within the college service district.
- Describe the social and psychological factors affecting the client and demonstrate alternative methods of handling personal and societal choices relating to future goals for the client.
- Demonstrate the ability to observe behavior and listen to personal recitation of clients, record salient information in simple and accurate description form and provide testimony and documentation of the same.