Apr 19, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog

Juvenile Services, A.A.A.S.

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Academic Program Code:  153

Juvenile service workers help children and adolescents in human service settings. Those in this field may work in juvenile courts, juvenile detention centers, residential treatment facilities for youth, addiction treatment centers and other agencies that help at-risk youth and juvenile offenders. Although most positions require only an associate’s degree, students should consult with the Grand Rapids Community College Juvenile Services Program Coordinator concerning degree requirements for specific jobs. Employment within the Criminal Justice Field may be delayed or denied depending on a history of convictions involving felonies, misdemeanors, and/or involving controlled substances. If you have questions or concerns about how this may affect you, please contact the Criminal Justice Department.

General Education Courses

Select a minimum of 15 credit hours of course work from the General Education Course list.  Course work must be selected as directed from the areas below.

English Composition and Communications

All students must select EN 101.  


Select one (1) Humanities General Education Elective.

Social Sciences

Select one (1) Social Sciences General Education Elective.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Select one (1) Natural Sciences Lab/Non Lab General Education Elective or one (1) Mathematics General Education Elective.

General Education Total Credit Hours

15 (minimum)

Program Elective Courses

COM 131 Fundamentals of Public Speaking, COM 135 Interpersonal Communication, CJ 235 Criminal Law suggested.

Total Credit Hours


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