Certificate of Completion in Corrections

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Critical course Gateway course SB 3
AJS123 or
AJS255
Ethics and the Administration of Justice or The Criminal Justice System Handling of the Mentally Ill HU 3
AJS212 Juvenile Justice Procedures 3
AJS240 The Correction Function 3
AJS205 or
AJS275
Effective Communication and Report Writing in Criminal Justice or Criminal Investigation I 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Critical course Gateway course SB 3
AJS123 or
AJS255
Ethics and the Administration of Justice or The Criminal Justice System Handling of the Mentally Ill HU 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS240 The Correction Function 3
AJS205 or
AJS275
Effective Communication and Report Writing in Criminal Justice or Criminal Investigation I 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS212 Juvenile Justice Procedures 3

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.