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Corrections Program

Occupational Corrections Classes

The following five classes are needed to obtain the Occupational Corrections Certificate required by the Michigan Department of Corrections to become a full status corrections officer.  Possession of this certificate will give an applicant preferential treatment of 10 civil service points in the civil service hiring process. 


          CJ 130 – Introduction to Corrections

          CJ 132 – Client Relations in Corrections

          CJ 135 – Correctional Institutions and Facilities

          CJ 233 – Client Growth and Development          

          CJ 238 – Legal Issues in Corrections


The five classes do not need to be taken in any specific order, however it is recommended that a student begin with Introduction to Corrections to provide a foundation of basic correctional knowledge to build upon in other classes.


Many promotional opportunities within the Michigan Department of Corrections requires an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree.  Criminal Justice degree option at Delta: Associate in Applied Arts degree.


Contact person:  Michele Whitaker

Corrections Program Coordinator

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