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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


Minimum program credit hours: 29

Program Codes
Degree Option
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
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
Mathematics & Sciences Electives3
Core Requirements
17 credit hours
CRI 1350: Corrections Academy10
CRI 1310: Corrections Practicum2
CRI 1430: Inmate Classification1
CRI 1440: Inmate Direct Supervision2
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.