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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Community Corrections Specialist Certificate

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The Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Certificate in Community Corrections offer the opportunity to build essential skills for community corrections professionals. Additionally, this initiative supports the growing demand for alternatives to incarceration. This certificate is designed to support criminal justice organizations such as Day Report Centers, Community Residential Programs, Parole & Probation Services, Advocacy groups, Attorneys, individuals supporting community correctional rehabilitation and criminal legal policies in their communities, and other organizations with a focus on alternatives to incarceration or a holistic approach.


Program Overview

The Community Corrections Specialist Certificate builds essential skills for those working in areas critical to alternatives to incarceration. Topics covered include grant writing, program evaluation, cultural competency, diversion approaches, trauma informed approaches, and treatment of underlying causes of deviance and recidivism.  Social structural factors specific to the area and the role of counseling for the criminal justice professional will also be offered.

Curriculum for a Certificate in Community Corrections Specialist

General Education Core 6
Community Corrections Core 24
Total Credit Hours Required 30


General Education Core

Community Corrections Core

Program Disclaimer

This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of study for this calendar year. Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

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