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Criminal Justice: Corrections

Criminal Justice: Corrections

Criminal Justice: Corrections

Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

The curriculum for the new degree in Criminal Justice has been designed with a common core as the first year of the course work providing interdisciplinary education critical for both law enforcement and corrections students.

During the second year, students will select a major in either law enforcement or corrections based on their intended career pathway. The curriculum has been designed to incorporate industry standard certificates and to maximize transfer options for students into bachelor’s degree programs 

 

Hocking College is excited to announce a new partnership with the University of Cincinnati’s Criminal Justice program, which is not only nationally ranked, but also ranked number one in the state of Ohio.

Hocking College offers an Associate’s degree in criminal justice, allowing students to select a concentration in either corrections or law enforcement.  Students in law enforcement will have the option of taking the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Academy (POB) during their last semester at Hocking College, which will allow them to graduate with both an Associate’s degree in criminal justice and their Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) certification*.

This partnership allows students in the criminal justice program to complete their Associate’s degree in either concentration (corrections or law enforcement) during their first 2 years at Hocking College, then continue on to the University of Cincinnati to earn their Bachelor’s degree within another 2 years. Students who choose this route will be able to save both time and money.

Because UC offers an online Bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice, students are able to earn their degree remotely. This offers more flexibility for those students who wish to enter the workforce upon graduation from Hocking College, all while continuing to earn a Bachelor’s degree.

*Dependent on passing state test

 

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice with a major in Corrections:

  • Describe the responsibilities and administrative competencies of each component of the criminal justice system.
  • Describe the U.S. constitutional rights of all citizens as they apply to the criminal justice system.
  • Students will be able to identify the 3 main approaches used to explain criminal behavior.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use the Ohio Revised Code as a professional resource.
  • Students will be able to write complete, factual, accurate and concise reports which will aid other professionals in making informed decisions.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the four goals of corrections: deterrence, rehabilitation, retribution, and incapacitation.
  • Identify the major challenges in contemporary corrections (special populations, privatization of prisons, costs, etc.).
  • Demonstrate and implement basic knowledge of counseling theories and techniques to diverse populations

 

Additional Outcomes

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Hocking College

2018 - 2019 Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice - Major in Corrections

Total Credit Hours:
62.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$2,067.00

Class Hours: 46.0
Lab Hours: 38.0

Total Credit Hours:
62.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$2,067.00

Class Hours: 46.0
Lab Hours: 38.0

 

Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  CJ-1101 Criminal Justice Systems 2.00 2.00 3.00 $125.00
  CJ-1103 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3.00 0.00 3.00 $75.00
  CJ-1130 Criminology 2.00 2.00 3.00 $150.00
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  MATH-1103 Applied Mathematics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $182.00
    Totals 14.00 6.00 17.00 $662.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  CJ-1190 Chemical Abuse and Dependency 2.00 2.00 3.00 $75.00
  CJ-1150 Juvenile Delinquency 2.00 2.00 3.00 $125.00
  CJ-2225 Interview Techniques and Report Writing 2.00 2.00 3.00 $125.00
  CJ-1163 Crisis Recognition and Referral 2.00 2.00 3.00 $75.00
  CJ-1121 Constitutional, Criminal and Civil Law 2.00 0.00 2.00 $70.00
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
    Totals 13.00 8.00 17.00 $510.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  CJ-1164 Probation and Parole (SL) 2.00 2.00 3.00 $125.00
  CJ-2200 Incarceration Issues 2.00 2.00 3.00 $80.00
  PSYC-1101 General Psychology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
  EM-1134 Basic Life Support (CPR)/BFA 0.00 3.00 1.00 $110.00
  SOCI-1101 Introduction to Sociology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
    Totals 10.00 7.00 13.00 $345.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  CJ-2264 Capstone Justice Administration 1.00 4.00 3.00 $125.00
  CJ-2296 Criminal Justice Practicum 2.00 7.00 3.00 $75.00
  CJ-2204 The Sexual Offender 2.00 2.00 3.00 $75.00
  CJ-2206 Deviant Behavior 2.00 2.00 3.00 $125.00
  CJ-2207 Victimology 2.00 2.00 3.00 $150.00
    Totals 9.00 17.00 15.00 $550.00
FIRST SEMESTER
Class Hours:14.00 Lab Hours: 6.00 Cost: $662.00

