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Associate of Applied Science Degree in Administration of Justice - Corrections Science

Associate of Applied Science
Paul D. Camp Community College

This program prepares students to enter work in corrections, probation and parole, and law enforcement.

Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate ethical standards during mock pre-employment interviews, work and life situations.
  2. Demonstrate policy analysis by following departmental policies, changing policies and making recommendations.
  3. Explain the basic guarantees of liberty in the U.S Constitution such as the rights of free speech, press, assembly, as well as procedures guarantees to counsel, jury trial, and habeas corpus.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the scope of crime and various theories to explain the causation of crime and criminality.
  5. Explain the concepts of normal and abnormal behavior, including focuses on the psychological and sociological aspects of criminal and other deviant behavior patterns.
  6. Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking and ability to write clearly and accurately about the administration of justice process using an appropriate vocabulary.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the United States criminal justice system including the major system components -- law enforcement, judiciary, and corrections.


Program Credit Requirements
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Program Overview & Guidance
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Program Web Page
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Delivery Mode
In-Person
Delivery Mode
Online
Delivery Mode
Hybrid
Program Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me?
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Paul D. Camp Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses?
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What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion Completion of the general education certificate or a transfer-oriented associate degree program will guarantee completion of Camp’s general education component of Camp’s curriculum but may not fulfill specific departmental requirements or prerequisites needed for the program.

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning

Camp follows the VCCS Waiver of Requirements policy when determining whether any course or program requirements can be waived when previous educational studies, training programs, or work experience may entitle students to an adjustment in required courses in a particular curriculum.

Students who believe that previous educational studies, training programs, or work experience may entitle them to an adjustment in the required courses in a particular curriculum should contact the Dean or their Program Advisor to determine procedures before registering for classes.

Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Paul D. Camp Community College
College Level Information
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Transfer Center
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Transfer Admission Application
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Number of Transfer Students
180
College Fit Guidance What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? Camp enrolls over 1000 curricular students, with an average class size of 11 students, a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
First Year Student Catalog Year Catalog year is determined by the Catalog in effect when a student enters the college, or any in a subsequent Catalog chosen. A student must follow program or major requirements in effect at the time a program or major is declared or at the time a program or major is changed. If a student’s progress toward a degree is interrupted for four or more consecutive semesters (excluding Summer), the curricular requirements of the Catalog in effect when re-entering the college must be followed.
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Where Can This Degree Transfer
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Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
25-1111.00Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
33-1012.00First-Line Supervisors of Police and DetectivesDirectly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.Protective Service Occupations
33-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Correctional OfficersDirectly supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.Protective Service Occupations
19-4099.00Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All OtherAll life, physical, and social science technicians not listed separately.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-4099.01Quality Control AnalystsConduct tests to determine quality of raw materials, bulk intermediate and finished products. May conduct stability sample tests.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-4099.03Remote Sensing TechniciansApply remote sensing technologies to assist scientists in areas such as natural resources, urban planning, or homeland security. May prepare flight plans or sensor configurations for flight trips.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
11-9199.11Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site ManagersPlan and direct cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties for reuse. Does not include properties sufficiently contaminated to qualify as Superfund sites.Management Occupations
11-9199.02Compliance ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.Management Occupations
11-9199.08Loss Prevention ManagersPlan and direct policies, procedures, or systems to prevent the loss of assets. Determine risk exposure or potential liability, and develop risk control measures.Management Occupations
11-9199.00Managers, All OtherAll managers not listed separately.Management Occupations
11-9199.01Regulatory Affairs ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.Management Occupations
11-9199.10Wind Energy Development ManagersLead or manage the development and evaluation of potential wind energy business opportunities, including environmental studies, permitting, and proposals. May also manage construction of projects.Management Occupations
11-9199.09Wind Energy Operations ManagersManage wind field operations, including personnel, maintenance activities, financial activities, and planning.Management Occupations
33-3012.00Correctional Officers and JailersGuard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.Protective Service Occupations
33-3011.00BailiffsMaintain order in courts of law.Protective Service Occupations
33-3051.04Customs and Border Protection OfficersInvestigate and inspect persons, common carriers, goods, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the United States or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations.Protective Service Occupations
33-3021.00Detectives and Criminal InvestigatorsConduct investigations related to suspected violations of federal, state, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes.Protective Service Occupations
33-3021.06Intelligence AnalystsGather, analyze, or evaluate information from a variety of sources, such as law enforcement databases, surveillance, intelligence networks or geographic information systems. Use intelligence data to anticipate and prevent organized crime activities, such as terrorism.Protective Service Occupations
33-3021.02Police Identification and Records OfficersCollect evidence at crime scene, classify and identify fingerprints, and photograph evidence for use in criminal and civil cases.Protective Service Occupations
33-3051.00Police and Sheriff's Patrol OfficersMaintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, state, or federal laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts. Includes police officers working at educational institutions.Protective Service Occupations
33-9021.00Private Detectives and InvestigatorsGather, analyze, compile, and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment.Protective Service Occupations
19-3039.03Clinical NeuropsychologistsAssess and diagnose patients with neurobehavioral problems related to acquired or developmental disorders of the nervous system, such as neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders, and learning disabilities. Recommend treatment after diagnosis, such as therapy, medication, or surgery. Assist with evaluation before and after neurosurgical procedures, such as deep brain stimulation.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-3039.02NeuropsychologistsApply theories and principles of neuropsychology to evaluate and diagnose disorders of higher cerebral functioning, often in research and medical settings. Study the human brain and the effect of physiological states on human cognition and behavior. May formulate and administer programs of treatment.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-3039.00Psychologists, All OtherAll psychologists not listed separately.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-3041.00SociologistsStudy human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations