Criminal Justice - Corrections (CRJ.CRO.AAS)

Human ServicesHuman Services

Associate in Applied Science

Human Services

Auburn Hills Campus

The Corrections program provides students with an educational background in: police administration and procedures, criminal investigations, and law. Graduation fulfills the entrance requirements for the Police Academy at OCC.

NOTE: Completion of an academy is required to become a sworn officer in the Criminal Justice field.

Graduates choosing not to pursue sworn police officer status may be employed as civil servants in corrections, private-sector security, or choose to continue their education at the bachelor level.

This program provides an in depth study of the correction process, the function of probation and parole, and administration of confinement facilities at various levels. Graduates may work in federal, state, or county correctional facilities or as assistant probation or case workers in some juvenile and adult correction agencies.

Major Requirements
CRJ 1010Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRJ 1030Police Communications3
CRJ 1060Introduction to Corrections3
CRJ 1120Criminal Law and Administration of Justice3
CRJ 1220Criminal Evidence and Procedure3
CRJ 1720Correctional Institutions and Facilities3
CRJ 1820Legal Issues in Corrections3
CRJ 1830Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections3
CRJ 1840Correctional Client3
CRJ 2310Interview and Interrogation Techniques3
CRJ 2403Field Project3
ENG 13501, 2Business Communications 3
PSY 25101Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 28101Psychology of Adjustment 3
SOC 25101Sociology 3
SOC 2530Racial and Ethnic Group Relations3
SOC 26101Introduction to Criminology 3
Complete one of the following COM courses:3
Interpersonal Communication 3
Fundamentals of Speech 3
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses54
General Education Requirements
Communication/English (3-credits)
Fine Arts/Humanities (3-credits)3
Mathematics/Science (3-credits)3
Physical Education (1-credit)1
Social Science (3-credits)
Written Communication (3-credits)
POL 1510American Government3
Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree0
Total Credit Hours64

 Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.


 Transfer students should select ENG 1510.

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.

Note: The Criminal Justice faculty strongly encourages all CRJ students to take PER 2540; however, it does not satisfy the PER General Education Requirement.