Criminal Justice - Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections

Criminal Justice Student

Program Description

Start your career in corrections at Southeast Community College. Our Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections program is designed to prepare you to serve your community and its individuals in a variety of criminal justice settings. You will be introduced to evidence-based practices in Community based correctional services, institutional corrections, secure mental health facilities and juvenile justice agencies.

In many instances, you can transfer your credits earned toward a criminal justice bachelor’s degree program. We offer criminal justice courses as electives in the Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in the Academic Transfer program if you want to earn a bachelor’s degree. It is your responsibility to check with your transfer institution to find out what credits will transfer. Please work closely with your SCC advisor.

Our Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections program provides you with an overview of the criminal justice system while focusing on the following elements:

  • supervision
  • risk assessment
  • conflict resolution
  • communications
  • reporting techniques



Our program teaches you the skills and expertise needed to work with a wide variety of clients in a community-based corrections setting and inmates in an institutional setting. Recent graduates reported an average salary of $39,728. Career options in Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections include:

  • Assistant Probation Officer
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Compliance Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Drug Court Technician
  • Electronic Monitoring Officer
  • Inmate Classification Officer
  • Juvenile Corrections Counselor
  • Juvenile Detention Officer
  • Juvenile Diversion Officer
  • Juvenile Parole Officer
  • Parole Officer
  • Social Worker
  • Youth Specialist

**Some careers in criminal justice also require intensive training in use of firearms and other defensive tactics and technologies taught in training academies.

Awards Offered: A.A.S. Degree
Locations: Lincoln, Online
Formats: Online
Start: Fall / Spring
Schedule: Full-Time
Estimated Total Cost
$9,257 Associate of Applied Science

SCC Criminal Justice program students have a desire to help others and make a difference in their communities. They are problem solvers, quick thinkers, and possess and regularly demonstrate good judgment and oral and written communication skills. A positive attitude and the ability to work individually or as part of a team are also important.

You can start the Adult & Juvenile Services and Corrections program in the Fall, Spring or Summer terms. Follow these steps to finish your application:

  1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
  2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
  3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
  4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution

Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution (NC-SARA) institution. As such, SCC is unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following areas at this time: American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

For more information about the post-graduation achievements of SCC Graduates as well as average starting salaries, refer to the annual Graduate Report (PDF).

For information about the methodologies used to gather the post-graduation student achievement data contained in the annual Graduate Report, refer to the Institutional Research page or contact