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Corrections

Associate in Applied Science

Interim Dean: Dr. Michael Vitale

Program Coordinator:  Donald Alsdurf

Two (2) options are available to students in the Criminal Justice field. They are 1) Corrections & 2) Police Science. In addition, two (2) one-year certificate programs are available in the same programs: Corrections and Police Science.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements
ENGL0101 Composition I*
3
ENGL0206 Technical Writing** or
ENGL0102 Composition II*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
 
Mathematics Requirements
MATH0104 Intermediate College Algebra* or
MATH0105 College Algebra*
3-5
Total
3-5
 
Humanities Requirements
HIST0105 United States Since 1877
3
Total
3
 
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements
SOSC0107 Sociology
3
PSYC0101 Psychology*
3
Total
6
 
Natural and Physical Science Requirements
  Science Core Elective
3-5
Total
3-5
 
Total General Education Requirements
25-30
 
Corrections Requirements
CRJS0101 Introduction to Criminal Justice**/***
3
CRJS0102 Introduction to Corrections****
3
CRJS0115 Probation and Parole
3
CRJS0116 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
3
CRJS0117 Professional Responsibility in Criminal Justice (Ethics)
3
CRJS0119

Organization and Administration of Criminal Justice
(Corrections) Agencies

3
CRJS0120 Cultural and Religious Diversity in Offender Populations
3
CRJS0206 Criminal Justice Interview and Report Writing
3
CRJS0209 Community Corrections
3
CRJS0210 Legal Issues in Corrections
3
CRJS0221 Criminal Justice Practicum#
3
SOSC0134 Criminology*
3
VTSP0101 Victimology or
CRJS0207 World Terrorism (Weapons of Mass Destruction) or
ADCN0101 Intro to Addictions or
LANG0139 Conversational Spanish
3
Total Corrections General Education Requirements
39
 
Total for an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Corrections Degree:
64-69

*See course description for prerequisite.br /> **ENGL 206 may be substituted for ENGL 102.
***May substitute state certified Police Academy training diploma.
****May substitute State Department of Corrections training diploma.
*****Will count toward 12 hours of criminal justice electives only if not taken to meet corrections requirements listed above.
#Note: The Criminal Justice Practicum requires 135 hours of supervised internship at an approved Law Enforcement or Corrections agency.