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Applications for the Fall 2014 Corrections Academy are no longer available.
You may start the process for spring 2015. See the information below for application process details
and to download the application.
Please note: Last day to process the DOJ application for
the Spring 2015 academy, is Jan. 16, 2015. There is a
mandatory orientation on Feb. 3, 2015. You must attend
orientation even if your DOJ has not been approved.
Please note: all information on this website is subject
to change without notice.
Course description: AOJ 107
NEXT COURSE Spring 2015
17 - May28, 2015
Section - TBA
Corrections Officer Core Course
This is a 14 week Adult Corrections Officer Core Course
consisting of 200 hours (9.5 semester units)
of instruction in specific performance and instructional objectives
for local and county jails,
probation institutions and Community Correctional Facilities and
federally funded private programs.
This Course exceeds the minimum standards of the State of
California, Board of State & Community Corrections (BSCC), Standards and Training
for Corrections (STC) for entry level adult corrections officer.
The Corrections Academy is an
"open-enrollment" Academy with curriculum designed to prepare
students for a career as a Deputy Sheriff, Corrections Officer,
Custodial Officer, Police Officer and Detention Officer.
As a course prerequisite and prior to course
commencement, students must complete and have on file with
Administration of Justice program a completed California
Department of Justice fingerprint clearance. Persons considering
enrollment who are currently employed by and working as a
"custodial officer" a Federal, State or
local law enforcement agency or private correctional facilities
such as G4S Secure Solutions (USA), The GEO Group, Spectrum
Security, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) or Asset
Protection and Security Services may be exempt from the
fingerprint clearance. These persons will need to contact the
AOJ program for an exemption request. Please note security
officers are not exempt.
You must pay all tuition
immediately or you will be dropped from the course. This may not
apply to VA or Financial Aid applicants. Contact your counselor
for verification. If you are dropped, you are not given
priority to re-enroll.
First day of class attire: Black Dickies or
slacks and black closed toe shoes, dark navy blue
t-shirt. Do not wear: shorts, tank
tops, skirts, flip flops or any clothing that is
torn. Dress casual, but professional.
Tues. & Thurs. 6-10pm,
Always check the online schedule for accurate room numbers.
on class schedule.
Cost: $456.00 includes tuition, and health fee for CA residents.
Parking permit $40.00 extra. (NOTE: Tuition could change.
the fee) Tuition could go up again before the
semester starts, so please check back often for updates.
Registration starts in Nov. Date TBA. Please check WebAdvisor for your
registration time and date, exclusive to you, after Nov. 3. 2014.
Submit college application now for Spring
must submit a college
application online at www.grossmont.edu. (If you are
not a current student). We highly recommend that you take the
English Assessment Test.
To get the background packet,
download this PDF document. You will no longer email Kathy
Sentz. You must first apply to the college to become a student
and then fill out the paperwork, as
your Grossmont College Student ID # is required. All
instructions are listed in the documents. You must submit
the background packet immediately to the AOJ office after you
have completed the DOJ Live Scan, before the DOJ results can be
processed by the college. If we do not have your
background packet on file, we do not know who you are or how to
Having the DOJ results on file with the
college doesn't guarantee acceptance into the academy unless the
background packet (personal history statement) is on file with
You may not register for this course until the DOJ results are received
by the college, even if your registration date has arrived. Once you complete the background / DOJ packet, please submit your
fingerprints as soon as you can. If you have any questions, please contact me directly. Grossmont College will not be liable
for any costs incurred by you if you are unable to attend due to late submissions or if you are denied by DOJ.
Open office hours for background
packet submission are: Tues. & Thurs., 1-3pm, room 31-360.
Other hours are available by appointment only. Call
619-644-7323 to set up an appointment if the open hours are not
convenient or email
The AOJ office will be closed the
following holidays: Tuesday, Nov. 11, Thursday, Nov. 27 &
Friday, Nov. 28; December 22 - January 2, 2015.
Students should be aware that prior
felony or any misdemeanor or felony domestic violence convictions are disqualifying.
Prior substance abuse and other disqualifiers may apply in specific positions related to law enforcement or forensics.
CORRECTIONS ACADEMY REQUIREMENTS
APPLICATION / ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE:
Fill out college application online. (If you
are not a current student)
Register for class at when cleared by DOJ; You must login to WebAdvisor to verify your registration
date and time.
For step-by-step instructions on how to register, go to
http://www.grossmont.edu/aoj/post_cpt.asp. Scroll down to
"Register on the Internet".
Pay required fees either online or in person at the
cashiers office, approx. $456**. Please note, the cashiers
office is open
Mon. - Fri. 8:00-5:00pm. Parking permit can
only be purchased online.
*To ensure registration in the class, applications should be
submitted as soon as possible.
**Tuition does not include book or T-shirts or other uniform
requirements. See below.
Text: California Penal Code, current edition (2012
POLICY & PROCEDURES (ABBREVIATED VERSION)
Black pants (Dickies style) for classroom attire.
There is a required uniform for the corrections academy, details
related to cost and style will be discussed upon successful
enrollment of the course. Generally uniform costs are
approximately $115.00, includes
Corrections Academy uniform through program vendor only.
You will need to purchase
black colored law enforcement style boots and have available running (tennis type) shoes. No open toe
or sandals are permitted at anytime.
Should be in good physical condition to pass physical training
and Assaultive Behavior
components of course which may include, but
are not limited to:
running, sit-ups, push-ups,
stair climb, scaling six-foot wall/fence.
Mandatory attendance at all times (State Board of Corrections
Tardiness will not be tolerated for any reason. NO EXCEPTIONS!
No caps of any kind allowed during Academy training, including
No facial jewelry allowed.
No jewelry of any kind can be worn during the course.
Nails can not be more than ¼” past tip of finger, (safety issue).
Ladies - hair must be worn up at all times if long.
Men - must be clean shaven and hair must be neat & trimmed.
Long hair is not permitted.
Board of State and Community Corrections Web Site/Employers