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2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice - Corrections*

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Program Design

The program helps prepare students for entry into the State of Connecticut’s Department of Correction as a Correctional Trainee.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Corrections certificate program requirements, graduates will

  1. Explain the history and development of the system of corrections in America and around the world.
  2. Explain contemporary correctional issues, including but not limited: prisoner rights, overcrowding, prison construction, gangs and “families” hierarchy, early release programs/recidivism, cost of correctional programs/buildings, and changing the emphasis of corrections from punishment/security to rehabilitation/treatment.
  3. Explore the sociological/economic effects of privatization in our correctional institutions.
  4. Identify and explore the problems and concerns of managing staff and inmates in a modern day correctional institution on both the federal and state levels.

Total Credits Required: 16-18


Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See below for more detail about this exciting transition!

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. Connecticut State Community College (CT State), a statewide college comprised of all Connecticut’s current community college locations, plans to open its doors in the Fall 2023. Here are some important facts students need to know:

  • the final commencement ceremony for Manchester Community College is scheduled for May 2023. Ceremonies will continue to be held at each location as campuses of CT State.
  • as a part of the planned merger, students continuing their studies beyond summer term 2023 will be matched with the CT State program that most closely aligns with their Spring 2023 major and is offered at the Manchester location,
  • students beginning Associate degree programs in Fall 2021 should plan with their advisor/program coordinator to attend full-time if they wish to graduate prior to the planned merger,
  • students who begin an Associate degree program in January 2022 would be anticipated to complete their degree at the merged college, Connecticut State Community College,
  • in all cases, the College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption and staying in touch with your advisor/program coordinator is essential,
  • further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page:  www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.

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