The curriculum for the new degree in Criminal Justice has been designed with a common core as the first year of the course work providing interdisciplinary education critical for both law enforcement and corrections students. During the second year, students will select a major in either law enforcement or corrections based on their intended career pathway. The curriculum has been designed to incorporate industry standard certificates and to maximize transfer options for students into bachelor’s degree programs.
The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice with a major in Corrections:
Describe the responsibilities and administrative competencies of each component of the criminal justice system.
Describe the U.S. constitutional rights of all citizens as they apply to the criminal justice system.
Students will be able to identify the 3 main approaches used to explain criminal behavior.
Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use the Ohio Revised Code as a professional resource.
Students will be able to write complete, factual, accurate and concise reports which will aid other professionals in making informed decisions.
Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the four goals of corrections: deterrence, rehabilitation, retribution, and incapacitation.
Identify the major challenges in contemporary corrections (special populations, privatization of prisons, costs, etc.).
Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice - Major in Corrections
Course of Study
For students entering May 2016
|COURSE NO.||FIRST SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|CJ-1101||Criminal Justice Systems||2.00||2.00||3.00||$125.00|
|CJ-1103||Ethics in Criminal Justice||3.00||0.00||3.00||$75.00|
|ENGL-1510||English Composition I||4.00||0.00||4.00||$50.00|
|COURSE NO.||SECOND SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|CJ-1190||Chemical Abuse and Dependency||2.00||2.00||3.00||$75.00|
|CJ-2225||Interview Techniques and Report Writing||2.00||2.00||3.00||$125.00|
|CJ-1163||Crisis Recognition and Referral||2.00||2.00||3.00||$75.00|
|CJ-1121||Constitutional, Criminal and Civil Law||2.00||0.00||2.00||$70.00|
|COURSE NO.||THIRD SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|CJ-1164||Probation and Parole (SL)||2.00||2.00||3.00||$125.00|
|EM-1134||CPR Pro/1st Aid for Healthcare Provider||0.00||3.00||1.00||$110.00|
|SOCI-1101||Introduction to Sociology||3.00||0.00||3.00||$15.00|
|COURSE NO.||FOURTH SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|CJ-2264||Capstone Justice Administration||1.00||4.00||3.00||$125.00|
|CJ-2296||Criminal Justice Practicum||2.00||7.00||3.00||$75.00|
|CJ-2204||The Sexual Offender||2.00||2.00||3.00||$75.00|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS:||ESTIMATED TOTAL COURSE FEES:|
Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
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