James "Jim" Seaman, MS, Chair
Phone: (419) 995-8386
Office: 145H Tech Edu Lab
The Corrections Program is designed for students interested in the field of probation/parole, halfway house counselors, crime victim counselors, juvenile caseworkers and correctional institution employees. The program is also available in a distance education format where a majority of the coursework is available and accessible through distance learning methods and designed to prepare students for correctional situations, both theoretically and practically. Upon completion of the two-year program, students will graduate with an Associate Degree in Applied Science.
See here for details.
Associate of Applied Science Degree
(Available in traditional and fully online formats)
Structured Course Sequence (4 Semester Plan)
|COM 1110 ||English Composition||3|
|COR 2600||Correctional Supervision||4|
|CPT 1250||Computer Applications in the Workplace||3|
|LAW 1130||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|PSY 1010 ||General Psychology||3|
|SDE 1010 ||First Year Experience||1|
|COR 2230||Probation and Parole||3|
|LAW 1540 ||Constitutional Issues||3|
|SOC 1010 ||Sociology||3|
or MTH 1151
|Math of Business |
or Quantitative Reasoning
|COR 2570||Case Management and Counseling||4|
or HST 1011
or HST 1012
or HST 1610
or HST 2300
or LIT 1450
or LIT 2210
or LIT 2215
or LIT 2227
or LIT 2250
or LIT 2260
or LIT 2305
or LIT 2310
or LIT 2450
|American History Since 1877 |
or Western Civilization I
or Western Civilization II
or American History to 1877
or Technology and Civilization
or Introduction to Film
or Introduction to Literature
or Native American Literature
or Literature of Graphic Novels
or The American Short Story
or Fantasy Literature
or Introduction to Shakespeare
or Literature and the Holocaust
or Themes in Literature and Film
|LAW 2020||Criminal Law||3|
|LAW 2200||Juvenile Delinquency||3|
|SOC 1320||American Cultural Diversity||3|
or COM 2213
|Public Speaking |
or Verbal Judo
|COR 1160||Correctional Tactics||3|
|COR 2150 ||Corrections Capstone||1|
|COR 2720 ||Special Needs Clients||4|
or PSY 2150
or PSY 2200
or SOC 1210
or SOC 2300
|Abnormal Psychology |
or Lifespan Psychology
or Social Psychology
or Family Sociology
or Social Problems
See here for Portfolio and Capstone information.
If planning to pursue a bachelor degree, choose from one of the TAG approved Math courses. See MTH courses in Course Description section of this catalog.
Students should check course prerequisites before registering. Prerequisites are listed in the Course Tab.
COR 1160 — Correctional Tactics
3 Credit hours
Prepares correctional students in firearm and self-defense tactics. Students will be trained on a handgun and a shotgun following the ODRC specifications. Students will also be trained in unarmed self-defense tactics and upon course completion must be able to demonstrate the following: rolling break fall, back fall, come along, fight break up. basic block, outside wrist turn, arm bar take down, inside wrist turn, throw away technique, defense against grabs, strikes and kicks. (This course involves physical activity and students must have a physical or doctor's permission to complete the course.) This course is graded S/U.
Prerequisites: Must be a second year correction student and have submitted a criminal background check.
COR 2150 — Corrections Capstone
1 Credit hour
Allows students to demonstrate their proficiency by integrating technical knowledge and core skills and abilities. Each student will be given a correctional file and must complete the appropriate interviews, assessments case plans and referrals for their particular client. This course will include an e-portfolio self-growth/awareness writing assignment and an exit evaluation of critical thinking and writing.
Prerequisites: COR 2570.
COR 2230 — Probation and Parole
3 Credit hours
Examines problems facing the probation officer and the parolee and theories concerning parole for the criminal. Students will also learn to write a presentence investigation and parole violation.
COR 2500 — Practicum
1-2 Credit hours
Provides on the job training under the direction of local criminal justice officials. It is given on an individual basis with evaluations completed by the supervising faculty member. A total of 210 student practicum hours are required. This course is graded S/U.
Prerequisites: COR 2600.
COR 2570 — Case Management and Counseling
4 Credit hours
Studies various approaches to correctional assessment, counseling and problem solving skill techniques. Students will study these approaches and then apply them in lab settings with practical applications. Skills will be gained in Risk and Need Assessments, AIM's, Client Management Classification Instruments as well as case planning and teaching problem solving skills to correctional clients.
Prerequisites: COM 1110, COR 2230.
COR 2600 — Correctional Supervision
4 Credit hours
Explores the history of the correctional system and then builds on current correctional facility operations. Students will learn the fundamentals of day to day prison and jail operations including practical applications of pat downs, cell searches, cell extractions, and transports. Emergency operations will also be discussed. The course will conclude with supervisory education focusing on line and middle management levels to prepare the student for promotional opportunities in the work force.
COR 2720 — Special Needs Clients
4 Credit hours
Discusses two components, the first half pertaining to the plight of crime victims. A brief history of crime victims will be discussed and then a focus on victims of violent crime including sexual assault, child abuse, spousal abuse, bullying, murder, and robbery. Special emphasis will be on how data is collected. The second component will focus on special offenders including sex offenders and other offenders with high recidivism rates. This course will include an e-portfolio assignment.