CURRICULAR GUIDE

County/Local Detention Officer
Certificate of Completion

Curriculum Code: 0833  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

This certificate option is designed to provide entry level skills for the person
who wishes to enter the job market as a county or local correctional officer. 
This curriculum meets the County and Local Detention Vocational Certificate
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

Contact Public Services Department, Old Central Building, Room 232, telephone
number (517) 483-1570.

REQUIREMENTS                                                TOTAL:  26 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CJUS 130    Local Detention                                                  3
CJUS 135    Legal Issues in Corrections                                      3
CJUS 242    Unarmed Defense                                                  3
CJUS 245    Report Writing in CJ                                             2
CJUS 246    Jail Safety and I.D. Issues                                      4
CJUS 251    Correctional Clients                                             3
CJUS 255    Human Relations/Criminal Just                                    3
CJUS 256    Interpersonal Comm in Jails                                      1
WRIT 117    Writing Preparation                                              4
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   26

1.    Students must complete each of these courses with a minimum 2.0 grade to
      receive this certificate of achievement as well as the County and Local
      Detention Officer Vocational Certificate.
2.    This course will be waived if student scores five or above on the Writing
      Placement Test.  This test is administered free of charge in the
      Assessment Center, Room 2100, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II
CJUS 130          CJUS 135
CJUS 242          CJUS 245
CJUS 255          CJUS 246
WRIT 117          CJUS 251
                  CJUS 256