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Corrections Officer CJCO.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 24 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Criminal Justice Science
Effective as of Fall 2019

Grow your corrections officer education further. now available 100% online. complete the corrections officer certification with 24 credit hours

Gain the necessary skills to start your entry-level career in local and state correction facilities or price prison corporations. With Sinclair's new 100% online FlexPace course option, you can complete this program at your speed and be on your way to an exciting career in corrections!

Questions about this program? Contact us

Please contact the Criminal Justice Science Chair, Jenna Beck at 937-512-2616 or by emailing


Sinclair also has the option for you to grow your corrections education further with 2 embedded certificate options in the Corrections Associate degree, which is 60 credit hours.

Corrections Officer Short-Term Certificate 24 Credit hours + 12 additional credit hours for the Corrections One-Year Technical Certificate + 24 additional credit hours for the Criminal Justice Science Corrections Associate of Applied Science = 60 total credit hours required

What is the program about?

This certificate is designed to provide the student with the basic skills necessary for entry-level employment as a corrections officer. All courses can be applied to the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Corrections.

Program Outcomes

  • Communicate and empathize with the clients both verbally and nonverbally.
  • Explain the basic rights of the offender within the Ohio legal and corrections system.
  • Explain the legal process and the justice system and the role of corrections in this system.

Career Opportunities

The Corrections Officer Certificate will prepare students for a broad range of careers in local and state correctional facilities in addition to private prison corporations. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction on the Ohio Employment site has a continuous posting for the position of Correction Officer throughout Ohio. Many local sheriff's office and municipal jails using civilian jailers often have continuous needs for correction officers.

Additional Information

This program is available in the following formats:

SINCLAIR FLEXPACE: The speed of learning is up to you! Fast track to a degree or take a break when life gets busy. CHECK OUT Sinclair FlexPace


Course Title Credits
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
CJS 1101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Science 3
CJS 1105 Criminal Law 3
CJS 1110 Interrogation, Documentation & Testimony 3
CJS 1165 (Corrections) OR CJS 1197 (Corrections Full Service Jails/Basic Correction Officer Academy ) 3
CJS 2111 Ethics & Professionalism in Criminal Justice 3
CJS 2200 Human Relations, Mediation & Conflict Resolution 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.