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Corrections Associate in Applied Science

Corrections – Associate in Applied Science (CORR.AAS)

Corrections officers are charged with safekeeping any person who has been arrested, is awaiting trial or is in a correctional institution. Officers maintain order within the institution, enforce rules and regulations and often supplement counseling that inmates received from mental health professionals. In addition to being prison/jail guards, corrections officers can work in other related positions, such as juvenile facilities.

Minimum credits61
Minimum cumulative GPA2.0
Minimum grade in all courses2.0
Minimum JC credits15
MACRAO AgreementNo

ADO 1: Write clearly, concisely and intelligibly (3 credits)

Take the following:

ADO 2: Speak clearly, concisely and intelligibly (3 credits)

Choose one of the following:

ADO 3: Demonstrate computational skills and mathematical reasoning (4 credits)

Take the following:

ADO 4: Demonstrate scientific reasoning (4 credits)

Choose one of the following:

ADO 5: Understand human behavior and social systems, the principles which govern them and their implications for the present and future (3 credits)

Take the following:

ADO 6: Understand aesthetic experience and artistic creativity (3 credits)

Choose one of the following:

ADO 7: Think critically

Program courses meet this requirement.

ADO 8: Make responsible decisions in personal and professional contexts (1-3 credits)

Choose one of the following:

ADO 9: Work productively with others, recognizing individual contributions to group success

Program courses meet this requirement.

ADO 10: Understand and respect the diversity and interdependence of the world’s peoples and cultures

Program courses, COM 231, COM 240 or CRJ 120, meet this requirement


Corrections Related Requirements – (16 credits)

Take the following:

Corrections Core Requirements – (15 credits)

Take the following:

Corrections Electives – (9 credits)

Choose nine credits from the following:

*Recommended for prospective State of Michigan correctional officers. Each corrections course must be completed with a 2.0 to meet the requirement of the Michigan Correctional Officers Training Council “Desired” background for students to be successful in particular courses (this is for courses that do not have specific prerequisites, but desired experience or knowledge) includes a willingness to help others, good interpersonal communication, and critical thinking skills. Students cannot start the program during winter semester and still complete in nine semesters due to prerequisites.

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* You may meet this prerequisite based on your course placement, ACT score or successful college coursework. Visit our web site for current assessment options and requirements.

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