Lake Michigan College's Corrections, Probation, and Parole program prepares you for a demanding career in the judicial system. You'll often work on class projects, and case studies as part of a group. You will have the opportunity to travel to different judicial settings. On these field trips, you will be able to meet professionals and see what various work settings are like.
The classroom activities required will allow you to practice the interpersonal and verbal skills you will need once you begin working in the corrections, probation, and parole field. Along with assigned bookwork, you will be encouraged to search beyond the classroom for resources that may be helpful in your future.
"I encourage students to see what it's really like out there," said Robert Lane. "There is nothing like volunteering, and experiencing a career first hand."
Courses in your major will give you background in sociology, psychology, political science, and communication. These core courses will provide you with the knowledge to become successful in a career in corrections, probation, and parole.
Technology in the Classroom
A variety of technologies are used in conjunction with traditional lecture and hands-on activities. PowerPoint presentations, videos, DVDs, the Internet and materials available on Canvas - the College's instructional Intranet - play an important role in class.