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Information about Spring 2021 at JCC

Corrections Officer Technology (Certificate)

Study corrections officer technology at JCC

Take on an incredibly important role in the criminal justice system. With the Corrections Officer Technology certificate from Jamestown Community College, you’ll develop and reinforce your skills for a career as a corrections officer in detention centers and correctional facilities.

You’ll be tasked with ensuring the safety and welfare of inmates, your team, and yourself as you conduct searches, disarm confrontation, and secure facilities. You can combine your training with counseling, psychology, and other fields of study to better connect with inmates, administration, and the community. You will directly influence the lives of inmates as you communicate with them and provide constructive options to improve their lives.

This is an inservice training program. 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. For the application process, check your county’s civil service requirements.

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Program Partners

Program Partners

  • JCC partners with the Chautauqua and Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s offices as part of this certificate. The corrections academy provides the core curriculum, a field training practicum, direct supervision, and inmate classification. More info »

Class Focus

Class Focus

  • Inmate direct supervision and classification
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental health and illness

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

  • Jails and prisons
  • Federal penitentiaries
  • Detention centers
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons

Related Majors


Semester 1

Course Credits

CRI 1350: Corrections Academy


CRI 1440: Inmate Direct Supervision


Semester 2

Course Credits

CRI 1310: Corrections Practicum


ENG 1510: English Composition or

ENG 1530: English Composition II


PSY 1510: General Psychology or

SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology


Mathematics and Sciences Elective


CRI 1430: Inmate Classification