Corrections Officer


Corrections officers are charged with the safety and security of persons who have been arrested, are awaiting trial, or who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in a correctional institution. Correction officers may escort prisoners in transit between courtrooms, correctional institutions, and other points. They maintain order within the institution, enforce rules and regulations, and often supplement the counseling that inmates receive from psychologists, social workers, and other mental health professionals.

The Program

The GCC Correction Officer program meets and exceeds the State of Michigan mandated entrance requirements for local and state corrections officers.

The Requirements

The following are the required courses necessary to receive a certificate for the Corrections Officer Program:

Prefix First Semester Courses Credits
ORI 100 College Experience  1
CJC 101 Introduction to Corrections 3
CJC 102 Correctional Institutions/Facilities  3
CJC 103 Client Growth & Development/Criminology 3
ENG 101 English Composition I or
ENG 105 Technical English 3
PSY 101 General Psychology  4

Second Semester Courses
CJC 104 Client Relations in Corrections 3
CJC 105 Legal Issues in Corrections  3
ENG 102 English Composition II or 3
ENG 250 Technical Writing  3
MTH 100 Basic Math  4
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
PED 203 Advanced First Aid & Emergency Care 3
Total Program Credits: 36

Program Outcomes & Assessment

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