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This program provides a broad overview of corrections, probation and parole in both concepts and procedures. There are opportunities for employment in this growing field in local, state and federal agencies working in corrections at both community and institutional levels.

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Program Admissions Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED highly recommended.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Recognize and practice ethical behavior associated with the criminal justice and public safety professions.
  2. Apply local, state, and federal legal standards, including statutory and case law, to adults and juveniles in civil and criminal matters, in both public and private sectors.
  3. Purposefully adapt oral, written and non-verbal styles and techniques to communicate effectively in diverse professional roles and environments.
  4. Maintain personal health and well-being in carrying out professional responsibilities.
  5. Apply psychology and counseling principles and knowledge of community corrections, correctional facilities and programs to manage and provide services to community based and institutionalized offenders and prepare institutionalized offenders for community re-entry when appropriate.

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CJ-1070 Introduction to Corrections 3
CJ-1000 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ-1120 Criminal Court Procedures 2
CJ-1130 Criminal Evidence 2
CJ-1320 Ethics in Criminal Justice 2
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CJ-1010 Computers in Criminal Justice 2
CJ-1500 Community Intervention Resources 4
MATH-1xxx1000-level MATH course or higher 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II  
Honors College Composition II  
Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
Honors Speech Communication  
Select one of the following: 3
American National Government  
Honors American National Government  
General Psychology  
Honors General Psychology  
Introductory Sociology  
Honors Introductory Sociology  
Introduction to Urban Studies  
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
CJ-2300 Juvenile Delinquency 2
CJ-2510 Community Supervision and Aftercare 4
CJ-xxxxCriminal Justice Elective 2
Arts and Humanities 3
Select one of the following: 3
Computer Applications  
Honors Computer Applications  
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Semester
CJ-2530 Correctional Case Management 3
CJ-2840 Corrections: Principles and Practices 3
CJ-2990 Issues in Supervision 4
CJ-xxxxCriminal Justice Elective 3
CJ-xxxxCriminal Justice Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours60