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Desiree Barrett

Desiree Barrett '08
B.S. Elementary Teaching

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Dearborn University Consortium Center

BS Degree in Criminal Justice - Corrections Emphasis

Corrections Officer, who works in secure correctional facilities; performs custodial services; acts as a residential unit manager; and assists prisoners in their transition back to society.

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Career Opportunities

  • Police Officer for a local, state or federal agency who is responsible for the safety of the community; investigates crimes and provides related services.
  • Probation/Parole Officer, who manages caseloads of offenders; assures that requirements of probation are followed; and helps clients make the transition back to society.
  • Corrections Officer, who works in secure correctional facilities; performs custodial services; acts as a residential unit manager; and assists prisoners in their transition back to society.
  • Loss Control Officer, who provides many of the same services as a police officer only in the private sector; maintains perimeter security in industrial settings; manages loss control programs; and performs private investigative work.

Degree Program

Courses taken at Henry Ford Community College
CRJ 131 Introduction to Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 132 Police Administration Staff & Line Operations 3
CRJ 135 Juvenile Justice 3
CRJ 136 Corrections I—Introduction to Corrections 3
CRJ 137 Corrections 2  3
CRJ 138 Probation and Parole 3
CRJ 139 Human Relations Corrections  3
BCA 140 Software Applications 3
CRJ 141 Corrections Clients—Human Growth & Development  3
CRJ 251 Criminal Law  3
CRJ 253 Legal Issues in Corrections/Probation & Parole  4
CRJ 286 Topics in Corrections/Probation & Parole  3
PSY 131 Introductory Psychology 3
SPC 131 Fundamentals of Speaking or 3
SPC 145 Interpersonal Communication
POLS 131 Introduction to American Government  3
POLS 135 American Legal Systems and Processes  3
PSY 251 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC 251 Ethnic & Racial Diversity in Societies
 
MACRAO Certification
English Requirements 6
Humanities requirements  5
Science/mathematics requirements 8
Free Electives * 12-18
 
Courses taken at Lake Superior State University
CJUS 321 Ethical Issues in Public Safety  3
CJUS 330 Correctional Casework 3
CJUS 345 Statistics and Design for Public Safety  4
CJUS 401 Senior Seminar 3
CJUS 402 Corrections Internship 3-9
SOCY 214 Criminology 3
Free Electives  7
Approved Minor Requirements  6
 
* choose minor or concentration with LSSU advisor

Lifetime Goal...

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Amanda Zoerner
Honors Biology
Pre-veterinary Science
Business Minor
Harbor Springs, MI

"I have wanted to be a veterinarian since second grade. During my sophomore and junior years of high school, I started looking into other in-state colleges where I could get an undergraduate degree in pre-veterinary medicine. I chose LSSU ..." [ more ]

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