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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice: Corrections, AS (CRJS-AS-COR)

Location(s): Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Norwalk, Tunxis

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Criminal Justice: Corrections degree prepares students for entry into the field of corrections or for advancement opportunities for those currently employed in the field. It combines specialized criminal justice, corrections, and general education coursework to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need in the corrections field.

Criminal Justice Program Goals:

  • Complete an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
  • Develop skills necessary to secure employment within field of criminal justice.
  • Transfer into a Bachelor Degree Program.

Criminal Justice Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the roles of police, courts and corrections and explain the functions they serve within the criminal justice system and the community.
  • Apply principles of constitutional and criminal laws that protect the rights of and regulates conduct of a culturally diverse society.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories, principles, processes of the criminal justice system.
  • Prepare written documents and deliver oral presentations related to the criminal justice field.

Corrections Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the history and development of the system of corrections and community corrections in the United States and around the world and as well as the current role and function within the criminal justice system.
  • Apply principles of constitutional and criminal laws that protect the rights of and regulate the conduct of individuals in a culturally diverse society in the context of correctional supervision.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories, principles, and processes of the criminal justice system as they apply to the corrections field.
  • Identify career paths in the field of corrections.

Criminal Justice General Education Core (21-23 credits)

Criminal Justice Additional General Education (6 credits)

Criminal Justice Program Core (21 credits)

Total Credits: 60-62