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Corrections AS

The Associate of Science Degree (Corrections) is designed to prepare New River Community and Technical College students for introductory-level careers in the field of corrections. Graduates of this program may find employment as correctional officers, parole or probation officers, or counselors at the federal, state and local level.

Up to 13 hours credit will be awarded to individuals within this discipline who present to the registrar a photocopy of graduation certificate from either an accredited police academy or an accredited state or federal correctional academy.

Credit awarded for Academy Certificate

Number

Title

Hrs

CRMJ 151

Intro to Criminal Justice

3

CRMJ 221

American Correctional Systems

3

CRMJ 132

Criminal Justice Writing

3

HLTH 201

Safety and First Aid

2

PHED

 

2

Total Hours

13

REQUIRED COURSES

Corrections

Total Degree Hours: 64

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CRMJ 151

Intro to Criminal Justice

3

CRMJ 163

Criminal Law

3

ENGL 101

Composition

3

SOCI 210

Principles of Sociology

3

Statistics or Computer Programming/Applications

3

Restricted Core D Elective: choose from

2

PHED 104

Aerobics

PHED 106

Tennis/Racquetball

PHED 108

Swimming Mechs/Water Safety

Total Semester Hours

17

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CRMJ 164

Criminal Procedure/Evidence

3

CRMJ 252

Sub Abuse/Crim Justice Sys

3

MATH 101

General Math (or higher)

3

PSYC 103

General Psychology

3

Restricted English Elective: choose from

3

ENGL 102

Research

ENGL 103

Technical Writing

Total Semester Hours

15

 


Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CRMJ 132

Criminal Justice Writing/Comm

3

CRMJ 208

Criminology

3

CRMJ 221

American Correctional Systems

3

HLTH 201

Safety and First Aid

2

General Elective

3

Restricted Social Science Elective: choose from

3

PSYC 210

Life Span/Human Development

PSYC 212

Psychology of Women

SOCI 223

Social Deviance

SOCI 224

Marriage/Family Relations

 

Total Semester Hours

17

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CRMJ 210

Correctional Management

3

CRMJ 292

Juvenile Delinquency

3

POSC 218

State and Local Government

3

Restricted History Elective: choose from

3

HIST 101

World Civilization I

HIST 102

World Civilization II

HIST 105

American History I

HIST 106

American History II

Restricted Social Science Elective: choose from

3

PSYC 210

Life Span/Human Development

PSYC 212

Psychology of Women

SOCI 223

Social Deviance

SOCI 224

Marriage and Family Relations

Total Semester Hours

15

Evaluation Sheet

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Accreditation Presentation

If you would like to learn more about the Self Study conducted by New River CTC in preparation for the Higher Learning Commission site visit Oct. 27-29, click here to view a video of the presentation by Libby Rogers.