Online Corrections Leadership and Management Graduate Certificate

Corrections managers are leaders in prisons, parole agencies and probation departments. If you aspire to work in these leadership roles, then this online graduate certificate in corrections leadership and management might be right for you. In the program, you’ll learn about corrections, community supervision and public administration so you can be an effective manager in the field.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 03/14/2022


Total classes: 5

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 15

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What is corrections leadership and management?

Professionals in corrections management oversee operations, staff and offenders during probation, parole, pre-trial sentencing or in prison. As leaders in departments and prisons, corrections managers are responsible for supervising frontline staff, implementing policy changes, allocating budgets, administering programs and more, depending on the position. These positions often include many of the administrative tasks associated with being a manager or executive but with the unique challenges and rewards of working in criminal justice.

What skills will I learn in my graduate certificate in corrections leadership and management courses?

 

The corrections leadership and management certificate will help you develop a comprehensive knowledge of corrections, community supervision and institutional management. The program also covers important cross-disciplines such as criminal justice, public administration and policy development. After completing the certificate, you’ll have the skills needed to effectively manage correctional populations in and outside of prisons or other correctional institutions. 

The online corrections leadership and management certificate can be completed in as little as two semesters or less than a year. This certificate can also be paired with our online Master of Arts in criminal justice degree without adding any extra cost or time to completion. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, then the corrections management certificate would not be the best fit and you should consider the online law enforcement graduate certificate instead.

Is an online corrections leadership and management certificate worth it?

 

A graduate certificate in corrections leadership and management empowers you to advance your career in the field and move into higher paying roles. Most leadership and management positions in corrections require a bachelor’s or master’s degree and specialized knowledge of corrections management. This certificate can provide the education and skills needed to advance from line staff roles as probation officers or corrections officers into leadership positions. The certificate can also help you start a career in corrections or transition into the field from other related positions.

Does my corrections management degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Online corrections leadership and management certificate courses

Courses in this certificate are taught by experts in the field and cover all aspects of corrections management and administration. You’ll develop an understanding of policy development, the overall criminal justice system and how to lead a public agency. Featured courses in this program include:


Required

Seminar in Corrections


Required

Community Corrections


Required

Public Management


Elective

Seminar in Gangs and Crime


Elective

Seminar in Violent Crime


Elective

Seminar in Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice


Elective

Seminar in Courts and Sentencing


Online corrections leadership and management certificate career options

Graduates of this certificate program are well prepared to pursue corrections management roles in criminal justice agencies at the federal, state and local levels. This includes the National Institute of Corrections, the Federal Bureau of Prisons and local corrections departments. After completing this certificate, you can pursue the following roles in corrections, probation, parole and pre-trial sentencing:

Administrative support

Director

Executive manager

Manager

Study with professors who have inspired the next generation of public service leaders

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 with professors who have inspired the next generation of public service leaders

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.

Online corrections leadership and management admission requirements

Applicants to the online corrections leadership and management graduate certificate must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

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Study at one of the top 10 colleges for criminal justice programs

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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