Modes of Instruction
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This specific degree program is designed to prepare current State Correctional Officers in continuing their education. This degree was developed by Kaskaskia College with guidance from the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) to meet the needs of their employees, especially those who seek advancement to supervisory positions. Students who have completed IDOC basic training or any correctional officer academy approved by the Illinois Training Board are eligible to seek entry to this degree program and receive proficiency credit. Note: Academy courses will be applied after 15 credit hours of program specific courses are completed at Kaskaskia College.
Admission to the Program
Students must contact the Criminal Justice Program Coordinator for acceptance into this degree program.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Interpret and implement the legal practices of multiple U.S. Supreme Court rulings pertaining to criminal justice.
- Distinguish the concepts of the newest technologies in preventing and reducing crimes.
- Evaluate evidence-based practices used toward the rehabilitation of offenders.
- Illustrate and apply ethical practices.
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge in corrections philosophy and environmental conditions.