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Corrections

Associate in Applied Science

This degree will prepare students for jobs in the corrections fields, which include federal and state prisons, county and city jails, halfway houses, probation and parole departments, and private security. This degree also fulfills the educational requirements to be eligible to apply to enter a state-approved training program for the position of corrections officer with the Michigan Department of Corrections. Students must earn a 2.0 in all CORR, CRJU, SOCY and PSYC coursework to maintain eligibility for MDOC training.

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Program Information

People with criminal records may not be eligible for civil service positions, but may be eligible to work in private industry or for non-profits (e.g., security, halfway houses, etc.).

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 66
  • Contact Hours: 66

Recommended Math Pathway: MATH-115

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 or ENGL-103 and ENGL-102 or ENGL-104

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
CORR-101Introduction to Corrections 33
CORR-102Client Relations to Corrections 33
CORR-103Legal Issues in Corrections 33
PSYC-281General Psychology 33
SOCY-297Introduction to Criminology 33
PEAC-106Physical Conditioning 22
Total 1717
Winter
CORR-104Client Growth and Development 33
CORR-105Correctional Institutions/Facilities 33
ENGL-101
  or
ENGL-103
English Composition I
  or
Composition for Technical Fields I
3

3
3

3
MATH-115
  or
MATH-120
  or
MATH-130
Foundations of Mathematics II
  or
Intermediate Algebra
  or
College Algebra
4

4

4
4

4

4
PEAC-132Advanced Circuit Training 22
Total 1515
Spring / Summer
ENGL-102
  or
ENGL-104
English Composition II
  or
Composition for Technical Fields II
3

3
3

3
SOCW-131Introduction to Social Work 33
HEAL-125Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 11
Total 77
Year Two
Fall
COMM-200Survey of Human Communication Studies 33
CRJU-161Introduction to Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice 33
CRJU-269Introduction to the Juvenile Justice System 33
FRSC-161Occupational Safety 33
PSCN-170
  or
PSCN-173
Introduction to American Government
  or
State and Local Government
3

3
3

3
Total 1515
Winter
CRJU-264
  or
CRJU-265
Court Testimony and Documentation
  or
Criminal Law and Procedure
3

3
3

3
PSYC-286Abnormal Psychology 33
SOCY-191
  or
SOCY-292
Introduction to Sociology
  or
Social Problems
3

3
3

3
SOCW-137
  or
SOCW-138
Substance Abuse Services and Policy
  or
Social Work with the Aged
3

3
3

3
Total 1212
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December 6, 2016
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