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