SECOND SEMESTER
Class Hours: 13.00 Lab Hours: 8.00 Cost: $510.00

THIRD SEMESTER
Class Hours: 10.00 Lab Hours: 7.00 Cost: $345.00

FOURTH SEMESTER
Class Hours: 9.00 Lab Hours: 17.00 Cost: $550.00

Additional Resources

Criminal Justice: CorrectionsA Career in Criminal Justice: Corrections 
Offers Ample Job Opportunities

Students who come to Hocking College for this program benefit from the variety of possibilities for their future career.

Hocking College Graduates with this degree have found positions as Corrections Officers; Court Administrators; Criminal Investigators; Park Rangers; Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement; Halfway House Counselors and Managers; US Postal Inspectors; Public and Private Security; Parole Officers; Wardens; Probation Officers; and Internal Revenue Service Workers.


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Student Learning Outcomes 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

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Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice with a major in Corrections:

  • Describe the responsibilities and administrative competencies of each component of the criminal justice system.
  • Describe the U.S. constitutional rights of all citizens as they apply to the criminal justice system.
  • Students will be able to identify the 3 main approaches used to explain criminal behavior.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use the Ohio Revised Code as a professional resource.
  • Students will be able to write complete, factual, accurate and concise reports which will aid other professionals in making informed decisions.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the four goals of corrections: deterrence, rehabilitation, retribution, and incapacitation.
  • Identify the major challenges in contemporary corrections (special populations, privatization of prisons, costs, etc.).
  • Demonstrate and implement basic knowledge of counseling theories and techniques to diverse populations
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Retention Rates

Retention rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research utilizing the following criteria:
  • All registered fall/autumn students with registration status for the following fall/autumn.
  • Excludes special populations - College Credit Plus, Non Degree, Online Military and University Center.
  • Potential for upcoming fall/autumn excludes graduates from that fall/autumn, spring and summer terms.
Academic Year Retention Rate
2016 - 2017 67%
2015 - 2016 N/A**
2014 - 2015 N/A**

2017 - 2018 Retention Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Retention Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Retention Rate: N/A

2014 - 2015 Retention Rate: N/A

2013 - 2014 Retention Rate: N/A

 

Graduation Rates 

Graduation rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research. To ensure appropriate time for data collection, this report will be run and posted annually in the last week of September for the previous academic year. It should be noted that annual graduation rates may change as students continue to graduate. The following criteria will be utilized for the calculation of graduation rates:

  • Overall Program Completion Rate is defined as a percentage of the ratio: 

    All graduates of the program
    _________________________________________________________________
    All students with the program in their history of programs of study

  • For the purposes of reporting, the program completion rates are aggregated by academic year of entry.
  • A student is considered to have completed or graduated from a program or certificate by virtue of having been awarded the degree or certificate.
  • A student is considered to be undertaking activity in a program of study for the duration of time that they are in an active status in a program or certificate. This is defined by having a Program of Study with a status of ‘A’ during the duration of time they are taking coursework.  Should a student move in and out of active status in a program of study while continuing to take coursework, we only take into account the student’s activity while the program has an active status for that particular program of study.
Academic Year Graduation Rate
2016 - 2017 8.7%
2015 - 2016 N/A**
2014 - 2015 N/A**

2017 - 2018 Graduation Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Graduation Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Graduation Rate: N/A

  **New academic programs and curriculums being re-designed based on industry needs will have outcome data available after one complete graduation cycle.

2017 - 2018 Employment Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Employment Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Employment Rate: N/A

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