Administration of Justice - Level II Corrections, Certificate of Achievement

The Administration of Justice: Level II Corrections Certificate of Achievement program prepares students to enter the workforce as corrections officers in the field of institutional and community based corrections of adult and juvenile offenders. Students will learn basic supervision, control and incident report writing skills to prepare them for common duties and challenges of correctional officers at detention centers and in community service.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Understand how organizations maintain security of a detention facility, staff and inmates.
  • Identify the functional differences between jails and prisons.
  • Identify common disruptive incidents and write a basic incident report.
  • Understand and analyze the primary functions, procedures and financial value of community corrections, to wit: probation and parole.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

Required Core
ADMJ 55Writing for Criminal Justice3
ADMJ 57Introduction to Corrections3
Select one course from the following:3
Community and the Justice System
Legal Aspects of Evidence
Criminal Court Process
Juvenile Procedures
Total Units9

Graduation Requirements

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  

The model sequence of coursework below is one pathway for students to complete the program. The information below is not an official educational plan. An MPC Counselor can assist you with creating a personalized education plan based on your academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling and up-to-date program requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ADMJ 55 Writing for Criminal Justice 3
ADMJ 57 Introduction to Corrections 3
Community and the Justice System
or Legal Aspects of Evidence
or Criminal Court Process
or Juvenile Procedures
 Total Units9

Ready to Work!MPC “Ready to Work” Career Education programs offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills needed for employment and job advancement.

All students should consult with a Counselor to discuss career pathways, for support with career exploration and planning, and to create a personalized education plan to help them meet their academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling services provided by MPC and to connect with a Counselor.

Additional resources are available through MPC’s Career & Transfer Resource Center (CTRC). The CTRC offers career resources, workshops, guidance and referrals. Visit the CTRC for support finding online career information and other resources to explore majors, occupations, and employment information.