The Corrections Certificate program prepares students for employment in correctional institutions and is designed to enhance the career needs of individuals employed as correctional practitioners. This certificate equips correctional officers with knowledge and skills necessary for career development and advancement.
This certificate is not a substitute for an academic degree and will not qualify a person for a position that requires a degree. However, all courses in the certificate may be applied to the Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.
Graduates are able to:
- explain the operations of correctional institutions on both practical and theoretical levels
- analyze how law enforcement,courts and corrections function as components of the criminal justice system
This certificate is offered through the Business and Public Service Department, whose mission is to provide challenging career-oriented undergraduate programs to business and public service students, educating them to the level of competency needed for successful transfer to four-year institutions or immediate career path entry into the global market.
NOTE: Students in this program may not be eligible for Financial Aid; students should meet with an Academic Advisor or Financial Aid staff to discuss options for Financial Aid eligibility.