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, this online graduate certificate in corrections leadership and management may be right for you. In the online corrections certificate program, you’ll learn about corrections management, community supervision and public administration so you can be an effective manager in the field.
Next start date: 03/11/2024
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 online corrections certificate program helps you develop a comprehensive knowledge of corrections management, community supervision and institutional management. The program also covers important cross-disciplines such as criminal justice, public administration and policy development. After completing the corrections certificate online, you’ll have the skills needed to effectively manage correctional populations in and out of prisons or other correctional institutions.
The online corrections certificate program can also be paired with ASU Online's Master of Arts in criminal justice degree without adding any extra cost or time to completion. However, if you’re interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, the online law enforcement graduate certificate may be a better fit.
Is earning a corrections certificate online 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. The online corrections certificate program can provide the education and skills needed to advance from line staff roles as probation officers or correctional officers into leadership positions. The certificate can also help you start a career in corrections or transition into the field from other related positions.
Online corrections certificate program courses
Courses in this online corrections certificate program are taught by experts in the field and cover all aspects of corrections management and administration. In your courses, 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:
Seminar in Corrections
Seminar in Gangs and Crime
Seminar in Violent Crime
Seminar in Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
Seminar in Courts and Sentencing
Online corrections leadership and management certificate career options
Graduates of the online corrections 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 corrections certificate online, you can pursue the following roles in corrections, probation, parole and pre-trial sentencing:
Online corrections leadership and management admission requirements
Applicants to the online corrections certificate program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
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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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