Criminal Justice - Corrections - CERT


Contact: SHELDON STEWART (620)665-3460
Department Chair: BOBBY WHITE (620)728-4462

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 33 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3

Microcomputers and various software applications; hardware and software selection, integration, and implementation; fundamentals of operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and computer problem solving.

LE101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3

The historical development and the internal and external issues of the various components of the criminal justice system including police, corrections and the courts and how these interrelated components result in the administration of justice today.

LE109 Oral Communciations in Correctional Environment 3

Application of human communication skills in the corrections workplace; communications between correctional staff and also between correctional staff and inmates; self concept, perception, verbal and nonverbal messages, interpersonal relationships, and small group communication.

LE110 Corrections Report Writing 3

Basic concepts of written communications adapted to the specific tasks encountered in the corrections profession; dealing with conflict and cooperation, proper grammar and writing information and proper corrections reports; group discussions, structured exercises to build vocabulary, written communication, oral communication and narrative report writing for the corrections field.

LE111 Ethical Decision Making in Criminal Justice 3

Ethical considerations facing the correctional employee; determining moral behavior, developing moral and ethical behavior, ethics and criminal justice, ethics and the courts, policy and management issues and professionalism.

LE112 Special Populations in Corrections 3

The unique needs and issues of specialized inmate populations; management strategies and programming necessary to humanely incarcerate these groups and to prepare them for successful reintegration into free society; the medically and mentally ill, the mentally challenged, women, juveniles convicted as adults, the elderly, high risk inmates, and those with unique or non-mainstream religious needs.

LE115 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice 3

The historical precedents and philosophical reasons for treating juveniles differently from adults; empirical evidence about child development that can illuminate the reasons for their special status within the system; major theories that have been proposed as explanations of delinquent behavior; detailed overview of the juvenile justice system, from its beginnings to the current state of the institution.

LE201 Introduction to Corrections 3

Introductory study of the field of corrections; correctional process of probation, institutions, and parole; survey of correction careers and correction theories.

LE205 Criminal Law 3

History, scope and nature of law; parties to a crime; classification of offenses; criminal acts and intent; the capacity to commit crime; and criminal defenses; elements of misdemeanor and felony crimes.

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3

Development and interaction of the individual in society with consideration of the culture, structures, functions of societies, social groups and institutions with emphasis on social interaction and its relation to personality and human action.

SP100 Workplace Spanish 3

A study of workplace Spanish for non-Spanish-speaking employers and employees who need to enhance communication in the workplace, with both colleagues and customers; phonetic encoding to address Spanish commands, questions, and phrases critical in the workplace.

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