Train to Become aCorrections Officer

14-Month Associate Degree Program

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Train to Work in Law Enforcement

SJVC’s Criminal Justice: Corrections training prepares graduates for a career in Corrections.

Our program includes instruction in criminal law, evidence collection and preservation, report writing, institutional corrections, physical agility training, defensive tactics and weaponless defense. Many graduates initially find work in security and develop entry-level work experience while they pursue employment as a correctional officer.

Our graduates earn the following certifications:

Standards in Training for Corrections (STC) Adult Core Academy which includes an additional 8-hour Baton

Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) Guard Card and Armed Guard Card.

Our Adult Academy is STC certified through the Board of State and Community Corrections and includes over 82 hours of additional course content beyond the state’s minimum, including First Aid and CPR certification and field trips to correctional facilities.

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Job Placement Assistance

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Accelerated Programs

Our career services teams work with hundreds of employers who turn to SJVC to fill their open positions. With job search guidance, resume review, and interview tips, we can help you become the type of person that companies want to hire.

At SJVC, you get the classes you need so you can graduate on time. Since we offer morning, afternoon and evening classes, you can choose what works best for you. Many students continue to work and spend time with family while completing their program.

Our programs are focused on job skill training so you get fast-paced, quality preparation for your future career. You will take courses in 5 and 10 week terms that keep you focused on the important topics.

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