Oakland Community College 


Corrections (CRJ.CRO.AAS)

Associate in Applied Science

   The Corrections program provides students with an educational background in: police administration and procedures, criminal investigations, and law. Graduation fulfills the entrance requirements for the Police Academy at OCC.
   NOTE: Completion of an Academy is required to become a sworn officer in the Criminal Justice field.
   Graduates choosing not to pursue sworn police officer status may be employed as civil servants in corrections, private-sector security, or choose to continue their education at the bachelor level.
   This program provides an in depth study of the correction process, the function of probation and parole, and administration of confinement facilities at various levels. Graduates may work in federal, state, or county correctional facilities or as assistant probation or case workers in some juvenile and adult correction  agencies.

Major Requirements Credits
COM 1290 Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 3
CRJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 1030 Police Communications 3
CRJ 1060 Introduction of Corrections 3
CRJ 1120 Criminal Law and Administration of Justice 3
CRJ 1220 Criminal Evidence and Procedure 3
CRJ 1720 Correctional Institutions/Facilities 3
CRJ 1820 Legal Issues in Corrections 3
CRJ 1830 Probation, Parole and Community Corrections 3
CRJ 1840 Correctional Client 3
CRJ 2310 Interview and Interrogation Techniques 3
CRJ 2403 Field Project 3
ENG 13501 Business Communications 3
PSY 2510 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 2810 Psychology of Adjustment 3
SOC 2510 Sociology 3
SOC 2530 Racial and Ethnic Group Relations 3
SOC 2610 Introduction to Criminology 3
See degree requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree.
General Education Requirement
See General Education Distribution Requirements
NOTE: The Criminal Justice faculty strongly encourage all CRJ students to take PER 2540 Medical First Responder; however, it does not satisfy the PER General Education Requirement.
1   Transfer students should select ENG 1510.
●   Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.