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Advanced Uses of C# Programming

This course will build upon the previous courses to provide students with the syntax and languages differences from C++ and Visual Basic such that they can develop similar applications using C# for the Microsoft .NET platform. These applications will involve graphics, data management, exception handling and using different data file types while providing appropriate user interfaces. [16-32-48] Lab Fee

Introduction to Criminal Justice

The processes, institutions, and administration of criminal justice in the United States. The crime problem and criminal law, law enforcement, criminal prosecution, bail, diversion, the jury trial and sentencing, the correctional system (including probation, prisons, inmates’ rights, and parole), and introduction to the juvenile justice process will be examined.

Introduction to Corrections

The historical development and philosophy of corrections, the development of corrections in the United States, current reforms and approaches in modern corrections (including the concepts of probation, parole, minimum security, and maximum security), and the work of related social agencies will be examined.

Institutional Corrections

A survey of the history and philosophy of correctional institutions focusing on the use of imprisonment as a mechanism of social control, custody versus treatment, rights of prisoners, prison and jail management, institutional training programs, examination of contemporary correctional institutions, penological and criminological theory, prison and jail architecture, and prisoner society.

Correctional Law

Survey of substantive and procedural correctional law (including sentencing, probation, parole, imprisonment, fines and restitutions, and prisoner’s rights). Students will analyze the complex legal issues concerning American corrections.

Client Growth and Development

An analysis of the correctional client. Specific attention will be directed to the comparison of normal and criminal behaviors; etiologies of delinquent and criminal offenders; identification of mentally disordered, substance and sexual abusers, and predatory and property offenders. Correctional institutional and community-based intervention strategies, referral agencies, and treatment programs will be identified and evaluated.

Client Relations in Corrections

A study of social and psychological factors and processes in criminal behavior, including the social concepts of culture, socialization, attitude formation, personal and group alienation, discrimination, and affirmative action programs. Specific attention will be directed to the effect of these social concepts on race and ethnic groups and various methods by which correctional officers may promote diplomacy and conflict resolution. Topics, both directly and indirectly, related to effective client relations (such as stress management, health and wellness, effective communication strategies, professional behavioral standards, and effective and objective documentation) will also be explored.

Local Correctional Academy

The Local Correctional Academy is a Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC) approved 160-hour training program for correctional personnel supervising inmates in county jails. The program will focus on achieving the skills necessary to maintain the safety and security of the correctional institution. Primary topics include intake procedures, correctional law, cultural diversity, custody and security, subject control, ethics, fire safety, interpersonal communication, prisoner behavior, report writing, sexual harassment and hostile work environment, stress management, suicide awareness, and first aid. Lab Fee

Local Correctional Re-Entry Academy

The Local Correctional Re-Entry Academy is a Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC) approved 96-hour core training program for candidates eligible for waiver of mandatory training requirements as outlined in the MSCTC Recognition of Prior Training and Experience policy. Core training will focus on achieving the skills necessary to maintain the safety and security of the correctional institution. Primary topics include intake procedures, correctional law, custody and security, fire safety, interpersonal communication, prisoner behavior, suicide awareness, and stress management. Lab Fee

Physical Training 1

This course is designed to teach students the information and skills necessary to stay fit for duty and for life. The course content includes fitness and wellness concepts to provide a healthy life style. Students will participate in a variety of activities designed to improve the cardiovascular system, muscular strength, and flexibility.