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Social Services, Corrections & Criminal Justice


Associate of Applied Science in Social Services, Corrections and Criminal Justice

The Social Services, Corrections and Criminal Justice program emphasizes the importance of serving and assisting adults and families. Course work balances theory and practice in preparing you to effectively help others. Practical experience includes interface with adult community-based residential facilities, prisons, educational settings, multi-county jails, mental health agencies or social services/children’s services agencies. You will observe a variety of Social Services, Corrections and Criminal Justice environments and apply classroom theory through practical experiences.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Social Services, Corrections and Criminal Justice:

  • Recognize ethical dilemmas and appropriate resolutions;
  • Access and learn the policies and procedures of the specific workplace;
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the Ohio Revised Code as a professional resource;
  • Demonstrate mastery of the terminology of the profession in speech and in documentation;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of treatment interventions through hands-on learning and practical experiences;
  • Successfully apply the professional protocol of assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation;
  • Comply with the laws and acceptable practices of client confidentiality;
  • Write reports with clarity, accuracy, and conciseness which will aid other professionals in making informed decisions about clients; and,
  • Identify risks to public and safety personnel.



Associate of Applied Science in Social Services, Corrections and Criminal Justice

Course of Study

For students entering May 2015

COURSE NO.FIRST SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
GS-1000HC Cornerstone1.000.001.00$40.00
CJ-1100ACriminal Justice System Module #1: Incar0.006.003.00$80.00
ENGL-1510English Composition I4.000.004.00$50.00
CJ-1120Thinking Errors2.002.003.00$80.00
SS-2201Family Dynamics1.004.003.00$80.00
SS-2222Social Services Programming1.002.002.00$125.00
COURSE NO.SECOND SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
MATH-1108Intermediate Algebra3.000.003.00$40.00
CJ-1190Chemical Abuse and Dependency2.002.003.00$25.00
CJ-2227AVictim Awareness Module 1: Restorative J1.003.002.00$100.00
SSCJ-1198Practicum Orientation1.002.002.00$100.00
SS-2202Protective Services1.002.002.00$100.00
CJ-1163Crisis Recognition and Referral2.002.003.00$75.00
COURSE NO.THIRD SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
SS-2266Diverse Populations2.002.003.00$130.00
SS-2203Special Needs Clients1.002.002.00$75.00
SS-2262Counseling Techniques2.002.003.00$75.00
SS-2263Group Counseling Techniques1.004.003.00$80.00
SSCJ-2296Practicum Module #1: Social Services2.007.003.00$75.00
SSCJ-2296AWorkplace Issues: Seminar #$75.00
COURSE NO.FOURTH SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
HUM-2203Introduction to Ethics3.000.003.00$15.00
SSCJ-2297Practicum Module #2: Criminal Justice2.007.003.00$75.00
CJ-1100BCriminal Justice System Module #2 Judicial Systems/Sentencing2.002.003.00$80.00
CJ-2204The Sexual Offender1.002.002.00$75.00
SSCJ-2264Capstone Correctional Administration1.004.003.00$75.00
SSCJ-2265Capstone Case Management1.004.003.00$75.00


Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Social Services, Corrections and Criminal Justice program begin their careers in corrections or social service agencies as chemical abuse counselors, intake workers, caseworkers, social service case aids, social workers assistants, case managers, crisis intervention workers, mental retardation/developmental disabilities behavior management aids, correctional officers, probation officers, community, governmental and private agency employees.

Hocking College
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45764