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  • Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections Program.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections Program.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections Program.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
     

Adult and Juvenile Services and Corrections

  •  Estimated Cost: $7,393

    Program Length: 4 semesters

    Locations: Online / ESQ

    Start Term(s): Fall / Spring / Summer

    Awards Offered: AAS

    Program Description

    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:

    • supervision
    • risk assessment
    • conflict resolution
    • communications
    • reporting techniques
     


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    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.

    You can start the Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections program in the Fall, Spring or Summer terms. Follow these steps to finish your application:

    1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
    2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
    3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
    4. 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.

    A Criminal Background Check will be required of each student in this program. Based on the outcome of the CBC, 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 the CBC.

    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 $36,816. 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
    Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution. As a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution, we are unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following states/areas: California and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

    Rita Dondlinger, Program Director
    Education Square (ESQ)
    Master Forensic Science (MFS), Nebraska Wesleyan University
    B.A. Criminal Justice & Sociology, Kansas Wesleyan University
    Related Work Experience: 19 years
    800-642-4075 ext. 3459
    402-323-3459
    rdondlinger@southeast.edu

    Samuel Bethune, Instructor
    Education Square (ESQ)
    J.D. University of Nebraska College of Law
    B.A. Law Enforcement, Drake University
    Related Work Experience: 26 years
    800-642-4075, ext. 3466
    402-323-3466
    sbethune@southeast.edu

    Patrick Crouch, Instructor
    Education Square (ESQ)
    B.S. Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska-Omaha
    J.D. University of Nebraska College of Law
    Related Work Experience: 31 years  
    800-642-4075, ext. 3473
    402-323-3473
    pcrouch@southeast.edu

    Brian Gage, Instructor
    Education Square (ESQ)
    Master Public Administration (MPA), Bellevue University
    B.S. Criminal Justice & Sociology, University of Nebraska-Kearney
    Related Work Experience: 34 years
    800-642-4075, ext. 3483
    402-323-3483
    bgage@southeast.edu

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