This certificate is designed to educate and train students for employment as corrections officers. In order to be enrolled in the core requirements of the certificate program and those that incorporate the training program of the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services, students must be sworn corrections officers employed with a local correctional facility.
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Minimum program credit hours: 29

Program Codes
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General Requirements
12 credit hours
CMM 1610: Public Speaking3
ENG 1510: English Composition I or ENG 1530: English Composition II3
PSY 1510: General Psychology or SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology3
Core Requirements
17 credit hours
CRI 1350: Corrections Academy10
CRI 1310: Corrections Practicum2
CRI 1440: Inmate Direct Supervision2
CRI 1430: Inmate Classification1
CRI 1710: Criminal Justice/Substance Abusers1
CRI 1720: Criminal Justice and the Mentally Ill1
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of New York State Criminal, Penal, and Correctional Law appropriate to Correctional operations.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the New York State Commission of Correction’s minimum standards for local correctional facilities.
  3. Demonstrate skills in written and verbal communication, crisis intervention and inmate behavioral management.
  4. Demonstrate skills in effective problem solving and decision-making.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

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