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Corrections

Certificate of Achievement

Program Overview

Would you like to work as a corrections officer in the Michigan prison system? Delta College offers a five-class, 15-credit Corrections certificate that the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) requires to become a corrections officer.

If you easily handle conflict and stress, can communicate well and be composed in difficult situations, this certificate will prepare you for work with the MDOC.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in corrections? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.

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Directly supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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Guard, patrol or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence or infractions of rules. Other duties may include operating X-ray and metal detector equipment.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

About Delta's Program

Experienced faculty emphasizes strong communication and decision-making skills for those responsible for the restraint and incarceration of offenders.

This certificate fulfills the educational requirements for application to the Michigan Department of Corrections. Possession of this certificate will give an applicant preferential treatment of 10 civil service points in the civil service hiring process.  

The program is designed to prepare students to obtain an entry-level position in the field. Upon graduation, students should understand the daily operations and functions of the criminal justice corrections system with the MDOC. 

Why you should choose Delta 

Convenience

Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has three centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.

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Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

LEARN MORE ABOUT TUTORING

Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!

LEARN MORE ABOUT HONORS

Facts & Figures

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Our students get the latest technology so they can graduate and be ready to hit the ground running.
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With over 900 faculty and staff members, Delta is the 4th largest employer in the area.


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