Community-Based Corrections

Community-Based Corrections Occupational Skills Award



The 12 unit Community-Based Corrections OSA 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.

See also: Alcohol & Drug StudiesHuman Services GeneralistMental Health Worker.

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.