Correctional Services

Program Description

At MECC you’ll find a fascinating and challenging Protective Services curriculum that includes a major in Police Science and Correctional Services. The program is structured to prepare individuals for careers in criminal justice, correctional services, and related occupations.

Opportunities for Employment

Job openings are available in the law enforcement and the protective services fields with positions open in public law enforcement agencies, private security firms, as well as state and federal agencies.

Program Requirements

Entry into the program requires taking the English and Mathematics placement tests. If deficiencies are found, you will be required to correct them by registering for developmental studies. Each applicant must meet with the College’s Protective Services faculty for a personal interview. Applicants not already employed in criminal justice are cautioned as to the qualifications usually required for criminal justice agency employment:  1) Excellent moral character, no felony convictions or any crime involving moral turpitude, nor an excessive number of traffic citations. 2) A background investigation is normally conducted by the employing agency to confirm these conditions.

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Associate of Applied Science Degree – Correctional Services (462)


Course # Course Title Credit
ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice 3
ADJ 140 Introduction To Corrections 3
ADJ 171 Forensic Science I or Science Elective 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
    HLT, PED, ADJ 127, or ADJ 138 1
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
ADJ 146 Adult Corrections Institutions 3
ADJ 172 Forensic Science II or Science Elective 4
    Humanities Elective 3
ADJ 245 or 248 Management of Correctional Facilities or Probation, Parole, and Treatment 3
ADJ 107 Survey of Criminology 3
ADJ 241 Correctional Law 3
ADJ 246 Correctional Counseling 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3
MTH 151, 157, 163, or 141 Math for Liberal Art I, Elementary Stats, , Pre-Calculus I or Business Mathematics 3
SOC or PSY 200 Principles of Sociology or Principles of Psychology 3
    Elective 3
ADJ 296 or 198 On-Site Training in Criminal Justice or Seminar and Project 3
ADJ 227 Constitutional Law for Justice Personnel 3
ADJ 105 Juvenile Justice 3
SOC or PSY 200 Principles of Sociology or Principles of Psychology 3
CST 105 or 100 Oral Communication or Principles of Public Speaking 3
    Elective 3
Total Minimum Credits for Degree 67

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