Public Safety Administration: Corrections Management Certificate

Law Enforcement Management
Program Code: C55480C1

Public Safety Administration: Corrections Management Certificate

The Corrections Management certificate quickly prepares corrections officers for management positions within their facility or division, or other agencies. The certificate can be used as a stepping stone or building block in working toward a Public Safety Administration degree.

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: CJC, ENG, PAD, and PST

Courses in this program

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This course covers the history, major philosophies, components, and current practices and problems of the field of corrections. Topics include historical evolution, functions of the various components, alternatives to incarceration, treatment programs, inmate control, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the various components, processes, and functions of the correctional system.  This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course that satisfies English Composition.

This course includes an overview of the role of the public administrator in government and an examination of the development and implementation of public policy. Topics include public personnel administration and management, decision making, public affairs, ethics, organizational theories, budgetary functions within governmental agencies, and other governmental issues. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the functions of government in society and in the lives of people composing that society.

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Curriculum is based on the 2022-23 catalog.

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