Principles of Corrections Certificate
Wake Technical Community College

Program Details

The online Principles of Corrections Certificate program from Wake Technical Community College is designed to provide entry level competencies in the field of contemporary corrections as they apply to criminal justice systems and operations. Studies focus on:

  • The history, structure, functions, and philosophy of the criminal justice system with regard to corrections
  • Juvenile justice systems and related issues
  • Corrections alternatives, treatment programs, and inmate control
  • Statutory/case law as it applies to correctional concepts, facilities, and related practices
  • The study of offenders, diversion, house arrest, restitution, community service, probation, and parole


  • High school transcripts or equivalent
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • ACCUPLACER test may be required

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges