Criminal Justice — Corrections/Probation and Parole

Program Information

Program Code: 
Degree Type: 
Associate in Arts
Year Established: 
Social Science - (313) 845-9625 -

The Corrections/Probation and Parole curriculum is designed for students interested public service work with offenders within correctional institutions, such as jails or prisons, or in professional work outside correctional institutions, juveniles and those on probation or parole.

Career Opportunities: 

The curriculum 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. * Counseling
* Prison Corrections Officer * Probation/Parole Officer * Social Work

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612,, Learning Resource Center). Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

  • Central Michigan University
  • Davenport University
  • Madonna University
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn

Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
60 (Including Options/Electives)

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Arts Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Arts degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education when applicable.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.