|Course Code||Title||Course Outlines||Goal Areas||Credits|
|PSYC 1150||General Psychology and||View-PSYC 1150||n/a||3|
|PSYC 2320||Psychological Disorders and||View-PSYC 2320||n/a||3|
|POLS 2130||Constitutional Law and||View-POLS 2130||n/a||3|
|SOC 1710||Introduction to Criminal Justice and||View-SOC 1710||n/a||3|
|SOC 1730||Juvenile Justice and||View-SOC 1730||n/a||3|
|SOC 2730||Introduction to Corrections and||View-SOC 2730||n/a||3|
|SOC 2750||Community Corrections||View-SOC 2750||n/a||3|
Course Title: General Psychology Goal Areas: 05 Credits: 3
Course Description: This course provides an overview of topics in psychology. Topics may include history of psychology, research methods, physiological psychology, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, memory, motivation and emotion, personality, stress and coping, abnormal behavior, therapy, and social psychology. Students are strongly encouraged to check with an advisor to determine if this is the appropriate course for their degree/program. You must meet perquisites or obtain instructor permission to take this course.
Course Title: Introduction to Criminal Justice Goal Areas: 05 Credits: 3
Course Description: This course covers the history, organization, and function of the criminal justice system in the United States. Topics include foundations of crime and justice, victimization, crime statistics and the extent of crime, police issues, court systems, corrections, and future trends. Note: Sociology 1110 recommended prior to taking this course.
Course Title: Juvenile Justice Goal Areas: n/a Credits: 3
Course Description: This course analyzes the juvenile justice system and its historical and philosophical development, including theories of social causes and effects of delinquency. Students will learn strategies for working with juveniles and for preventing and investigating delinquency. The course provides a working knowledge of Minnesota statutes pertaining to juveniles through the study of case law, report writing, skills exercises, and simulation.
Course Title: Constitutional Law Goal Areas: 05 Credits: 3
Course Description: This course will acquaint students with the content of the United States Constitution and its amendments; its interpretations within political, social, and historical contexts; and will examine the reasoning process in major judicial decisions.Prerequisite: Soc 1710 or PolS 1100
Course Title: Psychological Disorders Goal Areas: 05 Credits: 3
Course Description: This course is an introduction to the origin, classification, and treatment of psychological disorders. Topics include historical and research issues, adjustment reactions to stress, neuroses, personality disorders, psychoses, types of psychotherapy, legal and ethical issues. Formerly Titled: Abnormal PsychologyPrerequisite: Psyc 1150 or Psyc 1160 or consent of instructor
Course Title: Introduction to Corrections Goal Areas: 05 Credits: 3
Course Description: This course examines corrections as a major component of the criminal justice system in the United States. Topics may include programs, practices and critical issues. Prerequisite: Soc 1710 or Consent of Instructor
Course Title: Community Corrections Goal Areas: 05 Credits: 3
Course Description: This course studies the purposes and goals of community-based corrections and explores alternatives to incarceration in centralized penal institutions. Addresses issues related to diversion programs, the management of offenders in community settings and re-entry programs. Examines the role of community corrections and restorative justice practices within the broader correctional system. Offers students insights into the daily experiences of those working in the field of community corrections.
|Total Credits Required||21|
The Corrections Certificate is designed for students who are interested in careers that exist in corrections. These careers include Correctional Officer, Jailer, Juvenile Detention Officer, Sentence to Serve Crew Leader, Community Corrections Case Aides, Monitoring Specialists, and other positions within the field of corrections.
Certificates may be earned for successful completion of courses in a specialized program of study with a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (C). A certificate shall include 9 to 30 semester credits. At least one third of the total credits required for each certificate must be completed at North Hennepin Community College.
Developmental Courses Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.
Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access Information North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 7634930555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 18006273529.
North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the:
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
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