CORRECTIONAL SCIENCE

CORRECTIONAL SCIENCE is a growing profession in the criminal justice system. An AA Degree in Correctional Science will prepare students for a multitude of jobs in Corrections facilities. This degree will also provide the necessary tools in order to prepare for an entry-level career in the field of institutional and community corrections, private and paraprofessional positions and for future career growth levels. Examples include employment in: jails, federal prisons, minimum-security prisons, court rooms, police departments. The basic principles of Correctional Science are applicable throughout the career ladder at the local, state and federal levels.

Department Chair Al Cowan

Emergency Services Department Chair:
Dr. Alan Cowen, Professor
(818) 947-2982
cowenar@lavc.edu


 

Course Descriptions

Please search the catalog for course descriptions. Courses are listed in alphabetical order.

Degrees / Certificates

The AA DEGREE IN CORRECTIONAL SCIENCE provides the student with career preparation for entry-level positions in the field of institutional and community corrections, private and paraprofessional positions and for future career growth. The basic principles of Correctional Science are applicable throughout the career ladder at the local, state and federal levels.

AA Degree in Correctional Science

Required Courses [18 Units]

Courses Course Title Units
Adm Jus 2 Concepts of Criminal Law 3
Adm Jus 8 Juvenile Procedures 3
Adm Jus 39 Probation and Parole 3
Adm Jus 54 Interrogation 3
Adm Jus 75 Introduction to Corrections 3
Adm Jus 308 Control and Supervision in Corrections 3
  Total Units 18

Note - students must complete all General Education requirements to complete their degree. Please contact Counseling ( 818) 947-2546 for more information.


 

Career Opportunities

Corrections is a growing field with diverse employment possibilities.

Careers in Corrections:

  • Corrections Counselor
  • Corrections Officer
  • Juvenile Justice Counselor
  • Parole Officer
  • Probation Officer: Adult or Juvenile
  • Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Correctional Sergeant
  • Security Guard
  • Gaming Surveillance officer
  • Police officer
  • Detective