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LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE

 

Criminal Justice, Corrections

Associate in Applied Science Degree

 

Curriculum Code: 1209  (Effective Fall 2004 - Summer 2009)

 

This degree program prepares an individual for a career as a probation or parole officer, corrections officer, halfway house administrator, jail corrections officer, or juvenile corrections professional. To fulfill requirements for this degree, students may choose to complete either the Correctional Officer Vocational Certificate option or the Juvenile Care Worker Certificate option. The Correctional Officer option meets Michigan Corrections Officers Training Council standards. Not all courses in this program transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

 

PREREQUISITES
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for skills assessment and advising information.

 

INFORMATION
Contact the Public Service Careers Department, Old Central Building, Room 233, telephone number (517) 483-1570.

 

REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL:  32 CREDITS

CODE

TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

CITF 110

Intro Computer Info Systems

3

CJUS 101

Intro to Criminal Justice

3

CJUS 106

Intro to Juvenile Justice

3

CJUS 134

Probation and Parole

3

CJUS 245

Report Writing in CJ

3

LEGL 160

Critical Thinking in Law

3

PSYC 200

Introduction to Psychology

4

SOCL 120

Introduction to Sociology

4

SPCH 130

Fund of Public Speaking

3

WRIT 121

Composition I

3

 

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL:  34-39 CREDITS

Complete the indicated number of credits from EACH CHOICE listed below.

 

CHOICE 1:  General Education Core Areas

7-9 Credits

(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are available for each core area.)

 

Communication Core Area (See Note 1)

0

 

Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)

0

 

Mathematics Core Area

3-4

 

Science Core Area

4-5

 

Writing Core Area (See Note 1)

0

 

CHOICE 2:  Corrections Specialization (Choose one subchoice)

15 Credits

Subchoice 2A:  Correctional Officer Vocational Certificate (See Note 2)

 

CJUS 131

Introduction to Corrections

3

CJUS 135

Legal Issues in Corrections

3

CJUS 250

Correctional Institutions

3

CJUS 251

Correctional Clients

3

CJUS 255

Human Relations/Criminal Just

3

 

Subchoice 2B:  Juvenile Care Worker Certificate (See Note 3)

 

CJUS 126

Juvenile Offenders/Their Fam

3

CJUS 133

Juvenile Residential Services

3

CJUS 286

Juvenile Internship I

3

CJUS 287

Juvenile Internship II

3

HUSE 100

Introduction to Human Services

3

 

CHOICE 3:  Related Professional Courses (See Note 4)

12-15 Credits

CHDV 111

Child Guidance/Communication

4

CJUS 102

Crime Causes and Conditions

3

CJUS 126

Juvenile Offenders/Their Fam

3

CJUS 130

Local Detention

3

CJUS 204

Criminal Investigation

4

CJUS 205

Policing into the 21st Century

3

CJUS 242

Unarmed Defense

3

EDUC 204

Educational Psychology

3

HUSE 110

Child Abuse and Neglect

3

HUSE 112

Understanding Substance Abuse

3

PSYC 202

Psychology of Personality

3

PSYC 203

Social Psychology

3

PSYC 205

Human Growth and Development

3

PSYC 221

Child Psychology

3

PSYC 222

Adolescent Psychology

3

PSYC 250

Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCL 255

Contemporary Social Problems

3

 

 

MINIMUM TOTAL

66

 

NOTES:

 

1.

Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for this Core area.

2.

These five courses are certified by the Michigan Corrections Officer Training Council. Students completing these courses with a minimum 2.0 grade in each class will receive the Michigan Corrections Officer Vocational Certificate.

3.

Students completing the five courses in subchoice 2B and CITF 110, CJUS 106, PSYC 200, SOCL 120, and WRIT 121 with a minimum 2.0 grade in each course will receive the Juvenile Care Worker Certificate, which is endorsed by the Michigan Juvenile Detention Association.

4.

Students following the Correctional Officer option should select courses with a CJUS or SOCL course code. Students following the Juvenile Care Worker option should select courses with a CHDV, EDUC, HUSE, PSYC or SOCL course code.

 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

 

Subchoice 2A: Correctional Officer Vocational Certificate

I

II

III

IV

CJUS 101

CJUS 106

CITF 110

CJUS 255

CJUS 131

CJUS 245

CJUS 134

PSYC 200

LEGL 160

CJUS 250

CJUS 135

Lim.Ch.1

SOCL 120

CJUS 251

Lim.Ch.3

Lim.Ch.1

WRIT 121

SPCH 130

Lim.Ch.3

Lim.Ch.3

 

 

 

Lim.Ch.3

 

Subchoice 2B: Juvenile Care Worker Certificate

I

II

III

IV

CJUS 101

CJUS 126

CITF 110

CJUS 287

CJUS 106

CJUS 133

CJUS 134

Lim.Ch.1

LEGL 160

CJUS 245

CJUS 286

Lim.Ch.1

SOCL 120

PSYC 200

HUSE 100

Lim.Ch.3

WRIT 121

SPCH 130

Lim.Ch.3

Lim.Ch.3

 

 

 

Lim.Ch.3

                       

 

 



 
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