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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

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.
  • 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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Additional Information

This program is available in the following format:

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Course Title Credits
BIO 1107 (Human Biology) OR Ohio Transfer 36: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective 3
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
CJS 1101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Science 3
CJS 1103 Constitutional Law & Evidentiary Procedures 3
CJS 1105 Criminal Law 3
CJS 1110 Interrogation, Documentation & Testimony 3
CJS 1165 (Corrections) OR CJS 1197 (Corrections Full Service Jails/Basic Correction Officer Academy ) 3
CJS 2111 Ethics & Professionalism in Criminal Justice 3
CJS 2145 Correctional Case Management 3
CJS 2200 Human Relations, Mediation & Conflict Resolution 3
CJS 2270 (Criminal Justice Science Internship) OR CJS 2295 (Criminal Justice Science Seminar) 3
COM 2206 (Interpersonal Communication) OR COM 2211 (Effective Public Speaking) 3
COM 2245 Intercultural Communication 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1201 English Composition II 3
MAT 1120 (Business Mathematics) OR Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 2226 Criminology 3
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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.