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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

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


  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program
  • Minimum GPA: 2.00
  • * Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
  • The total amount of credits required by this degree is 18
  • ** Not all classes are offered every semester. Contact an academic advisor for additional information