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AS Degree - Major in Correctional Science


Applied Science & Technology Division

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree in Correctional Science, the student demonstrates fulfillment of the lower-division requirements for any accredited baccalaureate institution; preparation for participation in the Basic Corrections Peace Officer Academy; or a job in corrections.

Total Units Required: 60-65
Recommended Sequence:
First Semester Units
A J 31 Report Preparation 3
A J 51 Introduction to Correctional Science 3
ENG 1A Written Communications 3
SOCIO 1A Introduction to Sociology 3
ELECTIVE Elective Course 3

Second Semester
A J 55 Control and Supervision in Corrections 3
A J 57 Legal Aspects of Corrections 3

POLSC 1 American Government & Institutions 3
OR
HIST 17A History of The United States 3
OR
HIST 17B History of The United States 3

COM ST 1A Fundamentals of Speech 3
ELECTIVE Elective Course 3

Third Semester
A J 22 Concepts of Criminal Law 3
A J 53 Correctional Interviewing and Interventions 3
MATH 82 Intermediate Algebra 4
C S 11 Fundamentals of Computer Science 3
ELECTIVE Elective Course 3

Fourth Semester
A J 28 Juvenile Law and Procedures 3
OR
A J 54 Introduction to Probation and Parole 3

A J 41 Narcotics Investigation and Control 3
GE CHOICE* Humanities Course 3-5
GE CHOICE** Natural Science Course 3-5
ELECTIVE Elective Course 3

*A course selected from the Humanities area of the General Education requirements for the Associate degree.
**A course selected from the Natural Science area of the General Education requirements for the Associate degree.




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