• Juvenile Corrections


    Program code: CC.CORRECTIONSJUV

    The Juvenile Corrections Certificate is a one-year program developed in cooperation with the Oregon Youth Authority. Students are prepared to interview for an entry level position in a juvenile correctional facility. The certificate curriculum is challenging and is aimed at providing the skills most desired for working within the juvenile corrections system in Oregon.

    Course work includes cooperative work experience, hands-on experience in a correctional agency enabling students to demonstrate the skills and knowledge acquired in the academic courses in a practical manner.


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

    • explain the function of juvenile corrections in the United States in terms of historical roots, structure and contemporary issues,
    • determine causes of juvenile delinquency, and identify system responses based upon the various theories of causation,
    • identify conditions that are specific to working with juvenile offenders in an institutional or community setting, and develop strategies for coping with those conditions,
    • analyze contemporary issues in the juvenile corrections system in the United States and outline possible responses to those issues,
    • communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.


    Career opportunities are within secure facilities or in the community and may include youth correctional counselor, juvenile detention officer and group life coordinator.

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

    Juvenile Corrections Certificate

    FALL TERM Credits

    CJA-170 Introduction to Field Work in Criminal Justice 3

    CJA-252 Introduction to Restorative Justice 3

    HE-205 Youth Addictions 3

    MTH-050 Technical Mathematics I

    or MTH-065 Algebra II 3-4

    WR-121 English Composition 4

    WINTER TERM Credits

    CJA-203 Crisis Intervention 3

    CJA-280 Criminal Justice/Corrections/CWE 2

    PSY-215 Introduction to Developmental Psychology 4

    SOC-205 Social Stratification & Social Systems

    or COMM-140 Intercultural Communication

    or ANT-103 Cultural Anthropology 4

    — — Juvenile Corrections program elective 3-4

    SPRING TERM Credits

    CJA-201 Juvenile Delinquency 4

    CJA-232 Corrections Casework 3

    CJA-280 Criminal Justice/Corrections/CWE 2

    HDF-140 Contemporary American Families

    or SOC-210 Marriage, Family & Intimate Relations 3-4

    HS-156 Interviewing Theory & Technique 3

    Credits required for certificate 47-50


    COURSE Credits

    CJA-130 Introduction to Corrections 3

    CJA-134 Correctional Institutions 3

    CJA-250 Reporting, Recording & Testifying 4

    HDF-260 Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect 3

    HE-249 Mental Health 3

    HS-154 Community Resources 3

    HS-211 HIV, TB & Infectious Diseases 1

    HS-216 Group Counseling Skills 3

    PSY-221 Introduction to Counseling 4

    Information from the 2015-2016 catalog.

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