ASSOCIATE DEGREE
OF APPLIED BUSINESS IN LEGAL ASSISTANT
WITH A CONCENTRATION IN

CRIMINAL CORRECTIONS
1305 Clock Hours/75 Weeks/
65 Credit Hours

The field of Corrections holds vast job opportunities and also offers job security in many different areas of the government.  Our goal is to train and educate students for entry-level positions in the Corrections field. This concentration prepares students for immediate employment in state and private correctional facilities, or as Legal Assistants working in Criminal Law or with a Public Defender.

The Criminal Corrections concentration focuses on both the theoretical and practical skills necessary to succeed in the challenging area of Corrections. Coursework looks at many aspects in the field of Corrections, including: a history of Corrections, Community Corrections, juveniles and women in the correctional setting, crime and delinquency, and a Correctional Institutions class where students will have the opportunity to visit local correctional facilities in order to obtain a first person sense of how the correctional facility operates.

The Criminal Corrections Concentration will be attached to the Associate of Applied Business in Legal Assistant degree that we currently offer.  Students will co-jointly study the law while learning about how the law is affected (and affects) the Justice System, specifically the field of Corrections. 

TO EARN AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE OF APPLIED BUSINESS IN LEGAL ASSISTANT WITH A CONCENTRATION IN CRIMINAL CORRECTIONS, THE FOLLOWING COURSES* ARE REQUIRED:

Introduction to Criminal Corrections **
Criminal Law & Procedures **
Community Corrections & Correctional Institutions **
Women & Crime **
Juvenile Justice Systems **
Crime & Delinquency **
Torts **
Litigation Management **
Domestic Relations Law **
Basic Legal Research **
Legal Research **
Externship **

Computer Fundamentals
Legal Drafting & Computerized Applications

Introduction to College English
Introduction to College Math
Written Communications
College Algebra
Communication Skills
Earth Science
American Government and Politics
Sociology



*DOES NOT INDICATE THE ORDER IN WHICH THESE COURSES WILL BE OFFERED.

**CORE CLASS FOR THIS PROGRAM.

 

Associate Degree of Applied Business in Legal Assistant With a Concentration in Criminal Corrections
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Courses  Required
Course# Course Description Clock Hrs. Credit Hrs.
First Semester
MTH 095 Introduction to College Math 60 4
WRC 095 Introduction to College English 60 4
CPF 100 Computer Fundamentals 60 3
COR 101 Introduction to Corrections 60 3
COM 110 Communication Skills 45 3
AGP 120 American Government & Politics 45 3
  Total 210 12
Second Semester
DOM 222 Domestic Relations 60 3
MTH 110 College Algebra 45 3
ICA 110 Intermediate Computer Applications 120 5
WRC 110 Written Communications 45 3
  Total 270 14
Third Semester
COR 112 Crime and Delinquency 60 3
CMP 223 Criminal Law and Procedures 60 3
TRT 224 Torts 60 3
BLR 100 Basic Legal Research 30 2
  Total 210 11
Fourth Semester
COR 121 Juvenile Justice Systems 60 3
LIT 211 Litigation Management 60 3
LGR 131 Legal Research 60 3
SOC 110 Sociology 45 3
  Total 225 12
Fifth Semester
COR 141 Women and Crime 60 3
COR 161 Community Corrections and Correctional Institutions 75 4
ERS 110 Earth Science 45 3
LDA 216 Legal Drafting & Computerized Applications 60 3
CDE 095 Career Development 10 0
  Total 240 13
 
EXT 251  Externship 150 3
 

THIS COURSE OUTLINE CONTAINS ONLY THE SUGGESTED SEQUENCES OF COURSE WORK. Courses scheduled are dependent upon placement test results.


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*Does not indicate the order in which these courses will be offered.