Corrections DegreeCorrections officers handle the day-to-day operations of correctional facilities and supervise inmates. They are also responsible for making sure inmates behave properly and facilities are secure. To do this, they frequently inspect inmates' cells and other areas of the correctional facilities. Corrections officers with college degrees often get promoted to supervisory positions. Individuals interested in working as correctional officers in federal facilities should consider earn a bachelor's degree.
- Criminal procedure
- Juvenile corrections
- Probation, parole and corrections
- Facility Management
- Administrative techniques in corrections
- Criminal investigations
- Criminal law
- Delinquency and crime prevention
- Correctional institutions
- Legal issues in corrections
- Defensive tactics
Just as there are specialized positions within the field of corrections, there are specialized degree programs in corrections. Specializations include correctional officer, court probabtion officer, correctional counselor, sexual abuse response specialists and child protection services, among others. When selecting a program, you'll want to find one that offers training in your area of specialization.
Many working corrections officers and personnel rely on online programs to complete their degrees. Many high-security facilities, prisons and rehabilitation centers are located in rural areas, far from colleges and universities that offer traditional campus-based corrections programs.
Below you can explore colleges and universities that provide both on campus and online degree programs in corrections management, jail operations, community corrections, justice administration, security and more.
You can learn more about becoming a correctional officer at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/correctional-officers.htm#tab-4.
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