Safety, Behavioral Sciences, Business, Social Sciences and Performing Arts

The Department of Safety, Behavioral Sciences, Business, Social Sciences and Performing Arts is ready to help you prepare for variety of exciting careers. Law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice and homeland security are quickly expanding fields. Psychology is one of the Redlands’ most popular degrees. This degree field offers you opportunities for personal growth while giving you options in interesting and challenging careers. If you love working with children, we also have programs to help you prepare for a job as a child care professional or teacher.

Regardless of your career path, our department offers programs of study that will prepare you for a successful future. Our courses set you on a path to a two-year degree, or they transfer to a four-year university.

Business Administration

Child Development

Criminal Justice

Psychology

Pre-Education Elementary

 

Transfer Agreements

We work with universities around the state to ensure that you can transition smoothly from completing an associate degree at Redlands to earning a bachelor's degree at a four-year institution. Learn more about your degree options in these programs. 

Program Outcomes

Business Program

Mission Statement:  
The mission of the Business department at Redlands Community College is to impact students’ lives by:  

Integrity: provide a motivational, fair setting to learning - learning business and learning life
Mission: start a career of academic and career success - filled with wisdom and confidence
Professionalism: serving in a professional manner learning by example
Accountability: accountable for the quality of teaching and learning
Caring: small class sizes allow for caring on an individual basis
Teamwork: faculty are the captains and students the team members of a winning season every semester

Program Outcomes and Measurements:  
I.    Illustrate effective communication in business writingMeasured by;
a.    Write a resume and cover letter

II.    Demonstrate skills and techniques necessary to use technology to create business documents.
Measured by;
a.    Design an excel document

III.    Use decision – support tools
Measured by; 
a.    Financial statement analysis project

IV.    Identify and explain introductory concepts of accounting
Measured by; 
a.    Pre-test
b.    Post-test

Criminal Justice

The criminal justice program provides students with an understanding of the nature of crime and the personnel, institutions and process that prevent or respond to crime. Students learn both the theory and practice of the criminal justice system. The curriculum covers crime and criminal behavior, law enforcement, courts, and corrections. It provides a solid foundation for further study or entry into a variety of criminal justice professions.  Students must obtain an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher for successful degree completion. 

Intended Program Outcomes 

  • Explain the structure of the American criminal justice system in terms of its major components (i.e., police, courts, and corrections) and the functions they serve.  
  • Measured by effectively communicating thru reading and writing assignments as well as exams. 
  • Communicate in writing to express solutions in criminal justice topics. 

Measured by completing writing assignments that demonstrate effective critical thinking to identifying and defining problems and then formulating conclusions based upon reading assignments.  

  • Apply critical thinking skills to analyze and solve a variety of complex problems in the criminal justice environment. Assess the philosophy, theories, policies, practices, processes, and reforms of the criminal justice system

Measured thru completion of writing assignments and exams as well as a series of class discussions. 

  • Use technology to develop specialized technical knowledge and skills relevant to the field of criminal justice. (computer & writing skills)

Measured by demonstrating basic technology skills for class success, i.e. computer, research, on-line discussions.

  • Review the major historical and contemporary issues facing the criminal justice system including events, information, programs, policies, and concepts that affect the operation of criminal justice agencies as well as issues of society ethnic and gender diversity. 

Measured by reading and writing assignments as well as exams. 

Child Development & Family Studies 

The child development & family studies program(s) provide students with an understanding of children’s growth and development, developmentally appropriate environments, family and community relationships, and professional practices that promote the learning of young children. Students learn meaningful curriculum and practices that will help them to demonstrate knowledgeable informed decisions when working with children. The curriculum covers health and safety, knowledge of state and federal guidelines, positive guidance strategies, meaningful learning experiences, developing meaningful relationships with families and community, evaluation and observation of children, how to address individual children to grow physically, emotionally, and cognitively according to their own individual needs. The child development program provides a background for further study or entry into a variety of child development professions.  Students must obtain an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher for successful degree completion. 

Intended Program Outcomes 

  • Explain the multiple influences and positive ways that affect children’s ability to grow and learn in various environments that are supportive, challenging, respectful, and healthy.  
  • Measured by effectively communicating thru reading and writing assignments, observations, and exams. 
  • Communicate in writing to express solutions in child development topics. 

Measured by completing assigned writing assignments that demonstrate effective critical thinking to identifying and defining problems and then formulating conclusions based upon assigned reading assignments.  

  •  Apply critical thinking skills to observe and evaluation children’s development. 

Measured thru completion of performance-based assessments and observations.  

  • Develop specialized technical knowledge and skills relevant to the field of child development. (computer & writing skills)

Measured by demonstrating basic technology skills for class success, i.e. computer, research, on-line discussions.

  • Assess the philosophy, theories, policies, practices, processes, and environments of the child development field. 

Measured by exams, observations and writing assignments. 

  • Review and explore the historical, philosophical and social foundations that influence children’s growth and development as a professional by using appropriate professional literature, organizations, resources and experiences in order to improve the practice of teaching young children.

Measured by exams, observations, and writing assignments. 

Psychology

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with key concepts, theoretical perspectives and historical trends in psychology.
  2. Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues. 
  3. Communicate effectively in both oral and written formats. 

Todd Hobson, Department Head for Safety, Behavioral Sciences and Business
405.422.6253
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Office: S-107-C, Ray Porter Academic Complex
Todd Hobson earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Education degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. He spent several years working in corrections in both the private prison system and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He previously served as the assistant director of training and development at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City and as a senior program specialist at the University of Oklahoma. He joined Redlands in 2004.

Erin Karl, M.A., Professor of History
405.422.6295
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Office: C-104, Ray Porter Academic Complex
Erin Karl received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 2005. She earned her Master of Arts in History-Museum Studies with honors from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2008. Following graduation, she became the director of a local historic preservation organization where she served for four years. She began teaching history part time 2009, and in 2012, she chose to focus completely on teaching and began an adjunct teaching career that spanned five college campuses in the Oklahoma City metro area. Karl began teaching at Redlands in 2015, joining the faculty full time in 2020.

Cherry Rain, Professor of Political Science, Academic Team Coach, and Coordinator of Student Clubs and Organizations
405.422.1493
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Office: N-104-A, Ray Porter Academic Complex
As a first-generation college student, Cherry Rain earned an Associate of Arts in pre-law at Rose State College and went on to earn her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Political Science at the University of Central Oklahoma. She has taught at several colleges in Oklahoma for many years, earning multiple awards in innovation and excellence. Cherry joined Redlands as adjunct faculty in  2005 and became part of Redlands full-time faculty in 2011. Rain has served as campaign strategist for an Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate and other local candidates. She is active in state politics and several nonprofit organizations. She is most passionate, however, about teaching beginning college students the principles and requirements of maintaining a democracy and inspiring many students in becoming active in the democratic process. 

Brian Simpson, Professor of Business
405.422.1443
Email
Office: N-104-A, Ray Porter Academic Complex
Brian Simpson earned bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a master’s degree in Business Administration from North Park University and a master’s degree in theological studies from North Park Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on international business through Liberty University's online program.

Child Development Program

Redlands’ Child Development program prepares you for early childhood educator roles, family child care provider, child protective services worker, child care administrator and peer/program mentor. We also offer the Scholars for Excellence in Child Care Program, which provides mentoring and support services while you pursue a formal education in child development. With the help of scholarships and financial aid, you can be a “Scholar” and complete coursework to obtain a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). Your next step is to earn a Certificate of Mastery in child development and eventually an associate degree in Child Development.