Criminal Justice: Correctional Officer

About

The mission of the Criminal Justice: Correctional Officer program is to provide theory and hands-on train­ing that will qualify students for employment or advancement in the industry. The Criminal Justice curriculum contains a broad range of courses design to equip jailers and guards with the knowledge and understanding of inmate processing, maintaining order in the jail and invoking disciplinary measures when necessary. In addition, a jailer may also perform cell searches for drugs and other contraband, inspect the facility for cleanliness and stand guard during exercise periods. This training program, which may be completed over two trimesters, provides jailers and guards with knowledge of emergency procedures, mental health and first aid, defensive tactics and use of force, ethics and legal issues, investigations, and personal development, among other items. Also incorporated into this cirriculum are the classes required for an individual to meet Tennessee POST requirements.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 8 Months
Clock Hours 864
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $2,746.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Correctional Officer Apprentice432Certificate
Master Correctional Officer864Certificate

Professional Accrediting Body:  The Tennessee Correctional Institute, under the authority of TCA 41-4-140, establishes minimum standards for adult local jails, lockups, workhouses and detention facilities in the state.  TCI is responsible for educating local correctional staff while providing and monitoring basic certification and annual in-service training for personnel within local adult correctional detention facilities.

Campus Locations

Extension: Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston Cookeville Higher Education Campus
1000 Neal St
Cookeville, TN 38501

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