Associate of Science in Administration of Justice - Corrections (AS)
This degree prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Administration of Justice -Corrections through the study of sentencing, jails, prisons and community corrections. Students will acquire skills in theoretical, philosophical, and practical applications of topics related to corrections and will acquire skills appropriate for beginning paraprofessional or professional employment in criminal justice.
- Analyze ethical dilemmas encountered in the corrections and law enforcement fields and identify the correct ethical choice.
- Explain the “corrections umbrella” by applying definitions, concepts, and principles to the three branches of the corrections system.
- Exhibit strong and effective writing skills.
- Demonstrate knowledge/ability to listen and engage in verbal communication with a variety of people, taking into consideration cultural customs, beliefs, and lifestyles.
Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: county jails, halfway houses, group homes, crisis centers, juvenile hall and victim service agencies. At the state level, employment opportunities exist with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the Department of Juvenile Justice. Note: Each corrections, probation and parole agency has specific employment and training requirements.
This degree is not designed for transfer; however, the courses included in this degree may be transferable and apply to other degrees designed for transfer.
|GENERAL EDUCATION AND SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS||25|
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
|REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES||12|
|AJ 011||Introduction to Criminal Justice *||3|
|AJ 014||Criminal Law 1||3|
|AJ 111||Criminal Justice Communication||3|
|AJ 121||Introduction to Corrections||3|
|RESTRICTED ELECTIVES - LIST A||9|
Select three of the following courses:
|AJ 113||Juvenile Laws & Procedures||3|
|AJ 114||Juvenile Delinquency||3|
|AJ 117||Correctional Counseling||3|
|AJ 123||Criminal Justice Ethics *||3|
|AJ 130||Correctional Law||3|
|RESTRICTED ELECTIVES - LIST B||9|
Select a minimum of three additional courses from either List A or List B or a combination of both lists (for a minimum of nine units):
|AJ 025||Constitutional Law *||3|
|AJ 045||Terrorism and Freedom||3|
|AJ 115||Criminal Law 2||3|
|WEXP 193 J||AJ Wrk Exp-1st Sem||1-4|
|WEXP 194 J||AJ Work Exp-2nd Sem||1-4|
|WEXP 195 J||AJ Wrk Exp-3rd Sem||1-4|
|WEXP 196 J||AJ Wrk Exp-4th Sem||1-4|
Select additional degree-applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units. Recommended courses for electives include:
|CHLD 039||Child Development-DS 1||3|
|CHLD 042||Child, Family & Society-DS2||3|
|CHLD 134||Understanding Child Abuse||3|
|SOC 043||Sociology of Deviance||3|
Courses meet General Education requirement and 3-9 units may double count above in COS-GE.
The Associate Degree requirements include completion of the:
- Required major courses and restricted elective courses with a "C" or better grade in each course (required and restricted elective courses may be substituted with the approval of the Division Chair),
- General Education Requirements,
- Subject requirements including PE, Health & Wellness, and American Institutions, and
- A minimum of 60 units of degree-applicable courses numbered 1-299, at least 12 of which must be taken in residence at College of the Sequoias, with a "C" (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).