2013-2014 catalog 
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2013-2014 catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Program, Corrections Option, A.S.

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The Corrections Option is aimed at providing students with the skills and knowledge to enter a career in institutional or community-based corrections. The tremendous growth of prisons and the prison population has resulted in career opportunities in corrections for criminal justice majors. A similar expansion of community-based corrections has occurred to stem the prison building boom and reduce the cost of institutional corrections. Career opportunities in community-based corrections provide an opportunity to incorporate psychological and sociological course work in the criminal justice program. The Corrections Option is designed to provide alternative curricula for students who are interested in a career in law enforcement.

Because transfer requirements vary, students should identify transfer schools as early as possible and work closely with counselors to insure selecting appropriate courses for smooth transfer.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Distinguish between occupational opportunities in Community-Based Correctional Programs
  • Compare and contrast the differences between Probation and Parole
  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge base and practical experience in delivery of services to clients in Community- Based Programs
  • Analyze the various intermediate sanctions as sentencing options between Probation and Incarceration
  • Critique the mission of Community Corrections and its purpose as a vital diversion to the American Criminal Justice and Corrections System
  • Construct solutions and/or make predictions involving the major issues, trends and dilemmas confronting Community Corrections


General Education - 30-32 credits

As described in General Education .

It is strongly recommended that students select two of the following three courses to satisfy the Social Sciences  requirement of general education.

Career Studies - 18 credits

Select another 6 credits from the remaining Criminal Justice curricula.

Total credits required for degree: 60-62


**Offered Spring Term only

Program Code for registration: CJCOR

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Suggested Sequence - Criminal Justice Program A.S. Degree Corrections Option

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Basic Skills requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See your counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Total Credits: 15-16

Semester 2 - Spring Term

Total Credits: 15-16

Semester 3 - Fall Term

Total Credits: 16

Semester 4 - Spring Term

Total Credits: 15

Sequence Notes:

(1) One course is recommended from the Cultural & Global Awareness  knowledge area.
A minimum of 9 credits are required from the Mathematics , Science  or Technological Competency  categories.

Transfer Information

For-additional information on transfer visit the Transfer Resources website at http://transfer.brookdalecc.edu

Degree Audit Information

Access your Degree Audit Academic Evaluation through WebAdvisor.  Once you log into Webadvisor, click on the Students menu, then click Degree Audit - Progress Toward My Degree under Academic Profile. 

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