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2024 - 2025 Catalog Year
Public Services Assistant (Part-time)

Degree: Short-term Technical Certificate
Division: Business and Public Services

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: Overview of the criminal justice system and an analysis of the interdependence of its components, including legislative, law enforcement, prosecution, court and correctional systems. Examination of responsibilities of professionals in each of these systems, including ethical and legal responsibilities.

Description: Engage students in the process of building a personal portfolio that includes career and financial goals, a professional resume, job search process, a personal budget, a savings and investment plan and access to community resource information. This course will address the process of community re-entry from a personal, social and occupational perspective.

Notes: Fall Only

Description: Analysis of operations of correctional facilities from historical, functional and management perspectives. Attention to administrative and management issues in different types of facilities, with different populations and in community-based programs. Examination of best practices in the field of corrections, including state and federal programs for institutional and community settings.

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: CJS-1165 SOC-2130 OR SOC-2205 CJS-1165 Fall Only

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

 

Term hours subtotal:

9

Spring Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: Survey of case management theories and approaches for criminal offenders. Understanding of intervention strategies for different types of offenders in institutional and community-based correctional programs.

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: CJS-2145 OR MHT-2138 CJS-2145 Spring Only

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and CJS 1101

Description: Examination of cultural differences and the handling of special needs population by the criminal justice system, including current trends in meeting community needs. Emphasis on development of the knowledge and skill sets required of the criminal justice professional to address the needs and issues of diverse clientele throughout the criminal justice process. Strategies for mediation, conflict resolution and critical incident management.

Prerequisites: CJS 1101

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Summer Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: Use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications to create reports, spreadsheets, databases and presentations for business and other applications.

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: BIS-1120 OR BIS-1400

Description: Course provides 40 hours of chemical dependency specific educational content required for application for CDCA Preliminary credential with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Theories and fundamentals of addictive illness and physical/mental effects of psychoactive drugs. Dynamics of substance related and addictive disorders on persons, families and society. Knowledge of disease concept, stigmas, identification, assessment, trends in treatment and relapse process. Develop insights, challenge biases and identify personal and professional issues. Elements of professional/ethical behaviors. Note for certain criminal convictions, the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals (OCDP) Board takes into consideration Ohio Medicaid Rules that specify a period of time since conviction that must pass to obtain a National Provider Identification (NPI) number when determining whether a person can obtain a credential. Also per the OCDP Board, fifty percent (50%) of the Chemical Dependency education must have been completed within the two (2) year period immediately prior to filling out the application for certification.

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: MHT-1130 PSY-1100 OR SOC-1101

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.