Allen County Community College offers a Certificate in Corrections for students and professionals in law enforcement, criminal correction, and criminal justice who are interested in developing their credentials as professionals by studying various criminal justice topics. Students will learn about the criminal justice system by examining law enforcement theory and procedure, the systems of criminal evidence and the legal system, and by discussing incarceration and corrections through examination of rehabilitation, probation, and parole.
The program will instruct the student through a curriculum in the fundamental practices in criminal justice and incarceration. Classes include introduction to criminal justice, criminal law, corrections report writing, juvenile delinquency and justice, introduction to corrections, criminal investigations, introduction to criminology, introduction to computers, special populations in corrections, and ethical decision making in corrections, among others.
Students completing the program will have demonstrated knowledge and professional qualifications that are a part of proficiency in the practices of corrections personnel. Qualifications include the ability to explain concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and trends in criminal justice; to demonstrate the ability to apply legal and ethical principles to the criminal justice system; to describe the structure, function, and interaction of key institutions in criminal justice; to discuss the patterns, typologies, and root causes of crime; and to apply criminal justice concepts, processes, and practices to social justice and social change.
High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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