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Advanced Corrections Certificate
Semester Hours:  39
Effective Term: Fall 2012
Prerequisites: RDG094, Successful completion of Arizona Correctional Officers Training Academy (COTA) Certificate (21 credits).
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Advanced Corrections Certificate is designed to upgrade the skills and knowledge of Correctional Officers currently working in the corrections field.

Gainful Employment Disclosures per 34 CFR 668.6: centralaz.edu/documents/disclosures/Advanced_Corrections/Gedt.html

Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Advanced Corrections Certificate (39)

Prerequisites:
RDG094, Successful completion of Arizona COTA Certificate (21 credits)

Core Courses (36)
COTA Certificate (21)
BUS190 Principles of Management and Leadership (3)
COM101 Interpersonal Communication (3)
OR
COM263 Intercultural Communication (3)
POS220 U.S. and Arizona Constitutions (3 Credits)
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology (3)(SUN PSY 1101)
SOC100 Introduction to Sociolgoy (3) (SUN SOC 1101)

Electives (3)
Choose One:
AJS101, AJS275; PHI112; CIS120; any SPA;
SOC200 or above; PSY200 or above

*Corrections Officers who have the rank of Sergeant or higher are required to request the Department of Corrections submit to CAC Admissions an official copy of their Sergeant Leadership Academy Certificate of Completion to receive credit for BUS190.

Other Requirements:
Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA)of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must earn at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Evaluation Level) Utilize principles of effective communication skills to recognize visual and verbal clues to assess the nature and extent of a potential crisis situation and to determine an appropriate course of action.
2. (Analysis Level) Identify situations in which inmates have a right to protection, based on the Constitution, court cases, state statutes, and agency rules.
3. (Synthesis Level) Demonstrate leadership skills in a variety of real world situations.
4. (Analysis Level) Describe and explain the basic theories of human development and personality to identify types and determine appropriate course of action.
5. (Synthesis Level) Explain the fundamental concepts of social organization, culture, socialization, social institutions, and social change and apply them to the corrections community.
Standards for Program
COTA and COTA curriculum: http://www.azcorrections.gov/adc/employment/Jeff_Employment_COTA_curriculum.aspx

DOC Policies and Procedures: http://www.azcorrections.gov/Zoya_dept_orders_1.aspx