Corrections (CORREC)

CORREC 101  3 Units  
Introduction to Corrections  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course provides a history of and critical analysis of punishment, the various types of punishment, alternatives to punishment and the impact of punishment on the criminal justice system and corrections. Students in this course will conduct a critical examination of the types of correctional institutions and the clients housed in each institution. Contemporary correctional issues are discussed.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

C-ID: AJ 200

CORREC 102  3 Units  
Correctional Interviewing and Counseling  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course of study is an overview of the techniques in counseling and interviewing available to practitioners in corrections. It includes the use of appropriate techniques and theories in confidence building, which the correctional employee may use in client interviews and counseling.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

CORREC 103  3 Units  
Gangs and Corrections  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is designed to provide students with a base of knowledge as it relates to the impact of gangs in both correctional and community settings. It includes a review of the types of gangs, history, and criminal activities associated with gangs.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

CORREC 104  3 Units  
Control and Supervision in Corrections  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course will emphasize local, state, and federal institutions in the role played by the offender and the correctional worker. Topics will include inmate subculture, violence and effects of crowding on inmates and staff, coping techniques for correctional officers in a hostile prison environment.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

CORREC 105  3 Units  
Legal Aspects of Corrections  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is the study of the historical framework, concepts, and precedents that guide correctional practice. Course material will present a broader perspective of the correctional environment such as the civil rights of prisoners, responsibilities and liabilities of correctional officials, the courts, and police.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

CORREC 106  3 Units  
Probation and Parole  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is a study of the historical and contemporary view of the application of probation and parole procedures in the criminal justice system. Community corrections as applied to probation and parole, probation as an entity of the courts and parole as an entity of corrections compose the main focus of this course. This course material will broaden the student’s concept of community corrections and the rights and liabilities of a person on probation or parole.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only