Correctional Science, Associate in Science

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.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. The student will apply the skills that are preparation for participation in the Basic Corrections Peace Officer Academy; or entry level job skills in corrections.
  2. 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.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 27 units

A J 022

Concepts of Criminal Law

3

A J 031

Report Preparation

3

A J 041

Narcotics Investigation and Control

3

A J 051

Introduction to Correctional Science

3

A J 053

Correctional Interviewing and Interventions

3

A J 055

Control and Supervision in Corrections

3

A J 057

Legal Aspects of Corrections

3

CS 011

Fundamentals of Computer Science

3

SOCIO 001A

Introduction to Sociology

3

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 3 units selected from:

A J 028

Juvenile Law and Procedures

3

A J 054

Introduction to Probation and Parole

3

Area B - Complete 3 units selected from:

HIST 017A

History of the United States

3

HIST 017B

History of the United States

3

POLSC 001

American Government and Institutions

3

Minimum Major Units Required: 33

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60