Corrections Certificate (CRRC)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

The primary purpose of this program is to accommodate in-service officers interested in a specialized field. All
courses in this program can be applied to an Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Pre-service students are also eligible to enroll. Specific career opportunities include corrections officer, human services aide, residential juvenile counseling, street outreach counseling, and juvenile corrections aide.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the functions of the criminal justice system.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the functions of corrections and how corrections relate to the entire criminal justice system.
  • develop historical perspective of the principles, theories, and challenges inherent in corrections.
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Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CJA 101 Intro to Criminal Justice System 3
CJA 116 Corrections Administration 3
CJA 119 Juvenile Justice 3
CJA 201 Crim Evidence & Court Procedure 3
CJA 225  Probation and Parole 3
CJA 240 Criminal Law 3
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 151
or SOC 250
Modern Social Problems
Electives* Free Electives 6
Total Credits 30
* Recommended electives are ENG 105, ENG 107, and ENG 111.

Corrections (Certificate)

Approximate Cost of Program
Books: 2,000 Fees: 810 Tuition: 3,000
Books: 2,000 Fees: 1,080 Tuition: 6,000
Out of State    
Books: 2,000 Fees: 1,350 Tuition: 9,000
Schuylkill County    
Books: 2,000 Fees: 1,080 Tuition: 4,500

On-Campus Room & Board: Not Offered
More cost information can be found here: Tuition & Fees
Length of Program
Intended time to complete: 12 months