CURRICULUM GUIDE

Criminal Justice, Corrections
Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0170  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

This degree program prepares an individual for a career as a probation or
parole officer, corrections officer, halfway house administrator, jail
corrections officer, juvenile corrections professional, or for a local
corrections position. Not all courses in this program transfer to all
colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or
counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

Contact the Public Services Department, Old Central Building, Room 232,
telephone number (517) 483-1570.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 31 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CISB 100    Intro Computer Info Systems                                      3
CJUS 101    Intro to Criminal Justice                                        3
CJUS 106    Intro to Juvenile Justice                                        3
CJUS 134    Probation and Parole                                             3
CJUS 245    Report Writing in CJ                                             2
LEGL 160    Critical Thinking in Law                                         3
PSYC 200    Introduction to Psychology                                       4
SOCL 120    Introduction to Sociology                                        4
SPCH 110    Oral Communic in the Workplace                                   3
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 30 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             3 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area (See Note 1)                      0
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:  Corrections Specialization (Choose 1 Subchoice)          15 Credits
Subchoice 2A:  Correctional Officer Vocational Certificate (See Note 2)
CJUS 131    Introduction to Corrections                                      3
CJUS 135    Legal Issues in Corrections                                      3
CJUS 250    Correctional Institutions                                        3
CJUS 251    Correctional Clients                                             3
CJUS 255    Human Relations/Criminal Just                                    3

Subchoice 2B:  Juvenile Care Worker Certificate (See Note 3)
CJUS 126    Juvenile Offenders/Their Fam                                     3
CJUS 133    Juvenile Residential Services                                    3
CJUS 286    Juvenile Internship I                                            3
CJUS 287    Juvenile Internship II                                           3
HUSE 100    Introduction of Human Services                                   3

CHOICE 3:   Related Professional Courses (See Note 4)            12-15 Credits
CHDV 111    Child Guidance/Communication                                     4
CJUS 102    Crime Cause and Conditions                                       3
CJUS 126    Juvenile Offenders/Their Fam                                     3
CJUS 204    Criminal Investigation                                           4
CJUS 205    Policing into the 21st Century                                   3
HUSE 110    Intro/Child Abuse and Neglect                                    3
HUSE 112    Understanding/Substance Abuse                                    3
HUSE 120    Introduction/Family Violence                                     2
HUSE 240    Substance Abuse: Spec Pop/Adol                                   3
PSYC 202    Psychology of Personality                                        3
PSYC 203    Social Psychology                                                3
PSYC 204    Educational Psychology                                           3
PSYC 205    Human Growth and Development                                     3
PSYC 221    Child Psychology                                                 3
PSYC 222    Adolescent Psychology                                            3
PSYC 250    Abnormal Psychology                                              3
SOCL 255    Contemporary Social Problems                                     3

County & Local Detention Vocational Certificate (See Note 5)                  
CJUS 130    Local Detention                                                  3
CJUS 242    Unarmed Defense                                                  3
CJUS 246    Jail Safety and ID Issues                                        4
CJUS 256    Interpersonal Comm in Jails                                      1
WRIT 117    Writing Preparation (See Note 6)                                 4
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   61

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    Students completing these five courses with a minimum 2.0 grade in each
      class will receive the Michigan Corrections Officer Vocational
3.    Students completing the five courses in subchoice 2B and CISB 100, CJUS
      106, PSYC 200, SOCL 120, and WRIT 124 with a minimum 2.0 grade in each
      course will receive the Juvenile Care Worker Certificate, which is
      endorsed by the Michigan Juvenile Detention Association.
4.    Students may select a combination of Choice 3 courses to fulfill this
      requirement.  Students following the Correctional Officer specialty
      should select courses from CHOICE 3 with a CJUS or SOCL course code, or
      courses listed within the County and Local Detention Vocational
      Certificate.  Students following the Juvenile Care Worker specialty
      should select courses from CHOICE 3 with a CHDV, HUSE, PSYC or SOCL
      course code.
5.    Students completing these five courses and CJUS 135, CJUS 245, CJUS 251
      and CJUS 255 with a minimum 2.0 grade in each class will receive the
      County and Local Detention Vocational Certificate.
6.    This course will be waived if student scores five or above on the
      Writing Placement Test.  This test is administered free of charge in the
      Assessment Center, Room 2100, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center.
7.    All Vocational Certificate courses are certified by the Michigan
      Corrections Officer Training Council.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

Subchoice 2A - Correctional Officer Vocational Certificate
I                 II                III               IV
CJUS 101          CJUS 106          CISB 100          CJUS 255
CJUS 131          CJUS 245          CJUS 134          PSYC 200
LEGL 160          CJUS 250          CJUS 135          Lim.Ch.1
SOCL 120          CJUS 251          Lim.Ch.3          Lim.Ch.3
WRIT 124          SPCH 110          Lim.Ch.3          Lim.Ch.3
Subchoice 2B - Juvenile Care Worker Certificate
I                 II                III               IV
CJUS 101          CJUS 126          CISB 100          CJUS 287
CJUS 106          CJUS 133          CJUS 134          Lim.Ch.1
LEGL 160          CJUS 245          CJUS 286          Lim.Ch.3
SOCL 120          SPCH 110          HUSE 100          Lim.Ch.3
WRIT 124          PSYC 200          Lim.Ch.3          Lim.Ch.3