Criminal Justice Science/Corrections CJCO.S.AAS
Associate of Applied Science - 60 Credit Hours
Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Criminal Justice Science
Effective as of Fall 2020
What is the program about?
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 student firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- 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.
Employment is available in the corrections field as correctional officers, security guards, county probation and parole officers, positions in commercial, school, and private security organizations, and correctional treatment specialists.
Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.
This program is available in the following format:
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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.