Criminal Justice - Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections
Start your career in corrections at Southeast Community College. Our Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections program is designed to prepare you to serve your community and its individuals in a variety of criminal justice settings. You will be introduced to evidence-based practices in Community based correctional services, institutional corrections, secure mental health facilities and juvenile justice agencies.
In many instances, you can transfer your credits earned toward a criminal justice bachelor’s degree program. We offer criminal justice courses as electives in the Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in the Academic Transfer program if you want to earn a bachelor’s degree. It is your responsibility to check with your transfer institution to find out what credits will transfer. Please work closely with your SCC advisor.
Our Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections program provides you with an overview of the criminal justice system while focusing on the following elements:
- risk assessment
- conflict resolution
- reporting techniques
You can start the Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections program in the Fall, Spring or Summer terms. Follow these steps to finish your application:
- Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
- Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
- Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
- Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.
You’re a Good Fit
Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections is a field that requires quick thinking, professionalism, and attention to detail. The following are skills emphasized in Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections program and are essential to a successful career in Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections. Many are beneficial in both the law enforcement and corrections sides of this career area.
- Strong oral communication skills
- Ability to speak with people from diverse backgrounds
- Ability to read social cues and body language
- Strong written communication skills
- Ability to write accurate and grammatically sound reports
- Excellent listening skills
- Possess Strong Ethics (good moral compass)
- Critical thinking skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Deductive Reasoning (ability to apply general rules to specific problems to arrive at the best answer or solution.)
- Ability to handle stress
- Good physical fitness
- Good observational/awareness skills
- Good computer & technical skills
- Ability to think quickly
- Attention to detail
- Ability to multi-task
- Culturally sensitive
- Emotionally balanced/even tempered
**Some careers in criminal justice also require intensive training in use of firearms and other defensive tactics and technologies taught in training academies.
Our program teaches you the skills and expertise needed to work with a wide variety of clients in a community-based corrections setting and inmates in an institutional setting. Recent graduates reported an average salary of $39,728. Career options in Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections include:
- Assistant Probation Officer
- Child Protection Officer
- Compliance Officer
- Corrections Officer
- Drug Court Technician
- Electronic Monitoring Officer
- Inmate Classification Officer
- Juvenile Corrections Counselor
- Juvenile Detention Officer
- Juvenile Diversion Officer
- Juvenile Parole Officer
- Parole Officer
- Social Worker
- Youth Specialist
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution
Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution (NC-SARA) institution. As such, SCC is unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following areas at this time: American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.