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Advanced Corrections and Detention

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

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Advanced Corrections and Detention program is designed for officers seeking advancement in corrections and detention fields. Courses will focus on supervision techniques, interpersonal communication, and the constitution of the United States and the State of Arizona. Officers will also study basic psychology principles and sociology concepts.

Details

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Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Advanced Corrections and Detention (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5081N
Total Credits Required
35-39
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

Certificate of Completion in Basic Corrections (5698N)

  1. Describe policies and guidelines with respect to professionalism and ethics within the correctional system. 
  2. List and describe the types of lawsuits inmates can file against employees and/or institutions and discuss ways to avoid liability. 
  3. State the legal obligations regarding use of force, the need for well-documented use of force, and the legal standards for reasonable and necessary use of force. 
  4. Recognize the parameters for use of force, use of deadly force, use of chemical agents and mechanical restraints, and use of interpersonal communication skills in controlling crisis situations.
  5. Identify situations in which inmates have a right to protection, based on the constitution, court cases, and state statutes and agency rules. 
  6. Describe the essential elements for effective interactions with inmates. 
  7. Demonstrate basic shooting and safety principles of weapons used by correctional officers. 
  8. Summarize regulations and procedures regarding inmates' personal property. 
  9. Explain control procedures for dealing with inmates. 
  10. Conduct various types of searches, including a cell search, pat search, wand search and strip search. 
  11. Recognize visual and verbal clues to assess the nature and extent of a potential crisis situation and to determine a course of action. 
  12. Explain responsibilities of the correctional system staff with regards to medical and mental health of inmates. 
  13. Describe components and benefits of an active physical training program. 
  14. Describe procedures and techniques for using necessary legal self-defense. 
  15. Demonstrate the principles of self-defense. 

OR 

Certificate of Completion in Basic Detention (5699N)

  1. Explain the function and philosophy of the Arizona Detention office. 
  2. Identify the components of effective inmate/ward supervision/management in adult or juvenile systems. 
  3. Define constitutional rights, situations where constitutional rights are abridged, and constitutional terminology. 
  4. Describe considerations when dealing with inmates with special needs. 
  5. Classify adult and juvenile systems on the basis of custody levels, parole, justice process and length of confinement guidelines. 
  6. Explain procedures for minimizing disturbance, emergency and hostage situations. 
  7. Demonstrate conflict resolution techniques which may occur in correctional institutions.
  8. Demonstrate techniques for managing emergency situations. 
  9. Describe functional areas and their locations within a detention facility and operate all facility doors. 
  10. Explain liability issues concerning use of force and weapons in the facility. 
  11. Describe components and benefits of an active physical training program. 
  12. Summarize the importance of survival psychology in self-defense situations. 
  13. Demonstrate the principles of self-defense. 

AND

  1. Summarize the principles of effective communication in a leadership role. 
  2. Examine the United States Constitution and the state of Arizona Constitution. 
  3. Summarize the organization and power of federal courts, state courts, county courts, and municipal courts. 
  4. Analyze the basic theories of human development and personality. 
  5. Summarize how psychology is applied in real world situations with diverse populations. 
  6. Analyze the effect of race/ethnicity, sex/gender, and age on social inequality. 
  7. Determine the effects that stress has on behaviors and identify factors to control stress. 
  8. Summarize the fundamental concepts of social organization, culture, socialization, social institutions, and social change. 
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers

$50,940

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

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

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the locations, partners, and available tracks of the program.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated.

Additional courses that are specific to your selected option will be highlighted with a blue border. Depending on your selected option, the blue bordered courses may replace the gray bordered courses found in the other options.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

This pathway map option builds upon a prior Certificate of Completion, Certificate of Completion in Basic Corrections (5698N). You must complete that prior coursework in order to complete this pathway map option.

This pathway map option builds upon a prior Certificate of Completion, Certificate of Completion in Basic Detention Services (5699N). You must complete that prior coursework in order to complete this pathway map option.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Corrections CCL or
Detention CCL
Certificate of Completion in Basic Corrections (5698N) or Certificate of Completion in Basic Detention Services (5699N) These certificates are offered through an educational partnership. Employment by the partnership organization is required for admission. 18–21

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
LET167 or
MGT229
Correctional Sergeant Leadership or Management and Leadership I 2–3
COM110 or
COM263
Interpersonal Communication or Elements of Intercultural Communication SB or C, G, SB 3
POS220 or
(POS221 and
POS222)
U.S. and Arizona Constitution or (Arizona Constitution and U.S. Constitution) 3
PSY101 or
PSY132
Introduction to Psychology or Psychology and Culture SB or C, G, SB 3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology SB 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

This pathway map option builds upon a prior Certificate of Completion, Certificate of Completion in Basic Corrections (5698N). You must complete that prior coursework in order to complete this pathway map option.

This pathway map option builds upon a prior Certificate of Completion, Certificate of Completion in Basic Detention Services (5699N). You must complete that prior coursework in order to complete this pathway map option.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Corrections CCL or
Detention CCL
Certificate of Completion in Basic Corrections (5698N) or Certificate of Completion in Basic Detention Services (5699N) These certificates are offered through an educational partnership. Employment by the partnership organization is required for admission. 18–21

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM110 or
COM263
Interpersonal Communication or Elements of Intercultural Communication SB or C, G, SB 3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology SB 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
LET167 or
MGT229
Correctional Sergeant Leadership or Management and Leadership I 2–3
PSY101 or
PSY132
Introduction to Psychology or Psychology and Culture SB or C, G, SB 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
POS220 or
(POS221 and
POS222)
U.S. and Arizona Constitution or (Arizona Constitution and U.S. Constitution) 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Pathway Map Option Details

No pathway map option has been selected. Please select from the pathway map options listed above.

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Advanced Corrections and Detention (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=146049).


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