Human Services

Human Services

Correctional Counseling Certificate

Business and Social Sciences Division, Room T302, (847) 543-2047

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/hus
Degree: Certificate
Plan 25HJ

This program is designed for students who have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Human Services, Social Work, Counseling, or an approved related field and are interested in gaining specialized knowledge and skills to work in agencies and programs specialized in helping people associated with the criminal justice system. This includes organizations with programs for those in correctional facilities as well as those within the community. The students will gain skills and knowledge to enhance their previous education and enable employment in the human services fields.

Students with less than a Bachelor’s Degree are encouraged to complete the A.A.S Degree in Correctional Counseling, Plan 25HK, or the A.A. Degree in Social Work or related field and then transfer. The current trend to reduce prison populations and support criminal justice reform creates more opportunity for community correctional programs and the need for specialists to work in this field. The Prerequisite Coursework may be waived by the Department Chair for students with similar courses and a Master’s Degree in an approved program.


Recommended Plan of Study

Summer Semester

Course

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

First Semester

18 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Introduction to Group Dynamics

3

course

Introduction to Counseling Skills

3

course

Drugs and Society

3

course

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

course

Community-Based Corrections

3

course

Introduction to Corrections or

other Concentration/Elective (see list below)

3

Second Semester

15-16 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Advanced Addictions Counseling Skills

3

course

Substance Abuse and Criminal Justice

3

course

Human Services Internship or

course

Criminal Justice Assessment Seminar

3-4

course

Ethics in Human Services

2

course

Human Services Practicum Orientation

1

course

Process Addictions/Impulse Disorders or

other Concentration/Elective (see list below)

2

course

Special Topics in Human Services or

other Concentration/Elective (see list below)

1

Total hours for Certificate

33-34

Concentration/Elective Options

Course

Title

Hours

course

Principles of Direct Supervision

3

course

Introduction to Criminology

3

course

Introduction to Corrections

3

course

Criminal Law

3

course

Institutional Corrections

3

course

Juvenile Delinquency

3

course

Principles of Courtroom Testimony

3

course

Criminal Justice Assessment Seminar

3

course

Principles of Foster Care

1

course

Addiction Counseling and Treatment I

3

course

Process Addictions/Impulse Disorders

2

course

Pharmacology and Disease in Substance Abuse

3

course

Trauma and Violence

4

course

Child Maltreatment

3

course

Addiction Counseling and Treatment II

4

course

Special Topics in Human Services

1-3

course

State and Local Politics

3

course

Abnormal Psychology or

course

Being Different: The Sociology of Deviant Behavior

3

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact Mick Cullen at (847) 543-2573 or mcullen@clcillinois.edu, or the Business and Social Sciences Division at (847) 543-2047.