Graduates of the program will find employment in a wide variety of entry level positions within the growing field of Community-Based
and Institutional Corrections for adult and juveniles. Positions are available in institutional corrections (jails and prisons and secure mental
health facilities), community corrections (residential facilities, probation and parole and diversion), Juvenile corrections, problem-solving
court technicians, private sector and social services.
This degree can be used for seeking immediate employment in adult or juvenile services or corrections. SCC offers 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're looking to
earn a bachelor's degree. Careers as a Probation or Parole officer and some Juvenile Justice careers will require a Bachelor’s Degree. Each
transfer university accepts different courses to fulfill their requirements. It is the student's responsibility to check with their receiving
institution to see what credits will transfer. Please work closely with an SCC advisor.
The Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections program is designed to prepare students to serve the community and its individuals in a
variety of criminal justice settings. Graduates are prepared to perform the basic duties and tasks associated with entry-level positions in
field services and institutional corrections. The program introduces students to evidence-based practices in Community based correctional
services, institutional corrections, secure mental health facilities and juvenile justice agencies. The program is designed to equip students
with both the skills and knowledge needed to prepare them for the special challenges involved in working with a wide variety of clients in a
community-based corrections setting and working with inmates in an institutional setting.
This program is intended to support the continued professional growth of in-service practitioners through the enhancement of fieldspecifics
and knowledge. The program provides educational and internship experiences that enable students to succeed at an entry-level
positions or advance in their criminal justice career. The program provides an overview of the criminal justice system while also focusing on
elements of, supervision, risk assessment, conflict resolution, communications and reporting techniques.
Our criminal justice faculty at sec have extensive education and experience law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, probation,
military, prosecution and defense litigation, SCC instructors have proven experience, knowledge of proper procedures and an understanding
of criminal law, which means students receive up-to-date information and relevant skills.
For more information contact:Rita Dondlinger, Program Chair 402-323-3459, 800-642-4075 ext. 3459,email@example.com the College Admissions OfficeBeatrice 402-228-8214, 800-233-5027 ext. 1214Lincoln 402-437-2600, 800-642-4075 ext. 2600
Types of jobs available:
Compliance Officer, Juvenile Corrections Counselor, Parole Officer, Corrections officer, Electronic Monitoring Officer, Child Protective Services, Juvenile Detention Officer, Inmate Classification Officer, Youth Worker, Juvenile Parole Officer, Juvenile Diversion Officer, Drug Court Technician, Assistant Probation Officer.
Special Program Requirement:
Course offerings and prerequisites will be determined by the program. A grade of "C" or higher is required in all CRIM classes and ENGL1010 (when listed as a prerequisite) to progress through the program.
A criminal background check will be required of each student in this program. Based on the outcome of the background check, a student may be prevented from taking certain courses, accessing certain laboratory experiences, or completing the program. A non-refundable fee of $45 will be assessed for this CBC.
There are strict admission/hiring qualifications by criminal justice agencies if you are considering employment in the criminal justice profession. Factors that usually disqualify candidates from employment include (but not limited to), a criminal record (i.e. theft, assault, any felony), history of drug/alcohol abuse, significant psychological/personal disorders, dishonesty, etc. Criminal Justice agencies hire only the best qualified individuals to obtain and maintain public trust and confidence.