The curriculum for the new degree in Criminal Justice has been designed with a common core as the first year of the course work providing interdisciplinary education critical for both law enforcement and corrections students. During the second year, students will select a major in either law enforcement or corrections based on their intended career pathway. The curriculum has been designed to incorporate industry standard certificates and to maximize transfer options for students into bachelor’s degree programs.


The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice with a major in Corrections:

  1. Describe the responsibilities and administrative competencies of each component of the criminal justice system.

  2. Describe the U.S. constitutional rights of all citizens as they apply to the criminal justice system.

  3. Students will be able to identify the 3 main approaches used to explain criminal behavior.

  4. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use the Ohio Revised Code as a professional resource.

  5. Students will be able to write complete, factual, accurate and concise reports which will aid other professionals in making informed decisions.

  6. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the four goals of corrections:  deterrence, rehabilitation, retribution, and incapacitation.

  7. Identify the major challenges in contemporary corrections (special populations, privatization of prisons, costs, etc.).


Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice - Major in Corrections

Course of Study

For students entering May 2017

COURSE NO.FIRST SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
CJ-1101Criminal Justice Systems2.002.003.00$160.00
CJ-1103Ethics in Criminal Justice3.000.003.00$110.00
ENGL-1510English Composition I4.000.004.00$50.00
GS-1000HC Cornerstone1.000.001.00$80.00
MATH-1103Applied Mathematics2.002.003.00$182.00
COURSE NO.SECOND SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
CJ-1190Chemical Abuse and Dependency2.002.003.00$110.00
CJ-1150Juvenile Delinquency2.002.003.00$125.00
CJ-2225Interview Techniques and Report Writing2.002.003.00$160.00
CJ-1163Crisis Recognition and Referral2.002.003.00$75.00
CJ-1121Constitutional, Criminal and Civil Law2.000.002.00$105.00
COURSE NO.THIRD SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
CJ-1164Probation and Parole (SL)$160.00
CJ-2200Incarceration Issues2.002.003.00$115.00
PSYC-1101General Psychology3.000.003.00$15.00
EM-1134Basic Life Support(CPR)/BFA0.003.001.00$110.00
SOCI-1101Introduction to Sociology3.000.003.00$15.00
COURSE NO.FOURTH SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
CJ-2264Capstone Justice Administration1.004.003.00$125.00
CJ-2296Criminal Justice Practicum2.007.003.00$75.00
CJ-2204The Sexual Offender2.002.003.00$110.00
CJ-2206Deviant Behavior3.000.003.00$160.00


Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

Hocking College alumni have found positions as:

  • Corrections

  • Court Administrator

  • Criminal Investigator

  • Park Ranger

  • Law Enforcement: Local, Country, State, Federal

  • Halfway House Counselors and Managers

  • US Postal Inspector

  • Public and Private Security

  • Parole Officer

  • Warden

  • Probation Officer

  • Internal Revenue Service

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