Criminal Justice Correctional Officer

The Criminal Justice Correctional Officer associate's degree prepares students for a career in corrections. The program includes instruction in professional communications, corrections security, and emergency procedures. The program also provides a foundation to prepare the student for future promotion.

This program is also the suggested Criminal Justice tract for students planning on transferring to a four-year university prior to entering the workforce or seeking a career in criminal justice that does not require certification as a law enforcement officer.

Students will complete the 160 hour Basic Jail Officer Academy in their first year of the program.

Program Name: 
Criminal Justice Correctional Officer
Program Number: 
Type of Degree/Diploma: 
Associate Degree
Offered at These Colleges: 

These icons may appear next to a college name:

  • Program is part of a stackable pathway at this college. Click icon for career pathways rep.
  • Program transfers from this college to other institutions.* Click icon for college transfer info.
  • Program can be completed entirely online at this college.
*It is strongly recommended you secure the agreement with the institution you intend to transfer to.