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Certificate of Applied Science – Corrections Officer

The one-year Certificate of Applied Science – Corrections Officer certificate provides students with a foundation of knowledge in the field of corrections and the institutionalization of criminal offenders. The certificate program prepares students for a career in both public and private corrections and detention facilities. 

Program Outcomes

  • Help students build a strong base of knowledge in the field of corrections
  • Prepare students for entry-level employment in public and private corrections-related organizations
  • Assist students in the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, and the ability to conceptualize ideas
  • Expose students to courses in computation, communication, and human relations, and will assist students in developing an understanding and appreciation for diversity, social responsibility and the participation in public affairs
  • Serve those students seeking a career in corrections by providing in-depth and practical skills based exposure to the corrections component of criminal justice

Plan of Study Dawson Community College
CAS – Corrections Officer

Name:
Freshman Year
Fall Semester Fall a
DCC101 Dawson College Success 1
CJUS220 Intro To Corrections 3
CJLE109 Police Report Writing 3
COMX111 Intro to Public Speaking 3
CJUS121 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
SOCI211* Intro to Criminology 3
ECP100 First Aid and CPR 1
17
Spring Semester Spring a
CJUS230 Police Organization 3
CJLE212 Defensive Tactics 2
CJUS208 CJ Ethics and Leadership 3
Math Math 105 or higher 3
PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3
CAPP131 Basic MS Office 3

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