Human Services - Correctional Counseling

Associate in Applied Science
Career Degree

Become a healer and reformer

A common thread in antisocial behavior is a lack of support. Become a resource people in your community can turn to. Help people feel supported and envision positive outcomes in their own lives.

This program is unique to CLC. In addition to classwork, you are immersed in a practicum based in a professional setting. Learn to reverse socially destructive behavior after you gain the knowledge and skills to work with affected individuals, including:

  • using the strengths perspective
  • developing a reintegration plan
  • completing a social history
  • documenting casework

What can you do with an A.A.S. in Correctional Counseling?

Become the person who reduces prison populations and supports criminal justice reform through holistic healing.

Whether you’re just starting out or have a background in education, social work or psychology, this Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree will position you for success in rehabilitating clients in a correctional setting.

Some students have been hired to assist with documentation in parole and probation settings or as residential aides in halfway houses or similar facilities.

Start right away with your associate degree in roles such as:

  • caseworker aide
  • probation aide
  • parole aide

With additional education, you can become:

  • treatment manager
  • therapist
  • mental health clinician
  • correctional counselor


  • National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission

    This program is commended for excellence in the preparation of the 21st-century addictions professional workforce.
  • 100% Online

    Can be completed 100% online.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Degree

    Earn an associate degree in 2 years and gain in-demand technical and job-ready skills.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Career Outlook

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Recommended Pathway

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. View degree requirements in the college catalog.

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*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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