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2014 -2015 Chesapeake College Catalog 
2014 -2015 Chesapeake College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Corrections Certificate (608)

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Award: Certificate

Program Mission: The Chesapeake College Criminal Justice—Corrections Certificate 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. The certificate is designed so that students may progress to the Criminal Justice – Corrections Degree option.

Program Description: The Criminal Justice—Corrections Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment or advancement in the field of law enforcement. 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 Certificate program will:

  • Prepare students in areas such as corrections, corrections administration, community corrections, criminology, corrections law, and probation and parole.
  • Prepare students for employment in corrections professions 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: Ms. Bridget Lowrie

This program has been approved for funding under the Workforce Investment Act. For more information, contact the Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board at: 410-822-1716.

Program Requirements

[Courses Appear in Recommended Sequence.]

Minimum Required Credits: 30

Note: ENG 100

Students who complete ENG 100 as part of an Advanced Certificate program and then declare a degree major will also be required to complete ENG 101.  Students are encouraged to speak with an advisor regarding their educational goals.


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


+ See course description for details.

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