CURRICULAR GUIDE

Criminal Justice, Corrections
Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0170  (Effective Fall 2001 - Summer 2006)

This degree program prepares an individual for a career as a probation or
parole officer, corrections officer, halfway house administrator, jail
corrections officer, juvenile corrections professional, or for a local
corrections position. Not all courses in this program transfer to all
colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or
counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  For information on how to fulfill all general education
requirements, see page 23.

Contact the Criminal Justice and Law Center, Old Central Building, Room 232,
telephone number (517) 483-1570.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 49 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CISB 100    Intro Computer Info Systems                                      3
CJUS 101    Intro to Criminal Justice                                        3
CJUS 106    Intro to Juvenile Justice                                        3
CJUS 133    Juvenile Residential Services                                    3
CJUS 134    Probation and Parole                                             3
CJUS 245    Report Writing in CJ                                             2
LEGL 160    Critical Thinking in Law                                         3
PSYC 200    Introduction to Psychology                                       4
SOCL 120    Introduction to Sociology                                        4
SPCH 110    Oral Communic in the Workplace                                   3
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

Vocational Certificate Requirements (See Note 1)
CJUS 131    Introduction to Corrections                                      3
CJUS 135    Legal Issues in Corrections                                      3
CJUS 250    Correctional Institutions                                        3
CJUS 251    Correctional Clients                                             3
CJUS 255    Human Relations/Criminal Just                                    3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 13 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             3 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 2)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area (See Note 2)                      0
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 2)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See page 23 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement. Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Related Professional Courses (See Note 3)               10 Credits
CJUS 102    Crime Causes and Conditions                                      3
CJUS 126    Juvenile Offenders/Their Fam                                     3
CJUS 204    Criminal Investigation                                           4
CJUS 205    Policing into the 21st Century                                   3
SOCL 255    Contemporary Social Problems                                     3
County and Local Detention Vocational Certificate (See Note 4)
CJUS 130    Local Detention                                                  3
CJUS 242    Unarmed Defense                                                  3
CJUS 246    Jail Safety and I.D. Issues                                      4
CJUS 256    Interpersonal Comm in Jails                                      1
WRIT 117    Writing Preparation (See Note 5)                                 4

Juvenile Care Worker Certificate (See Note 7)
CJUS 126    Juvenile Offenders/Their Fam                                     3
CJUS 286    Juvenile Internship I                                            3
CJUS 287    Juvenile Internship II                                           3
HUSE 100    Introduction to Human Services                                   3
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   62

1.    Students completing these five courses with a minimum 2.0 grade in each
      class will receive the Michigan Corrections Officer Vocational
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
3.    Students may select any combination of Choice 2 courses to fulfil this
      requirement, including courses listed within the County and Local
      Detention Certificate and the Juvenile Care Worker Certificate.
4.    Students completing these five courses and CJUS 135, CJUS 245, CJUS 251
      and CJUS 255 with a minimum 2.0 grade in each class will receive the
      County and Local Detention Vocational Certificate.
5.    This course will be waived if student scores five or above on the
      Writing Placement Test.  This test is administered free of charge in the
      Assessment Center, Room 2100, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center.
6.    All Vocational Certificate courses are certified by the Michigan
      Corrections Officer Training Council.
7.    Students completing these four courses and CISB 100, CJUS 106, CJUS 133,
      PSYC 200, SOCL 120, and WRIT 124 with a minimum 2.0 grade in each class
      will receive the Juvenile Care Worker Certificate, which is endorsed by
      the Michigan Juvenile Detention Association.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
CJUS 101          CJUS 106          CISB 100          CJUS 255
CJUS 131          CJUS 245          CJUS 133          PSYC 200
LEGL 160          CJUS 250          CJUS 134          Lim.Ch.1
SOCL 120          CJUS 251          CJUS 135          Lim.Ch.2
WRIT 124          SPCH 110          Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.2