What will I learn?

The A.A. degree in Corrections/Probation provides the foundational education required for an individual’s career entry into the criminal justice field, specifically correctional operations and probation/parole case investigations. The courses range from concepts of criminal law, evidence, investigation and reporting to criminology, aspects of social change, and corrections investigations.

Student Learning Outcomes - upon completion, students will be able to:

• Identify and discuss the legal and sociological approaches to correctional theories and practices.

• Analyze the current correctional system and alternative sentencing solutions.

• Analyze and evaluate the current theories and concepts that attribute social deviations to juvenile delinquency.

Which department am I in?

Social Sciences and Humanities Division

Study options

Full Time (90 units)

Tuition fees
US$7,488.00 per year
USD $208 per unit
Start date

Expected September 2020


Social Sciences and Humanities Division

21250 Stevens Creek Blvd,



95014, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must be 16 years or older at least one month prior to the class start date AND have graduated from secondary/high school to be eligible for admission to De Anza College.

A minimum score or higher on one of the following examinations is required for direct admission (exam must have been taken in the last 2 years):

  • TOEFL- 61iBT (De Anza ETS code is 4286)
  • IELTS- 6.0
  • iTEP Academic- Level 4
  • GTEC (Japan)- 1100
  • STEP EIKEN (Japan)- 2A
  • Pearson PTE Academic- 45
  • Cambridge- 175+ on Advanced Proficiency

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