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Certificate of Completion in Detention Services

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Detention Services program is designed to prepare students who are interested in a career in the field of detention and also upgrade the skills of those presently working in the field. The courses examine the services and programs provided to inmates as well as legal issues affecting both the incarcerated person and those working within the setting. The courses also focus on management techniques, security and emergency procedures, and detention facility training. Students will study current issues dealing with different types of inmates, and the variety of problems encountered with these individuals.

CIPS Code: 43.0102

Admission Criteria:
This program is offered through an educational partnership. Employment by the partnership organization is required for admission.

Required Courses

Required Courses 18
Course # Course Title Credits
LET130* Detention Officer Training 2
LET132* Introduction to Correctional Law 3
LET134* Special Needs Issues and Communication 2
LET135* Problem Solving and Crisis Management 2
LET136* Detention Security Procedures 2
LET138* Detention Officer Emergency Procedures 1
LET139* Detention Facility Training 2
LET141* Detention Defensive Tactics 4


  • The total amount of credits required by this degree is 18
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program
  • * Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
  • Minimum GPA: 2.00