• Corrections

    Associate of Applied Science Degree

    Program code: AAS.CORRECTIONS

    The Corrections program utilizes an interdisciplinary approach, including sociological, psychological and biological behavioral perspectives to provide students with a well-rounded basis for interacting with corrections clients in a variety of correctional settings.

    Course work includes cooperative work experience, hands-on experience in a correctional agency to supplement and apply knowledge gained in academic courses.


    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • identify the major steps of the criminal justice process,
    • define each step in the criminal justice process, and critically analyze how a case proceeds through the system,
    • explain the functions of law enforcement and corrections in the United States in terms of historical roots, structure and contemporary issues,
    • describe the role of the criminal court system in the United States,
    • communicate effectively both verbally and in writing,
    • identify conditions that are specific to working with offenders in an institutional or community setting, and develop strategies for coping with those conditions,
    • analyze contemporary issues in the adult and juvenile corrections systems in the United States and outline possible responses to those issues.


    Career opportunities are generally in jail and prison facilities as well as community corrections agencies and may include correctional officer, correctional counselor and probation and parole officer.

    For more information contact Ida Flippo, 503-594-3363 or iflipp@clackamas.edu

    Corrections Associate of Applied Science Degree: 1st year

    FALL TERM Credits

    CJA-101 Criminology 3

    CJA-110 Introduction to Law Enforcement 4

    CJA-130 Introduction to Corrections 3

    CJA-252 Introduction to Restorative Justice 3

    WR-121 English Composition 4

    WINTER TERM Credits

    CJA-120 Judicial Process 3

    MTH-050 Technical Mathematics I

    or MTH-065 Algebra II 3-4

    PSY-219 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 4

    WR-122 English Composition 4

    SPRING TERM Credits

    CJA-134 Correctional Institutions 3

    CJA-243 Drugs, Crime, & the Law 3

    CJA-250 Reporting, Recording, & Testifying 4

    — — Corrections program elective 3

    Corrections Associate of Applied Science Degree: 2nd year

    FALL TERM Credits

    CJA-122 Criminal Law 4

    CJA-170 Introduction to Field Work in Criminal Justice 3

    HE-151 Body & Drugs I

    or HE-205 Youth Addictions

    or HE-255 Body & Alcohol 3

    HS-260 Victim Advocacy & Assistance 4

    — — Corrections program elective 3

    WINTER TERM Credits

    CJA-203 Crisis Intervention 3

    CJA-223 Criminal Justice Ethics 3

    HS-211 HIV, TB, & Infectious Diseases 1

    CJA-280 Criminal Justice/Corrections/CWE 3

    — — Corrections program elective 3

    SPRING TERM Credits

    CJA-201 Juvenile Delinquency 4

    CJA-232 Corrections Casework 3

    CJA-281 Criminal Justice/Corrections/CWE 3

    HS-156 Interviewing Theory & Techniques 3

    HS-216 Group Counseling 3

    Credits required for degree 90-91

    corrections program electives

    Students select from the following:

    COURSE Credits

    COMM-126 Communication Between the Sexes 4

    COMM-140 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 4

    COMM-218 Interpersonal Communication 4

    COMM-227 Nonverbal Communication 4

    GRN-183 Death and Dying 3

    HDF-260 Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect 3

    HST-131 History of Crime & Punishment in Western Civilization 4

    Any CJA, HS, PHL, PS, PSY, or SOC course not already included in the Corrections AAS program.

    Information from the 2015-2016 catalog.

  • Contact our Education, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Call us: 503-594-3203