The criminal justice system is comprised of three components: law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. The Corrections certificate prepares the student for entry-level positions in the correctional field. It also provides a foundation for the Associate in Science – Criminal Justice program. The certificate is designed to be completed in 3 semesters with the cooperative work experience in the final semester after the completion of all other required courses.
As a prerequisite for placement in a corrections setting, the student must pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Record Information (SORI) check. Please refer to the CORI/SORI policy statement.Apply Request Info
|ENL101||English Composition I||3|
|CRJ116||Introduction to Corrections||3|
|HEA130||Standard First Aid & Basic Life Support||1|
|HUS104||Introduction to Alcohol & Substance Abuse||3|
|CRJ220||Crisis Intervention for Criminal Justice Professionals||3|
|CRJ262||Corrections Cooperative Work Experience||3|
Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.
In order to be eligible for and successfully complete the Corrections Certificate Program, certain physical and behavioral standards are required as part of the program and cooperative work experience. These technical standards have been developed using the U.S. Department of Labor's skills and abilities for those working in a corrections setting. Some cooperative work experience opportunities may have additional requirements beyond the technical standards listed here and requirements may vary by agency. Students must satisfy the program’s technical standards and the individual agency requirements before a co-op assignment is approved. The Barnstable County Sheriff's Office provides details for the Physical Fitness Guidelines and Fitness for Duty.
The following technical standards are established in accordance with the Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act. All students must be able to satisfy these standards with or without a reasonable accommodation. These include:
Additional information pertaining to Corrections Officer requirements and physical fitness testing is available through the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office.
Upon completion of the Corrections certificate, students are able to:
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