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Earn a Degree in Corrections!

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Corrections program is designed to prepare students who are interested in a career in the field of corrections or juvenile corrections or to upgrade the skills of those officers currently working in these fields. Students will be presented with opportunities to develop skills to meet the challenges of working with different types of inmates or juveniles and the problems encountered with these individuals. Courses in both of the Certificates of Completion in Basic Corrections and Juvenile Corrections will cover ethics, management skills, conflict and crisis management techniques, and security procedures. As well, courses in the Certificate of Completion in Juvenile Corrections will touch on adolescent development and development theories. The Certificate of Completion in Advanced Corrections will cover the areas of supervision, political science, communication, psychology, and sociology.

CIPS Code: 43.0102

Associate in Applied Science in Corrections

Admission Criteria: This program is offered through an educational partnership. Employment by the partnership organization is required for admission.

Required Courses 38-39
Certificate Title Credits
Certificate of Completion in Advanced Corrections (available by partnership only) (38-39)
OR
38-39
Certificate of Completion in Juvenile Corrections (20)
AND
20
CFS205 Human Development 3
CFS277 Adult-Adolescent Interaction 3
COM110
COM263
Interpersonal Communication Shared Unique Number Number COM1100 (3) OR
Elements of Intercultural Communication
3
POS220
POS221
POS222

U.S. and Arizona Constitution (3) OR
Arizona Constitution (1) AND
U.S. Constitution (2)

3
PSY101
PSY132
Introduction to Psychology Shared Unique Number Number PSY1101 (3) OR
Psychology and Culture (3)
3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology Shared Unique Number Number SOC1101 3

General Education Requirements 22-25
General Education Core 12-15
Course # Course Title Credits
First-Year Composition
ENG101*
ENG107*
ENG102*
ENG108*
First-Year Composition (3) Shared Unique Number Number ENG1101 OR
First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
First-Year Composition (3) Shared Unique Number Number ENG1102 OR
First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
6
Oral Communication
COM230 Small Group CommunicationShared Unique Number Number COM2271 3
Mathematics
MAT122* Intermediate Algebra 3
Critical Reading
CRE101*
CRE111 *
College Critical Reading (3) OR
Critical Reading for Business and Industry (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment
0-3
General Education Distribution 10
Humanities and Fine Arts
Any approved general education course in the Humanities Arts, and Design area.
3
Natural Sciences
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area.
4
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.
3
Click any of the above course #'s for detailed information and register for it today! **

Notes

  • The total amount of credits required for this degree is 60-64.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program
  • * Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
  • xxx Indicates any module/suffixed courses.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.00