Criminal Justice Corrections - CERT

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Contact: SHELDON STEWART stewarts@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3460
Department Chair: BOBBY WHITE Whiteb@hutchcc.edu (620)728-4462

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

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 18 credit hours.

Requirements

Course Title Credits
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.

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.

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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