This program is delivered only through Kenai Peninsula College.
This undergraduate certificate provides training in the field of corrections, instruction in written and oral communication skills, and a foundation in restorative justice, criminology and justice organization and management. The certificate may be extended to a more advanced degree with the completion of additional coursework.
Complete the Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Certificates.
Program admission will be based on approval through Kenai Peninsula College (KPC). Students must submit the KPC admissions application and the application for the corrections program.
- Complete the General University Requirements for Undergraduate Certificates.
- Complete the following major requirements with a minimum grade of C:
|Fundamentals of Oral Communication
|or COMM A237
|or PSY A153
|Prevention of High Risk Behaviors in Adolescents
|or HUMS A301
|Substance Abuse Prevention
|Field Work and Human Service Practice
|Introduction to Criminal Justice
|Principles of Corrections
|Introduction to Restorative Justice
|Dynamics of Criminal Justice Organizations
|Theories of Crime and Criminal Offending
|Complete two of the following:
|Writing Across Contexts
|Writing and the Professions
|Writing and the Sciences
|Arguing Across Contexts
A minimum of 30 credits is required for this certificate.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
The specific education outcomes of this program are to produce graduates who are able to:
- Describe the criminal justice system as a whole and the organization of criminal justice institutions.
- Demonstrate proficiency in probation, parole and correctional institutional methods.
- Coordinate with human services and other public service entities.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with professionals in criminal justice and/or related agencies.
- Explain theories of criminology.
- Describe adult corrections institutions, community-based programs and restorative justice.
- Explain relevant human services issues (human behavior, substance abuse) and problem-solving methods.