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2013-2014 Chesapeake College Catalog 
2013-2014 Chesapeake College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, A.A.S. Corrections Option (604)

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This program of study meets all the General Education Requirements at Chesapeake College.

Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Mission: The Chesapeake College Criminal Justice – Corrections Degree option prepares students for entry or advancement in the field of criminal justice. The program was developed and is maintained in accordance with state and federal correctional standards. Qualified students may transfer to the University of Maryland University College Criminal Justice/Corrections bachelor’s degree program.

Program Description: The Criminal Justice – Corrections Degree program is designed to prepare students in areas such as: criminal justice, techniques of criminal investigation, principles of criminal law, law enforcement administration, corrections, criminology and field work. The program provides a broad foundation which will help prepare the student for entry-level employment or advancement in the field of Criminal Justice. In addition to criminal justice courses, students will also take courses in related areas and in general education. Note: Completion of this program is not a prerequisite for entry into a police academy nor does it provide complete entry-level training for work as a county or state police officer. Students should consult with the College’s Admissions Office or an academic advisor in planning an appropriate program.

Program Goals: The Criminal Justice – Corrections Degree program will:

  • Facilitate proficiency in content, knowledge and skills for the College’s general education competencies.
  • Prepare students in areas such as corrections, corrections administration, community corrections, criminology, corrections law, and probation and parole.
  • Prepare students for successful careers in corrections or for further study in the field.

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the criminal justice system and its relationship with society.
  • Interpret the history and development of the corrections system.
  • Examine the problems in the corrections system.
  • Analyze the changes caused by public attitudes toward the corrections system.
  • Interpret correctional law and prisoner’s rights.

Contact Person: Mr. Terry Alston

For additional educational opportunities related to this field, see the Bachelor’s degree programs offered through the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center. For more information, contact the Executive Director for the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center at: 410-827-5761.

Minimum Required Credits: 62

Computer Info. Systems Electives can be satisfied by:

Any course with a CIS prefix.


♦ Must be taken within the first 12 hours unless exempted by meeting established standards.

+ Prerequisite or corequisite. See course description for details.

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