The Corrections Certificate Program prepares students for a career in state, county, federal, or community corrections. The certificate combines specialized criminal justice, corrections, and general education coursework to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to compete for entry into the corrections field. Credits earned in the certificate program are applicable to a Quill Bill-eligible Associate in Science Degree at Massasoit Community College. They are also fully transferable to most other colleges.

Students who complete the Corrections Certificate will have:

  • Acquired the necessary and specific academic course work to prepare them for a position in Massachusetts Corrections facilities after successful completion of academy training.
  • A working understanding of the corrections career and the opportunities available for employment in various agencies.

Many students complete this certificate in conjunction with their Associates Degree.

Certificate Requirements

Introduction to Criminal Justice
Community Corrections
Corrections Law & Procedure
English Composition I
State & Local Government or American National Government
General Psychology
Principles of Sociology

Additional Information
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