Criminal Justice — Corrections/Probation and Parole
Designed for students interested in public service work conducted in correctional institutions, such as jails or prisons, or in professional work outside correctional institutions with juveniles or adults on probation or parole. Students completing the program benefit from articulation agreements with Eastern Michigan University, Madonna University, University of Michigan-Dearborn, and Lake Superior State University. Successfully completing this program allows students to continue their studies toward a bachelor degree in criminal justice with no loss of credit hours.
- Describe the different psychological effects of incarceration on inmates and staff.
- Develop a well written report which effectively analyzes and communicates a given situation.
- Demonstrate and integrate an understanding of ethics and ethical behavior in/at all levels of corrections, parole, and probation.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply case, criminal, and custodial law by analyzing fact patterns and situations.
- Characterize the special needs related to the treatment of criminals in the correctional system (e.g., mentally ill, HIV, female).
- Compare and contrast how the effects of race, education, and economics impacts the corrections field.
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
The following courses are required in this program and satisfy HFC’s General Education Outcomes for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses. All Associate in Arts degrees require at least 24 General Education credits total, including at least three credit hours from the five areas below. For this program:
Civil Society & Culture: Complete the following:
- WR-131: Religious Traditions in the World
- Complete 6 additional credit hours from the following:
- EDU-260: History and Civics in Elementary Schools
- GEOG-132: World Regional Geography
- HIST-151: American History I
- HIST-152: American History II
- POLS-101: American Government: Democratic Participation and Civic Engagement
- POLS-131: Introduction to American Government and Political Science
- POLS-152: International Relations
- POLS-200: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
- SOC-131: Introduction to Sociology
- SOC-152: Women, Men, and Society
- SOC-251: Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Society
Communication: Complete the following:
Computer Technology: Complete the following:
Critical Thinking & Information Literacy: Complete the following:
Quantitative Literacy: Complete one of the following:
- MATH-115: College Algebra
- MATH-121: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I
- MATH-131: Mathematics for the Modern World
- MATH-150: Finite Mathematics
- MATH-153: Calculus for Business, Life Science, and Social Sciences
- MATH-175: Precalculus
- MATH-180: Calculus I
- MATH-183: Calculus II
- MATH-221: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
- MATH-225: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III
- MATH-280: Calculus III
- MATH-283: Linear Algebra
- MATH-289: Differential Equations
Note: For this program, General Education minimum credits: 24
Wellness Group: Complete the following:
Humanities: Complete at least 2 credit hours from the following:
- Art (ART), Dance (DNCA), English (ENG) (except ENG-131, 132, 135), Foreign Language, Humanities (HUM), Interior Design (INTR), Journalism (JOUR), Music (MUS), Philosophy (PHIL), Telecommunication (TCM), Speech (SPC), Theatre (STH), World Religion (WR) (except WR 131).
- NOTE: Remaining degree requirements for Humanities are fulfilled in the General Education area.
Science and Mathematics: Complete two science courses from different disciplines, one with a lab, from the following:
- Astronomy (ASTR), Atmospheric Science (ATMS), Biology (BIO), Geology (GEOL), Physics (PHYS) or Science (SCI) (7 credit hours minimum).
- NOTE: Remaining degree requirements for Science and Math are fulfilled in the General Education area.
Social Science: The Social Science degree requirement is fulfilled within the Required Core Courses and General Education areas.
NOTE: For this program, Degree-Specific minimum credits: 12
Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses - Criminal Justice — Corrections/Probation and Parole
Requirements are Subject to Change
- University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Eastern Michigan University
- Madonna University
Prepares students to take various entry-level positions and certification exams. Most people start out in entry-level positions as corrections officers or in court probation departments upon completion of an associate’s degree. For future advancement in the institutional field or work in probation and parole, a bachelor’s degree is highly recommended.