Juvenile Corrections


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This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Juvenile Corrections program is designed to provide students with the training needed for employment in the juvenile corrections system. Topics covered in the courses include an introduction to the field of juvenile corrections, including statistics and jurisdiction issues as well as implementation of effective behavior management and conflict resolution strategies. An emphasis is placed on adolescent development, programs, treatment strategies, and case management responsibilities in addition to procedures for managing juvenile corrections housing units.


Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Juvenile Corrections (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Catalog Year
Effective Term
Fall 2020
Admissions criteria

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


This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Synthesize sources of information to make timely assessments.
  2. Utilize technology to collect, analyze and communicate data within the juvenile corrections field.
  3. Demonstrate ethical behavior to include principles of restoration and rehabilitation.
  4. Practice professional standards appropriate to the juvenile corrections function and the overall field of criminal justice.
  5. Solve problems in the juvenile corrections field through logical and sound reasoning.
  6. Engage in appropriate interactions within the corrections population.
  7. Communicate orally, visually and in writing precisely, appropriately, and effectively.
  8. Assess the safety of the inmates and personnel in a custodial environment.
  9. Respond to critical incidents and crisis within the corrections/detention facility according to professional standards.
  10. Apply the principles and processes of criminal and constitutional law, criminology theory, and knowledge of the functions and components of the criminal justice system, with particular emphasis on the juvenile corrections system.
  11. Apply aspects of mental and physical conditioning for personal safety, wellness, and proficiency.
  12. Apply local, state, and federal legal standards, including statutory and case law, as it relates to juvenile offenders.

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Pipeline AZ using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources. Sources

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
LET112 Introduction to Juvenile Corrections Critical course Gateway course 2
LET113 Juvenile Corrections Procedures 2
LET114 Juvenile Corrections Officer Skills 3
LET115 Crisis Intervention in Juvenile Corrections 2
LET116 Adolescent Treatment Issues 3
LET117 Juvenile Corrections Supervision 3
LET118 Legal Issues in Juvenile Corrections 3
LET120 Juvenile Corrections Housing Unit Operations 2
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.


Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

View MCCCD’s official curriculum documentation for additional details regarding the requirements of this award (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm11?id=150956).

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