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Corrections - Parole Officer (CORPO)
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The Corrections degree options were developed in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and the Illinois Community College Board as a statewide program. The statewide designation ensures that IDOC employees enrolled in either of these programs can easily transition between correctional institutions and community colleges and can complete their associate's degree in a seamless fashion. The increase in correctional institutions across the state has increased the demand for well-trained correctional and parole officers. These programs provide educational opportunities for current and future corrections officers by providing up-to-date training that expands and enhances the knowledge and skills of correctional officers. This program is open to all students. Proficiency credit will be awarded to IDOC employees only. These courses represent Illinois Department of Corrections’ (IDOC) Training Academy courses for which students may receive proficiency credit. Students wishing to enroll in this program should consult a college advisor. Other recommended courses: JUS 1211 Criminal Law II 3 JUS 2201 Criminal Investigations I 3 CYS 1201 Security Procedures I 3 CYS 2201 Security Procedures II 3 PEI 1100 Circuit Fitness Training 1 PEG 1137 First Aid and Safety Education 3 ¹General Education Hours (21-22)

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Semester 1
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JUS 1200
Introduction to Criminal Justice
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A survey and analysis of the criminal justice system, including an historical and philosophical overview of the development, with special emphasis on the system’s primary components and the relationship of these components in the administration of criminal justice in the United States.

JUS 1210
Criminal Law I
3
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This course introduces law as it applies to crime against persons, property, and the state with emphasis on laws of arrest. Special emphasis will also be placed on the elements of crimes and criminal law and procedures as applied in the Illinois Criminal Law Statutes and federal agency jurisdiction.

JUS 1230
Substance Abuse Issues
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A survey of drug abuse in society. The role and relationship of community, legislation, and police in controlling vice, with emphasis on drugs will be discussed. Law enforcement intelligence and enforcement procedures will be studied.

EDU 1107
Health
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This course deals with current terminology and knowledge necessary to analyze physical, mental and social health issues as they relate to one's well being. Topics include emotional health, use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco, sexuality, diseases, physical fitness, nutrition, environmental, community and consumer health problems.

ENG 1111
Composition I
3
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit)

MTH 1201
Technical Mathematics
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This course is designed for students enrolled in technical programs. Topics include: measurement and approximation, algebraic principles and operation, identification and use of formulas. In addition, geometric and trigonometric principles may also be covered if applicable to the program area. Emphasis is placed on the application of mathematical concepts to the solution of problems in vocational and technical fields. PREREQUISITE: REM 0420 Basic Math with a C or better or scoring at beginning algebra level on placement exam.

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MTH 1103
Liberal Arts Math
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This course is designed to fulfill general education requirements. This course focuses on mathematical reasoning and problem-solving strategies with real-life applications. Four topics, chosen from the following list, will be studied in depth: Counting techniques and probability, game theory, geometry, graph theory, linear programming, logic/set theory, mathematical modeling, mathematics of finance, statistics. The use of calculators and other technology is strongly encouraged. PREREQUISITE: PRE 0420 Intermediate Algebra and PRE 0415 Elementary Geometry with a grade of C or better, or REM 0422 Math Literacy, or two years of college preparatory algebra and one year geometry with a grade of C or better, or sufficient score on the placement test, or consent of instructor.

Term Total
16
Semester 2
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JUS 1215
Introduction to Criminology
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An introduction to the multi-disciplinary study and analysis of the nature, causes, and control of crime; measurement of crime; and the interactive roles of the system, victim, and offender.

JUS 1220
Youth and Administration of Justice
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An overview and analysis of the juvenile justice system in the United States. History and the philosophies of society’s reaction to juvenile behavior and problems. Interaction among the police, judiciary, and corrections are examined within the context of cultural influences. Introduces theoretical perspectives of causation and control.

EPP 1203
Concealed Carry Handgun
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Pursuant to Public Act 98-0063, this course trains individuals who want to carry a concealed handgun. Training will include the mandated minimum curriculum set forth by the public act and topics such as safe carry techniques, use, maintenance, identification, and safety in carrying, handling, firing, and storage of a handgun. Includes supervised live-fire range drills to demonstrate student's ability and also includes information regarding physical, legal, and moral hazards associated with misuse of firearms. Students must pass a written test and a fire a minimum of 30 rounds of cumulative 70% accuracy on a target at distances of 5, 7, and 10 yards at a B-27 silhouette target. Course meets Illinois State Police requirements to apply for a concealed carry permit.

SSS 1298
Special Topics in Public/Social Services
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Application of public/social service principles to specific problems through case studies, simulation, special projects, or problem-solving procedures.

SPE 1101
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
3
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Short informative and persuasive speeches are prepared and presented. This course places emphasis on selection and organization of materials, methods of securing interest and attention, and elements of delivery as well as characteristics of effective criticism and listening.

PSY 1101
General Psychology I
3
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A survey of the study of human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary psychological investigation. Topics may include the biology of behavior, sensation, motivation, emotion, life-span development of behavior, personality, abnormal behavior and its therapies, social behavior, and individual differences. NO PREREQUISITE.

Term Total
15
Semester 3
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JUS 2230
Institutional Corrections
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An overview and analysis of the United States correctional system:history, evolution, and philosophy of punishment and treatment; operation and administration in institutional and non-institutional settings; and issues in constitutional law.

