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2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Corrections Certificate

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Total Credits: 12

Major Number: 5821
CIP Code: 43.0102

Program Description

The CJS Corrections Certificate is designed for Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement students and working professionals who have an interest in the field of corrections. This certificate program provides students with a comprehensive overview of the various federal, state, and county level correctional systems. Additionally, after completing this certificate program, students will have an in-depth understanding of the role of corrections as it relates to the overall criminal justice system.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions


Program Requirements

Total Credits: 12

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


MnTC/General Education Requirements


MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Examine the interaction between police organizations, the courts, corrections, and the community in the administration of justice.
  • Analyze lifelong ethical and professional responsibilities of criminal justice personnel in the administration of justice.
  • Demonstrate effective decision making, critical thinking, and communication skills in written and verbal form.
  • Understand hiring practices, training evolutions, subcultures, attitudes and orientation of criminal justice professionals.
  • Have the requisite knowledge, skill and ability to transfer successfully into the 3rd year of baccalaureate degrees in criminal justice or related fields at other colleges and universities

Program Contact Information

Sara Edel​ 651.779.3981 Room 3563 East
Julie Swanson 651.779.3494 Room 3563 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

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