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    ARE YOU READY FOR A JOB IN

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE: CORRECTIONS?
    Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
    Certificate of Proficiency (CP)

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    Accelerate your career: Start at entry level, or earn college credit to move up the ladder.

    Most courses available online: Flexible options also include evening classes.

    Outstanding Faculty: Practicing professionals (including police officers and lawyers) bring real-world experience to the classroom.

  • The STLCC Advantage

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    Criminal Justice: Corrections – Two degree options:

    • Associate in Applied Science Degree: 66-68 credit-hour program
      • For those seeking entry-level positions as correctional officers, city, county or state level.
      • Includes a general education component as well as concentrated coursework in criminal justice.
    • Certificate of Proficiency: 33-credit-hour program
      • Prepares students for entry-level employment and advancement in the corrections field.
      • Students learn to prevent crime through rehabilitation, probation, work release and other modern treatment techniques.
    One-on-one advice and guidance: Jobs in Criminal Justice often have various requirements in addition to the academic. We invite you to meet with an STLCC advisor or an STLCC program coordinator for help in creating the career pathway that is right for you.

    Strong foundation for career success: Students will study the correctional system as it relates to the total criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, private security, etc. Areas of focus can extend beyond incarceration, including probation, parole and rehabilitation.

    STLCC recruits faculty from professional ranks, including judges, lawyers, police officers, detectives and federal agents. You’ll learn from working professionals who can take you far beyond the textbook and share insight into real cases, instructors who will help you see how the system actually works.

    Stackable: Earn a certificate in Criminal Justice and your credits will apply towards the related AAS degree.

    Convenience: Most classes in this program are offered online, and evening classes are available on a rotating basis.

    More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region, and the second largest in Missouri.

    To find out if STLCC is right for you, we invite you to visit. You can meet with one of our faculty members, tour the campus, and get answers to questions. Click Here 

  • Career Opportunities

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    Jobs in Criminal Justice often have additional requirements such as background checks, credit checks, psychological testing and Police Academy training. Therefore we invite you to meet with an STLCC advisor or program coordinator for help in creating the career pathway that’s right for you.

    jobs
    • Corrections Dispatch
    • Correctional Officer in Correctional Facilities
    • Probation and Parole Officers
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    • Police Departments
    • State Department of Corrections
    • Law Enforcement Agencies
    • Insurance Companies
    • Banks
    • Retail Operations
    • Private Security Organizations
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  • Estimated Expenses and Financial Aid

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    STLCC provides a top quality education at a much more affordable cost than for-profit institutions.

    • St. Louis Community College provides a comprehensive financial aid program funded by federal, state and private agencies. READ MORE
    • STLCC provides a Net Price Calculator to help students estimate costs. READ MORE
    • For information on STLCC Scholarships READ MORE.
  • Students and Faculty

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    William E. Tucker, J.D.
    Phone: 314-644-9652
    E-mail: wtucker25@stlcc.edu

  • Program Curriculum and RAP

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    Criminal Justice: Corrections (AAS) 66 - 68 Credits

    Associate in Applied Science Degree
    Program Total 66-69 credits
    I. Career General Education 34-37 credits
    ENG:101 College Composition I 3
    ENG:102 College Composition II 3
    COM:101 Oral Communication I 3
    SOC:101 Introduction to Sociology 3
    PSY:200 General Psychology 3
    ANT:103 Cultural Variations (or)
    SOC:203 Crime and Deviance 3
    PSC:101 Introduction to American Politics 3
    MTH:xxx Math Elective (100 level or above) 3-4
    XXX:xxx Science Elective 3-4
    PHL:104 Ethics 3
    IS:101 Keyboarding (and) 1
    IS:116 Microcomputer Literacy (or)
    IS:151 Microcomputer Applications in Business 3-4
    II. Physical Education Activity 2 credits
    III. Area of Concentration 30 credits
    CRJ:101 American Correctional System 3
    CRJ:102 Rehabilitation, Parole and Probation 3
    CRJ:111 Rules of Criminal Evidence 3
    CRJ:122 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
    CRJ:123 Juvenile Justice 3
    CRJ:124 Criminal Law and Procedures 3
    CRJ:208 Correctional Policies and Procedures 3
    CRJ:209 Criminal Justice Practicum 3
    CRJ:211 Criminal Justice Practicum Seminar 3
    CRJ:xxx Criminal Justice Elective 3
    Certificate of Proficiency
    Program Total: 33 credits
    CRJ:101 American Correctional System 3
    CRJ:102 Rehabilitation, Parole and Probation 3
    CRJ:122 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
    CRJ:123 Juvenile Justice 3
    CRJ:124 Criminal Law and Procedures 3
    CRJ:208 Correctional Policies and Procedures 3
    ENG:101 College Composition I 3
    SOC:101 Introduction to Sociology 3
    SOC:203 Criminology and Deviance (or)
    ANT:103 Cultural Variations 3
    PSC:101 Introduction to American Politics 3
    PHL:104  Ethics 3

     

    Recommended Academic Plan (AAS)

    Check the Recommended Academic Plan, or RAP, for the suggested semester-by-semester course schedule. This map is designed to help keep you on track for a timely graduation.

     

    Recommended Academic Plan (CP)

    Check the Recommended Academic Plan, or RAP, for the suggested semester-by-semester course schedule. This map is designed to help keep you on track for a timely graduation.

    We invite you to meet with an STLCC advisor for one-on-one help in planning your pathway to this rewarding career. Click Here

     

    Related Programs
    Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
    Paramedic Technology
    Emergency Medical Technology
    Fire Protection Technology
    Human Services

  • Advisory Board

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    STLCC’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board brings together top professionals from the field of criminal justice. Members serve for two year terms, and we work hand-in-hand with this elite group to evaluate and update our curriculum, stay up-to-date on the latest innovations, and promote networking.

    Jessica Meyers
    Victim Advocate
    Crime Victim Advocacy Center

    Heidi Moore
    Coordinator
    Criminal Justice Ministries

    Tony Russo
    Chief
    St. Louis Community College Police

    Chris Bingham
    Assistant Director of Field Operations
    SLU Public Safety

    Rich Banahan
    Chief
    St. Louis Community College Police

    Jennifer Sachse
    Warden
    Missouri Department of Corrections

    Herb Bensen
    Director
    St. Louis County Justice Center

    Lt. William Kenny
    St. Clair County Sheriff

    Stephen Perry
    Police Officer
    St. Louis Metropolitan Police

    Ron Grames
    ‎Instructional Technology Supervisor
    St. Louis County Police Academy

    Rich Groeneman
    Attorney

    David Glenn
    Commander of Training & Special Projects
    St. Louis Public Schools Security

  • Additional Information

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    Resources
    National Criminal Justice Reference Service is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy and program development worldwide.

    The Center of Juvenile and Criminal Justice provides direct services, technical assistance and policy research in the criminal justice field.

    Crime Scene and Evidence Photography provides articles and resources on crime scene photography.

     

    Location

    The Criminal Justice: Corrections AAS and CP programs are offered at our Forest Park campus the CP program is available online, as well. In addition students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.

     

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