JUS 2250
Current Issues in Corrections I
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This course provides ideological and pragmatic justification for punishment and imprisonment; sentencing trends and alternatives to incarceration; organization and management of correctional institutions; inmate life, prisonization; treatment and custody; discharge and parole. Exploration of major issues facing correctional employees; socioeconomic, political, and other perspectives related to criminal justice and protective services.

BUS 1102
Managerial Effectiveness: Personnel
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Concepts, principles and practices of human resource management. Includes supervisory functions of recruitment and selection, compensation, training, job analysis, job evaluation, compensation and benefits, performance appraisal and employee relations. Conceptual skills for managerial effectiveness are identified, analyzed and developed. The course surveys managerial processes, philosophies and trends with an emphasis on application to actual managerial experiences of the student.

SSS 1202
Social Services and Welfare Dev
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This course is designed to introduce social service students to the functions, purpose, operations, and interrelations of community social services agencies.

ENG 1212
Technical Writing
3
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This course contains the basic principles of writing technical reports for business and industry. The students will receive training and practice in the preparation, writing, and the revising of technical reports, as well as develop skills in the comprehension of industry documents (reports, procedural plans, etc. ). Topics covered include:basic grammatical rules, the organization and presentation of technical information, and the role of technical report writing. PREREQUISITE: College level reading and writing placement scores or consent of instructor.

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Term Total
17
Semester 4
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JUS 2250
Current Issues in Corrections II
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This course provides ideological and pragmatic justification for punishment and imprisonment; sentencing trends and alternatives to incarceration; organization and management of correctional institutions; inmate life, prisonization; treatment and custody; discharge and parole. Exploration of major issues facing correctional employees; socioeconomic, political, and other perspectives related to criminal justice and protective services.

JUS 2253
Probation and Parole
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This course provides an examination of the historical development of probation and parole. This course also provides a practical look at the way our current systems function in respect to both adult and juvenile offenders. Illinois probation and parole systems and recent trends in community corrections that are geared toward making ex-offenders' reentry into society a successful one are investigated. The challenges faced by professionals in the field regarding their supervisory relationship with the different classifications and ages of offenders is also examined.

SOC 2101
Principles of Sociology
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A study of society, including the rules, interactions and cultural patterns that organize everyday life. Includes the analysis of social conflict, the structure and function of institution, the dynamics of individual and group interactions, social stratification and interactions among diverse groups of people.

SOC 2102
Social Problems and Trends
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This course examines the nature of social problems: adjusting to nature, population, control and care of defectives, family and child welfare, crime, ethnicity, and sexual variance. Agencies of social control are discussed along with the origins, improvement, and finding workable solutions to social problems.

DAP 1201
Business Computer Systems
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A study of computer concepts, including the information processing cycle, file organization, data communications and operating systems and systems software. Applications software, including spreadsheets, database, word processing, presentation software, computer communications, operating systems, and Internet access and use with E-Commerce emphasis. Emphasis on computer hardware and software concepts. PREREQUISITE: Recommended one semester of typing.

BUS 2201
Principles of Management
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This course introduces students to principles of business management and develops skills needed to manage people and resources. Objectives, strategies, leadership, organization structure, motivation, quality, teaming, change and operational proceduresare covered.

Term Total
16
Electives
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JUS 1211
Criminal Law II
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This course reflects the law as it pertains to the suspect and defendant's rights as guaranteed under the United States Constitution. Special emphasis will be placed on search and seizure, also the first fourteen amendments of the United States Constitution. PREREQUISITE: JUS 1210 Criminal Law I.

JUS 2201
Criminal Investigations I
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An introductory course in the basic concepts of criminal investigations. The course will cover theory and procedures of criminal investigations and problems that can arise in criminal investigations. Emphasis will be focused on the preliminary criminal investigations, protection of the crime scene, protection of evidence, interviewing, and interrogations. PREREQUISITES: JUS 1200 Introduction to Criminal Justice, JUS 1210 Criminal Law I, and JUS 1215 Introduction to Criminology.

CYS 1201
Security Procedures I
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Importance of key control, security observation, operating a gate or door assignment, tower duty, use of an institutional radio, personnel search, procedures for tool control, security call-ins and counts, movement of the inmates, and transporting inmates. Proper use of restraining devices, the need for drug and alcohol awareness within the institution and methods of controlling drugs and alcohol in an institution.

CYS 2201
Security Procedures II
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This course covers advanced security procedures and information and is a continuation of study in the career of security and corrections. Emphasis is placed on the contemporary problems of protective services and corrections. PREREQUISITE: CYS 1201 Security Procedures I.

PEI 1100
Circuit Fitness Training
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Introduction to and participation in a multi-station aerobic super-circuit utilizing submaximal weights with multiple repetitions. After cardiovascular and other physiological testing, an individualized program will be developed to provide the student opportunities to increase cardiovascular efficiency, improve muscle tone, and reduce the percent of body fat, by rotating through a 23-station circuit going from a stationary bike to universal equipment every 30 seconds.

PEG 1137
First Aid & Safety Education
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A complete study of the Regulation American Red Cross First Aid methods and a general study of safety practices to be utilized by the community population.

Term Total
Program Total
64


We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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