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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections

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Types of Jobs Available

  • Compliance Officer
  • Juvenile Corrections Counselor
  • Parole Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Electronic Monitoring Officer
  • Child Protective Services
  • Juvenile Detention Officer
  • Inmate Classification Officer
  • Youth Worker
  • Juvenile Parole Officer
  • Juvenile Diversion Officer
  • Drug Court Technician
  • Assistant Probation Officer

Graduates of the program will find employment in a wide variety of entry level positions within the growing field of Community-Based and Institutional Corrections for adult and juveniles. Positions are available in institutional corrections (jails and prisons and secure mental health facilities), community corrections (residential facilities, probation and parole and diversion), Juvenile corrections, problem-solving court technicians, private sector and social services

This degree can be used for seeking immediate employment in adult or juvenile services or corrections. SCC offers Criminal Justice courses as electives in the Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in the Academic Transfer program if you’re looking to earn a bachelor’s degree. Careers as a Probation or Parole officer and some Juvenile Justice careers will require a Bachelor’s Degree. Each transfer university accepts different courses to fulfill their requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to check with their receiving institution to see what credits will transfer. Please work closely with an SCC advisor.

Program Overview

The Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections program is designed to prepare students to serve the community and its individuals in a variety of criminal justice settings. Graduates are prepared to perform the basic duties and tasks associated with entry-level positions in field services and institutional corrections. The program introduces students to evidence-based practices in community based correctional services, institutional corrections, secure mental health facilities and juvenile justice agencies. The program is designed to equip students with both the skills and knowledge needed to prepare them for the special challenges involved in working with a wide variety of clients in a community-based corrections setting and working with inmates in an institutional setting.

This program is intended to support the continued professional growth of in-service practitioners through the enhancement of field-specifics and knowledge. The program provides an overview of the criminal justice system while also focusing on elements of, supervision, risk assessment, conflict resolution, communications and reporting techniques.

Our criminal justice faculty at SCC have extensive education and experience law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, probation, military, prosecution and defense litigation, SCC instructors have proven experience, knowledge of proper procedures and an understanding of criminal law, which means students receive up-to-date information and relevant skills.

For more information contact:
Rita Dondlinger, Program Director
402-323-3459, 800-642-4075 ext. 3459

or the College Admissions Office
Beatrice 402-228-8214, 800-233-5027 ext. 1214
Lincoln 402-437-2600, 800-642-4075 ext. 2600

Special Program Requirement

Course offerings and prerequisites will be determined by the program. A grade of “C” or higher is required in all CRIM classes and ENGL 1010  (when listed as a prerequisite) to progress through the program.

There are strict admission/hiring qualifications by criminal justice agencies if you are considering employment in the criminal justice profession. Factors that usually disqualify candidates from employment include (but not limited to), a criminal record (i.e. theft, assault, any felony), history of drug/alcohol abuse, significant psychological/personal disorders, dishonesty, etc. Criminal Justice agencies hire only the best qualified individuals to obtain and maintain public trust and confidence.