Oct 22, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Corrections, AAS


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Program Description

Code 230 - 60 Credits

The Corrections program is designed to promote further education in the field of Corrections. It builds upon the Corrections Certificate program and accepts transfer credit for the successful completion of the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC), 320-hour Corrections Officer Training Academy and/or the successful completion of the Michigan Sheriff’s Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC), 160-hour Corrections Academy. The degree can be applied toward entry and/or advancement with corrections agencies on the federal, state, or local levels.

Students who graduate with an associate degree will have successfully completed the following General Education Core Courses in Communicating, Global Awareness, Creativity, Mathematics and Science, and Healthy Living. Students must complete a minimum of sixty (60) credit hours to qualify for a degree.

Admissions

There are no additional requirements to pursue this degree other than what is required by Kellogg Community College. However, if you wish to apply transfer credits to this degree, please contact the Criminal Justice Department at http://www.kellogg.edu/academics/departments/public-safety-education/criminal-justice/.

Michigan Department of Corrections

For more information about obtaining employment with the Michigan Department of Corrections see: http://www.michigan.gov/corrections/0,4551,7-119-68690_68794_68691-330828–,00.html.

Michigan Sheriffs Coordinating & Training Council (MSCTC)

For more information about becoming a corrections deputy in the State of Michigan see http://misctc.org/.

Program Learning Outcomes


  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the criminal justice system and how various interconnected agencies work to achieve human service through collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving. 
  2. Students will be able to describe and implement the main principals of the United States Constitution and apply those principals to individual rights, due process and current issues surrounding the field of criminal justice.
  3. Students will become familiar with the criminal law and procedure, victimization, the adjudication process, corrections options, evidence, ethics and theory.
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills, both written and verbal, by researching, documenting, reporting and presenting on various theories or topics related to criminal justice.
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to understand the history of corrections, offenders, diversion programs, mental health awareness, recidivism and the typical duties and functions of a corrections officer.

Elective Courses


Successful completion of the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC), 320 hour Corrections Officer Training Academy will transfer in as twenty (20) CRJU general elective credits. Successful completion of the Michigan Sheriff’s Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC) 160 hour Corrections Academy will transfer in as ten (10) CRJU general elective credits. Students must complete a minimum of sixty (60) credit hours to qualify for a degree.

Information:


For more Corrections program information, see the program webpage: http://www.kellogg.edu/academics/departments/public-safety-education/criminal-justice/corrections/.

To apply to the Corrections program and begin mapping your course sequence, use this link advising@kellogg.edu to make an appointment with an academic advisor.

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