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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

Job growth in this field is expected to grow over 5% in the next 10 years. 

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $48,800 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Corrections Officer
  • Corrections Supervisor
  • Security Guard
  • Probation Officer
  • Career advisor working with student.
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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 


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 learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


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.


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.


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!


Facts & Figures

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

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