UC Clermont

Criminal Justice Technology : Corrections

AAS

Why study Criminal Justice Technology : Corrections?

Corrections is one of the components of the criminal justice system. It involves the confinement and rehabilitation of those convicted of offenses against the law, including those suspected of a crime and awaiting trial. Usually it is divided into two systems, adult and juvenile, depending on the age of the offender and sometimes the seriousness of the offense. Corrections encompasses halfway houses, probation programs, prisons, jails and parole programs.

Correctional professionals frequently work in a high-stress environment while performing services vital to the criminal justice system.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

While there are no special admissions requirements for the corrections program, you should be aware that most employment in the field will require fingerprinting and a background check. Felony conviction, domestic violence conviction or multiple DUI convictions will very likely prevent your employment in corrections.

Good judgment and the ability to think and act quickly are indispensable. You must have high ethical standards. You also must be able to pass drug testing and background checks. Emotional stability and the ability to work well under pressure are essential.

If you work as a correctional officer, you must be in good physical condition, since most employment requires meeting formal standards of physical fitness, eyesight and hearing. You must be able to work long hours standing or walking, sometimes outdoors, in unpleasant weather or surroundings.

If you specialize in corrections, you may pursue several different careers. Some of your opportunities for employment include the following:

  • correctional officer
  • detention officer
  • parole officer
  • probation officer

Students who continue their education and earn a bachelor’s or graduate degree generally enjoy a broader choice of career opportunities. These more advanced degrees in criminal justice tend to benefit law enforcement officers in terms of promotions and duty assignments. Most federal agencies (such as the FBI) require both a baccalaureate degree and a number of years of experience or more advanced academic preparation.

The UC Clermont College campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

The program coordinator and criminal justice faculty are available for academic advising and career counseling. You will have opportunities to interact with the heads of various justice agencies through class exercises, guest speakers and special seminars. We place extra emphasis on helping you develop the writing and testing skills necessary to assure your successful placement.

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Enrollment Services (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

While there are no special admissions requirements for the corrections program, you should be aware that most employment in the field will require fingerprinting and a background check. Felony conviction, domestic violence conviction or multiple DUI convictions will very likely prevent your employment in corrections.

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, (513) 732-5319. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

While there are no special admissions requirements for the corrections program, you should be aware that most employment in the field will require fingerprinting and a background check. Felony conviction, domestic violence conviction or multiple DUI convictions will very likely prevent your employment in corrections.

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details, or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Admissions
Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319
clermont.admissions@uc.edu

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