(Offered at the Reese and Levelland Campuses)
The Law Enforcement Technology, Corrections Specialization, program is specifically designed to prepare the student to begin a career with local, county, state and federal agencies in a career in corrections. This educational program develops skills needed to begin and progress through a career in corrections. Students seeking a career that requires a baccalaureate degree should refer to the Criminal Justice program. A student who completes this curriculum will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. To qualify for the A.A.S. degree, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.
The program also awards an Enhanced Skills Certificate upon completion of an additional nine hours of technical coursework.
Texas commissioned corrections officers may receive credit for the Basic Jailor Course or certification through the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Academy series (CJCR 1400, Basic Jail) once they have completed all other degree requirements within the corrections officer specialization.
The advisors in the Law Enforcement Technology program are Dr. Lance Scott, Associate Professor of Law Enforcement; Kenny Burns, Assitant Professor of Law Enforcement; Mark Wittie, Instructor in Law Enforcement; and John Barnes, Instructor in Law Enforcement.