Online Corrections Management Graduate Certificate

Corrections managers perform a crucial function in the criminal justice system. Develop a comprehensive understanding of correctional administration to prepare for leadership positions in this field. Learn about administrative functions in the world of criminal justice through this certificate.

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Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 5

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 15

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Earn a certificate in corrections management

When you earn your graduate certificate in corrections management, you'll learn about leadership functions in institutional management and related fields like public administration. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of management challenges and policy development. This approach can help you prepare for specialized and front-line roles in corrections.

This certificate can be pursued as a stand-alone program or concurrently with an ASU Online master’s program. You may be able to share credits between the certificate program and the Master of Arts in criminal justice online program, subject to Graduate College policy guidelines.

The coursework will enable you to focus on correctional administration topics. These include policy analysis, public management, prison administration and more. You’ll also develop a subset of knowledge related to the corrections component of the criminal justice system. If you’re looking for a chance to learn more about corrections, this graduate certificate could be beneficial for your educational and career goals.

What can you do with a corrections certificate?

 

With your corrections certificate, you can broaden your potential criminal justice career opportunities. You can focus on topics related to the management and administration of corrections. These courses can also help you learn about community supervision programs. Through a comprehensive coverage of topics, you’ll learn to lead in a public agency and become a more effective corrections administration professional.

What types of jobs are available in corrections?

 

Graduates can apply for high-level and front-line jobs in correctional administration. A corrections certificate demonstrates your knowledge and commitment to the field of corrections management. Potential career titles may include correctional officer, mental health counselor, security specialist and more.

Corrections administration courses

To earn your corrections certificate, you’ll complete several required core courses. Course topics include corrections research, police organizations, management of correctional institutions and more. Browse some featured courses below.


Required

Seminar in Corrections


Required

Seminar in Criminal Justice Organization and Management


Required

Prison and Jail Administration


Required

Community Corrections


Required

Public Management


Corrections management jobs

The corrections management graduate certificate program may make you a more competitive applicant for these high-level and front-line positions. Find a sampling of job opportunities that may be open to correctional administration professionals below:

Clinical data manager

Correctional officer

Mental health counselor

Risk management specialist

Security specialist

Study correctional administration with professionals in public service and solutions

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Study correctional administration with professionals in public service and solutions

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Corrections management certificate requirements

Applicants to the graduate certificate in corrections management program must fulfill the Graduate College and Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions admission requirements.

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Join one of the best schools for community solutions and service

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems through teaching, research and service. Our public service programs, from public policy, to social work, to criminal justice, to emergency management, are designed to help prepare our diverse student body to make a difference in the community.

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