Earn a Community Corrections Specialist Certificate

With our industry-driven Community Corrections Specialist Certificate, students learn the essential skills for those working in areas critical to alternatives to incarceration. Topics covered include grant writing, case management, cultural competency, diversion approaches, trauma-informed approaches, and treatment of underlying causes of deviance and recidivism.

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Why Pursue a Community Corrections Specialist Certificate

With the Community Corrections Specialist Certificate, students build essential skills for community corrections professionals. The certificate allows students to:

    • Learn industry-specific skills focused on Recidivism Reduction & Reeentry as well as Community Corrections.
    • Develop a solid foundation required for working at Day Report Centers, Community Residential Programs, Parole & Probation Services, and Advocacy groups.
    • Get practical exposure through mastering the key elements essential for crafting competitive grant applications and engaging in hands-on grant creation.
    • Get guidance from faculty members meant for career advancement or further studies.

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Become Career Ready With a Community Corrections Specialist Certificate

Can you see yourself as a successful Case Manager, Community Engagement Specialist, Criminal Justice Program Specialist, or Grant Writing Assistant?

Our Community Corrections Specialist Certificate teaches students in-demand skills through an industry-focused curriculum required to enter the Community Corrections Workforce

Throughout this program, students learn the latest workforce-ready technical skills, knowledge, competencies, and professional aptitude required in day-to-day as a Community Corrections Specialist

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

With a Community Corrections Specialist Certificate, students learn hands-on skills necessary to build essential skills for community corrections professionals.

This program delivers students practical understanding of Community Corrections. The curriculum helps students to:

    • Identify multidimensional factors in drug use, dependence, and treatment specific to West Virginia
    • Identify conditions that most commonly co-occur with substance use disorders
    • Identify key elements to creating competitive grant applications
    • Explore strategies that reduce reoffending in trauma-impacted populations

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Admission requirements to earn a Community Corrections Specialist Certificate include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time once an application is submitted.
To choose a suitable Certificate, you must consider the time to complete, cost of tuition, and quality of the instruction provided. If you need additional insight into career options, consider a free career inventory assessment before exploring course options that align with personal and professional interests.
This certificate is a good option for students who want to build a strong foundation for starting their career in the Community Corrections discipline.
Students do not require ACT or SAT scores to qualify. Students may need ACT or SAT scores, or free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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