Courses

The US Criminal Justice system is a complex web of interconnected authorities, facilities, issues and concerns. One of the most important facets of criminal justice is the corrections system that houses, monitors and reintegrates individuals – adults and juveniles – under supervision of the law. The criminal laws and penal system that determine corrections requirements, the various stresses on the largest corrections system in the world here in the US as well as the various issues, concerns and considerations for rehabilitating and reintegrating individuals back into society require a fundamental understanding of the entire system in order to successfully take on the roles and responsibilities of professionals working in the Corrections system.

Recognizing the need for skilled professionals that undertake a career in this difficult and complex field, the Corrections Specialist program takes learners through the ins and outs of the US Corrections system and the laws that govern it alongside the individual, political and societal issues that corrections professionals face every day.

OPTIONAL Non-Paid Externship: To be eligible for the clinical externship, students must successfully complete the program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening, and meet other requirements.  

National Certification: The program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Corrections (CJ-CRCT)

Laptops Available: Students may purchase a refurbished laptop for $75 to use for this class. 

All textbooks and materials are included. 

Students that complete will earn a certificate of completion. 

Video lesson presentations. 

Mobile-Ready. 

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity 

Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience.  As learners progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR START DATE. 

Please contact, the Continuing Education Dept. at continuinged@govst.edu or 708.534.3199



October 15, 2021 to January 31, 2022, Online

With the onset of terrorism and heightened threats both at home and abroad, Homeland Security is a growing, increasingly complex field within the Criminal Justice field. Homeland security professionals address key functions of threat prevention, crisis response, and operations recovery. Given that homeland security is a responsibility shared by a number of different government agencies, professionals in this field require cooperation from all sides including the private sector and individual citizens. Ideal for anyone entering law enforcement, private security or public administration, this course provides students with an overview of homeland security issues, threats and emergency management to ensure they understand the context within which their roles and responsibilities contribute to the overall effort to deter and mitigate against the effects of these new threats.

This program is designed to prepare successful participants to work in various Homeland Security agencies at a local, state or federal level. Specifically for those learners whose career-focus is in counter-terrorism, counter-intelligence, national security or government security, this program is a great way to examine new and different subject areas within this growing field. The program provides an overview of the elements involved in the homeland security function, as well as the challenges critical infrastructure managers in government and industry can/will face while maintaining mission operations and staff accountability in the midst of multiple overlapping roles and responsibilities in our rapidly changing world.

ONLINE/SELF PACED: The student will determine his or her start date and will be given up to 6 months to complete the program.

OPTIONAL Non-Paid Externship: To be eligible for the clinical externship, students must successfully complete the program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening, and meet other requirements.  

Certification: The program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Homeland Security (CJ-HSS)

Laptops Available: Students may purchase a refurbished laptop for $75 to use for this class. 

All textbooks and materials are included. 

Students that complete will earn a certificate of completion. 

Video lesson presentations. 

Mobile-Ready. 

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity 

Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience.  As learners progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

 

Students may start at any time! CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR START DATE. 

Please contact: continuinged@govst.edu or 708.534.3199



October 15, 2021 to January 31, 2022, Online