Criminal Justice Corrections/Probation (Available Fully Online)

Associate in Applied Science – 62 credit hours

Program Information & Course List

Purpose: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Corrections and Probation is designed with a three-fold purpose: (1) to prepare graduates for entry level positions relevant to Corrections and Probation Officers, (2) to prepare students for upper division coursework at universities and colleges where a bachelor’s degree is desired, and (3) to respond to the growing demand of Corrections and Probation employees seeking to upgrade their skills and knowledge base for career advancement with a college degree.

Career Opportunities: : Graduates of the program will be qualified for positions such as correctional officers, Probation and Parole Officers, Re-entry Specialists, Drug Court Caseworkers, Pre trial Caseworkers, intake worker positions, Victim Witness Advocates, and jail transport officers.

Program Educational Outcomes: Upon completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in the Criminal Justice Program, the graduate is prepared to:

1. Analyze and evaluate the sociological and psychological theories of crime causation and evaluation of human behavior.
2. Apply critical thinking and problem-solving techniques within the correctional, probation and parole environments.
3. Explain and summarize the history of American Prisons and the evolution of parole and the administration of parole services.
4. Demonstrate interpersonal, written, and presentation skills required for successful employment in a criminal justice field.
5. Consistently exhibit ethical behavior and respect for a diverse community, applying services equitably to all people.
6. Identify the characteristics of a responsible member of society and the workforce, and apply these characteristics when working on a team, participating in field-based projects or addressing community issues and needs.
7. Identify and support the challenges faced by individuals with psychological, social, or economic deficits as they regard human rights, access to services, financial strain, and social stigma.
8. Collaborate with other treatment team members from a variety of disciplines and perspectives in the treatment of individuals, families, and other groups.
9. Identify and apply formal and informal support services in the community for justice involved persons as they re-enter society.
10. Exercise effective interpersonal communications and effective counseling skills and group communication techniques while dealing with diverse populations.

Program Contact

Wayde Carter
Criminal Justice Corrections and Probation Program Instructor