2021-2022 Catalog 
    Jan 22, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Community-Based Corrections Occupational Skills Award

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The Occupational Skills Award (OSA) for Community Based Corrections Studies is a 12-unit program that will allow students the opportunity to achieve completion of the OSA within one year. It provides students with theory and historical and contemporary aspects of social control and state and federal mandates of early release programs. Students will learn criminogenic risk factors and pro-social assessments and factors related to reducing recidivism rates. Students will be introduced to the Collaborative Court Systems’ alternative sentencing programs. Exposure to and evaluation of community-based and residential programs to assist adults, adolescents, and families transitioning back into society will be explored. The OSA can supplement any area of study. Students completing the OSA may find employment in probation, parole, youth facilitates including juvenile counseling settings, juvenile correctional detention centers, the California Youth Authority, half-way houses and more.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Identify criminogenic risk and protective factors that exacerbate or mitigate criminal behaviors
  • Describe theoretical concepts of criminology
  • Identify and differentiate the various collaborative course systems in the U.S.
  • Identify the historical aspects of the U.S. Criminal Justice System


Course ID Title Units
HS 37   Introduction to Criminology 3
HS 119   Introduction of Criminal Justice System 3
HS 128   Community-Based Corrections 3
HS 187   Juvenile Violence, Gangs, and Victimization 3




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