Corrections schools in Illinois provide students with the opportunity to learn the necessary skills required to work in the correctional industry. Most degree options available in the corrections program include associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Typical associate’s degrees take two-years to complete while a bachelor’s degree requires four-years. Courses in the corrections program include topics such as weapons management, self-defense, correctional and legal system interface, and criminal psychology. Program graduates often secure entry-level employment as a correctional officer in such facilities as local prisons, juvenile detention centers, county jails or state penitentiaries.
- Master of Science in Criminal Justice : Corrections