Corrections COR.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 36 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Criminal Justice Science

What is "Corrections"?

This certificate is designed to provide the student with the basics necessary for entry-level employment in a correctional environment. All courses can be applied to the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Corrections, if desired.

Program Outcomes

  • Communicate and interview effectively both verbally and nonverbally with clients and the public.
  • Empathize with the client and understand the relationships of the law violator and the community.
  • Observe behavior and listen to personal recitation of clients, record salient information in simple and accurate description form and provide documentation and testimony of the same.
  • Demonstrate the entry-level role of corrections at the various levels of government within the state.
  • Explain the legal process, the justice system and its applications within the correctional and legal community.
  • Work effectively with the caseworker using various methods to treat and diagnose behavior.
  • Explain the basic rights of the offender within the Ohio legal system.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge base of the various agencies and their duties, located within the college service district.
  • Describe the social and psychological factors affecting the client and demonstrate alternative methods of handling personal and societal choices relating to future goals for the client.


Potential articulation agreements include: Ashland University, Ohio University, Miami University, and Franklin University

Additional Information

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program: View the Gainful Employment Information


Course Title Credits
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
CJS 1101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Science 3
CJS 1103 Constitutional Law & Evidentiary Procedures 3
CJS 1105 Criminal Law 3
CJS 1110 Interrogation, Documentation & Testimony 3
CJS 1165 Corrections 3
CJS 2111 Ethics & Professionalism in Criminal Justice 3
CJS 2200 Human Relations, Mediation, & Conflict Resolution 3
COM 2245 Intercultural Communication 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
(COM 2206 OR COM 2211 ) 3
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