Program Overview

The Principles of Corrections Certificate program from Wake Technical Community College provides an in-depth study of the Corrections, Probation, and Parole system. Topics include Corrections, Community Based Corrections and Correctional Law. This also includes instructional programs in the theories and techniques of the formulation and implementation and evaluation of public policies and services, including public safety occupations. Students should be developing and improving competencies in the management and operation of government agencies throughout this program.

Course material aims to prepare the student in the additional knowledge required for employment in Corrections and Probation and Parole. The Criminal Justice curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial process, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system’s role within society will be explored. Emphasis will be on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology.

An introductory examination of the history, development and evolution of corrections in correlation with the philosophy of punishment and treatment of offenders will be discussed. Emphasis is also placed on state and local practices relating to the operation and administration of secure and non-secure facilities. The establishment of the federal system is discussed in conjunction with the current legal issues of the Constitutional Law. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Wake Technical Community College, also known as Wake Tech, is a 2-year community college and technical training institute, with campus locations through Wake County, NC. Wake Tech was founded as the Wake County Industrial Education Center in 1958. The institution received its current name in 1987. The academic and training programs at Wake Tech are built on the values of respect, responsibility, critical thinking, accountability, collaboration and communication.

    Wake Tech offers diplomas, certificates, and associate's degrees. Wake Tech offers an online learning program that provides an alternative to taking classes in the traditional classroom environment. Wake Tech’s online programs include degrees, diplomas, and certificates.


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