The 37 unit Community-Based Corrections certificate program provides the student with an introduction to the Human Services behavioral core and skills with a specialized area of study in the various aspects of community-based corrections. Students completing the program may find employment in probation, juvenile counseling settings, California Youth Authority, and half-way houses
The completion of the Core Courses is required for eligibility of enrollment in HS 110 and is required for the completion of the Certificate Programs. It is recommended that these courses be taken as early as possible.
A minimum grade of "C" in all courses is required to receive the certificate.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this program will be able to:
- Expound upon knowledge of multiple and diverse criminological theories.
- Exhibit an understanding of how the history of the criminal justice system relates to contemporary community-based corrections regulations and environments.
- Use Human Services behavioral core, skills training and experiential learning in field work settings.
Curriculum changes as industry standards transform. Please refer to the Saddleback College Catalog website as the following requirements may have changed since this webpage was published.
|HS 100*||Human Services in a Changing Society||3|
|HS 120||Human Development in the Social Environment||3|
|HS 140||Group Leadership and Group Process||3|
|HS 170||Alcohol and Other Drugs in Our Society||3|
|HS 285||Ethical Issues/Clients' Rights||3|
|Total Core Units for the Certificate:||15|
The core courses are pre-requisites for application to the Field Instruction and Seminar I (HS 110) course. These courses cannot be taken concurrently with HS 110. It is recommended that students take HS 100 as an introductory course to Human Services.
Community-Based Corrections Required Course Work
|HS 37||Introduction to Criminology||3|
|HS 119||Introduction to the Criminal Justice System||3|
|HS 128||Community-Based Corrections||3|
|HS 187||Juvenile Violence, Gangs, and Victimization||3|
|HS 110*||Field Instruction and Seminar I||3.5|
|HS 150*||Field Instruction and Seminar II||3.5|
|Select from Restricted Electives||3|
|Total units for the Certificate:||37|
|HS 131||Multicultural and Diverse Populations in the United States||3|
|HS 174||Case Administration, Crisis Intervention and Referral||3|
|HS 175||Substance Abuse Education, Prevention and Intervention||3|
|HS 176*||Co-occurring Disorders||3|
|HS 177||Family Dynamics of Addiction and Abuse||3|
|HS 182*||Substance Abuse Treatment in Children and Adolescence||3|
|HS 220||Benefits and Entitlement||3|
*Course has a prerequisite, co-requisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description in catalog.
Associate in Science Degree
Completion of the certificate program and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.
General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees
Refer to the Graduation Requirements or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution's catalog for transfer requirements.
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