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Criminal Justice: Corrections

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Academic Programs

(C50) Certificate

The Corrections certificate program is designed to prepare future correctional officers for the duties and tasks related to the field of corrections. Students completing the certificate will gain knowledge and competencies to enter the field of corrections at the state or federal level.

Work and Employment

The type of jobs for which it would train graduates would be both federal and state correctional officers, who occupy the prisons of our district.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Counseling Office, 815-835-6354.


Major Field Requirements


  • CJS 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 Semester hour(s)
  • CJS 120 - Introduction to Corrections 3 Semester hour(s)
  • CJS 214 - Correctional Counseling and Treatment 3 Semester hour(s)
  • CJS 227 - Probation and Parole 3 Semester hour(s)
  • CJS 200 - Ethics in Criminal Justice 3 Semester hour(s)
  • HSV 270 - Substance Abuse 3 Semester hour(s)
  • PSY 103 - Introduction to Psychology 3 Semester hour(s)
  • PSY 217 - Abnormal Psychology 3 Semester hour(s)

Total Hours Required for Certificate: 24



Suggested Program



First Semester - Sem/Hrs: 12


  • CJS 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 Semester hour(s)
  • CJS 200 - Ethics in Criminal Justice 3 Semester hour(s)
  • CJS 214 - Correctional Counseling and Treatment 3 Semester hour(s)
  • PSY 103 - Introduction to Psychology 3 Semester hour(s)

Second Semester - Sem/Hrs: 12


  • CJS 120 - Introduction to Corrections 3 Semester hour(s)
  • CJS 227 - Probation and Parole 3 Semester hour(s)
  • HSV 270 - Substance Abuse 3 Semester hour(s)
  • PSY 217 - Abnormal Psychology 3 Semester hour(s)
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