Corrections Administration

Academic Division of Professional Programs

The Quincy College Corrections Administration certificate introduces students to the challenges and processes of administering criminal sanctions. The Certificate exposes students to a wide array of topics including juvenile justice, the impact of drug addiction on the correctional process, community corrections, managing a diverse and deviant population, and multiculturalism in Corrections, with required courses promoting a well-rounded correctional professional by combining both custodial and administrative topics, and the electives promoting individual interests in custodial or therapeutic practices. Successful completion will help prepare students for practice in Corrections at both governmental and private agencies.

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The Quincy College Corrections Administration certificate introduces students to the challenges and processes of administering criminal sanctions. The Certificate exposes students to a wide array of topics including juvenile justice, the impact of drug addiction on the correctional process, community corrections, managing a diverse and deviant population, and multiculturalism in Corrections, with required courses promoting a well-rounded correctional professional by combining both custodial and administrative topics, and the electives promoting individual interests in custodial or therapeutic practices. Successful completion will help prepare students for practice in Corrections at both governmental and private agencies.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of the program the student should be able to:

  • Explain the environment and influences impacting the field of juvenile and adult corrections including probation and parole
  • Describe how management theory and criminal justice philosophies inform correctional practices
  • Identify challenges of and responses to the deviant population within a correctional institution
  • Compare and contrast the custodial and therapeutic mission of corrections
  • Discuss the importance of interpersonal or intercultural communications to achieve the correctional mission

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Corrections Administration Courses
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    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • CJS 107
    • Juvenile Delinquency
    • 3
    This course covers selected theories of delinquency, programs of prevention and control, treatment, confinement, utilization of community resources, and the history and current role of the juvenile court. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.
    • CJS 202
    • Introduction to Corrections
    • 3
    This course covers a critical analysis of the American system of corrections. Covers important historical developments and the range of treatment and/or punishment options available to government, including prisons, jails, reformatories, and community treatment programs. Probation and parole are considered as an integral part of corrections. Current correctional philosophy and treatment approaches on federal, state, and local levels of government are assessed. The interrelated nature of all aspects of corrections is emphasized, with particular focus on policy analysis and decision-making.
    • CJS 204
    • Probation, Parole & Community Corrections
    • 3
    Probation, parole, and other community-based sanctions, procedures, practices, and personnel are surveyed and evaluated. Probation, parole, and community-based correctional programs are presented in their historical, philosophical, social, and legal context. Theory and practice are integrated to the greatest extent possible.
    • CJS 206
    • Corrections Administration
    • 3
    This course will introduce students to the work of a Corrections Administrator by examining the rewards and challenges of working in corrections. Through the review of corrections history, theory, policy and current practice, students will develop a pragmatic understanding of issues related to managing an offender population in dynamic and difficult environments. This course includes a review of corrections history and background, contemporary critical issues, corrections operations, and projecting future needs. Additional topics will include environmental impact, leadership theory and application, staff roles and supervision, managing risk, community corrections, managing special populations, and future considerations. This course is specifically applicable to those seeking employment in corrections institutions, field services, and community-based corrections.
    • ENG 224
    • Writing for Professionals
    • 3
    Students develop writing techniques and conventions peculiar to magazine writing, advertising, business, technical writing, and editorializing. Ads, technical articles, reports, abstracts, manuals, and documentation will be practiced.

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