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Fall 2017 Catalog

Corrections Officer, Certificate


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Degree: Certificate
HEGIS Code: 5505
Curriculum Code: 2449.COR
Campus location: North, Distance Learning
Business and Public Service Division

Program Description

The Corrections Officer Certificate Program, as part of the Criminal Justice Program, is designed to meet the
needs of individuals interested in pursuing a career in corrections. It emphasizes correctional theory, law and
procedures, as well as applied social and behavioral sciences. Graduates may qualify for employment at federal,
state and county correctional facilities as correctional officers or supervisors, provided they meet standard
physical and moral standards. These positions may also require graduates to pass a civil service exam for
employment.

Program Competencies

Upon graduation with this certificate, the graduate will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of criminal justice vocabulary and structure and function of: law
    enforcement, courts and corrections;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical and historical background in the three parts of criminal
    justice: law enforcement, courts and corrections;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the impact of various philosophies of criminal justice: law enforcement,
    courts and corrections;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the theories on causes of crime: economic, sociological and psychological; and 
  • demonstrate an understanding of our correctional system; the use of penitentiaries and prisons in American
    society; probation and parole concepts and usages; the nature of punishment and present trends in
    corrections, including post-conviction options.

* Erie Community College and the Erie County Sheriff's Office entered into an agreement to provide 13 credit hours for Corrections Officer training through the New York State Corrections Officer Training for the basic course for corrections officers.

Curriculum

Total Degree Credits: 31

Fall Semester


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