Undergraduate Certificate in Corrections

This program is delivered only through Kenai Peninsula College.

This 31-credit 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.

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and 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.


Students are encouraged to contact KPC academic and staff advisors for assistance in planning and reviewing the academic program. Advisors are available prior to enrollment and during the semesters through email, telephone or face-to-face contact. Students interested in the undergraduate certificate should consult a faculty advisor in corrections before enrolling, particularly for information concerning employment restriction.

Students must meet all KPC requirements to enroll in courses, as listed in the KPC website or UAOnline. KPC offers preparatory courses for students who need to improve their academic and study skills in order to succeed in the college environment.

Certain courses require prerequisites or faculty permission, as listed in this catalog. Call (907) 262-0344 or (877) 262-0330 for further information

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

CIOS A135ASpreadsheets I: MS Excel1
COMM A237Interpersonal Communication3
or PSY A153 Human Relations
JUST A110Introduction to Justice3
JUST A210Principles of Corrections3
JUST A211Introduction to Restorative Justice3
JUST A221Justice Organization and Management3
JUST/SOC A251Crime and Delinquency3
Select two of the following:6
Writing Across Contexts
Writing and the Professions
Writing and the Sciences
Arguing Across Contexts
Total Credits25

A total of 31 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:

  1. Describe the criminal justice system as a whole and the organization of criminal justice institutions.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in probation, parole and correctional institutional methods.
  3. Coordinate with human services and other public service entities.
  4. Manipulate spreadsheets and compute formulas with basic proficiency.
  5. Communicate effectively in oral and written technical English appropriate for public service.
  6. Explain theories of criminology.
  7. Describe adult corrections institutions, community-based programs and restorative justice.
  8. Explain relevant human services issues (human behavior, substance abuse) and problem-solving methods.
  9. Possess competitive entry-level skills for employment and promotion in the field of corrections.