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Corrections Academy

23rd Corrections Academy fall 2013    


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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 received at this time.


Please note: all information on this website is subject to change without notice.

Course description:  AOJ 107

NEXT COURSE  Spring 2015

Dates:     Feb. 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, 36-325 and Saturdays, 8am-5pm.


Always check the online schedule for accurate room numbers. click on class schedule.

Cost: $456.00 includes tuition, and health fee for CA residents.  Parking permit $40.00 extra. (NOTE: Tuition could change.  State sets
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.

Section #  TBD

Submit college application now for Spring 2015.  You must submit a college application online at (If you are not a current student).  We highly recommend that you take the English Assessment Test.

Police car with flashing lights Application Process:

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 contact you.

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 the college.

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.



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  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 or newer), unabridged 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 tax.

Must purchase 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 mandate). 
Tardiness will not be tolerated for any reason.  NO EXCEPTIONS!


No caps of any kind allowed during Academy training, including classroom.

No facial jewelry allowed.

No jewelry of any kind can be worn during the course.

Nails can not be more than 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


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