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Corrections Academy

The Corrections Academy will be offered this fall.  Course offerings are subject to change, so please check website often for updates.  

Walk-in hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00-3:00pm
Appointments available: Monday - Thursday, 9:30-4:45

Last day to download DOJ packet is August 7, 2019.  

Spring 2019 Corrections AcademyCorrections Academy photo class 30


The application period for Fall 2019 is now open.  Background packet is available under "Corrections Academy Application / Background Process" below.

See the information below for application process details and to download the application.  There is a mandatory orientation on August 29, 2019, at 5:00pm for the next academy. 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. Please check for updates often.

Course description: AOJ 107 

NEXT COURSE: September 3, 2019 

Dates: Sept. 3  - Dec. 12, 2019 

Mandatory Orientation on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 5:30-10:00pm, room 100-102A (modular village).

Corrections Officer Core Course

This is a 16-week Adult Corrections Officer Core Course consisting of 221 hours (10.5 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, Starside Security & Investigation, Inc., Core Civic (formerly 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 department for an exemption request. Please note, security officers are not exempt.

  • Schedule:

Tues. & Thurs. 5:45-10pm, and Saturdays, 7:45am-5pm.

  • 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.
  • Orientation Dress Code:  Professional business attire (no flip-flops, shorts, tank tops, etc.). 

Always check the online schedule for accurate room numbers. Visit and click on "WebAdvisor."

Registration is closed for the Fall 2019 semester. Please check WebAdvisor for your registration time and date, exclusive to you, after June 13, however you cannot register until you are cleared by DOJ.

 The AOJ office will be closed the following days & holidays (2019)

  • May 27
  • July 4
  • Sept. 2

Students should be aware that prior felony or any misdemeanor or felony domestic violence convictions, and some psychological holds, are disqualifying.
Prior substance abuse (including marijuana) and other disqualifiers may apply in specific positions related to law enforcement or forensics.

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Cost of Corrections Academy (approximate)
$504.00 includes tuition, and health fee for CA residents. Parking permit $40.00 extra. (NOTE: College tuition could change, as the state sets the fee)  Please check back often for updates.  Uniform, DOJ background and student rep fee is not included above.  See packet for full details of cost.
How to Apply: College Application
Submit college application online now for the next semester. 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.
Corrections Academy Application / Background Process

To get the background packet, download the corrections academy packet. 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.

The last day to download the DOJ packet is Wednesday, August 7 at 12:00pm.  No Exceptions.  Walk-in hours:  Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00-3:00pm.  Appointments available: Monday - Thursday, 9:30-4:45.  

Submission of Background Packet
Open office hours for background packet submission are:
Walk-in hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00-3:00pm
Appointments available: Monday - Thursday, 9:30-4:45

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 Kathy Sentz 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:
Walk-in hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00-3:00pm
Appointments available: Monday - Thursday, 9:30-4:45

Register for class 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, click on "Register on the Internet." 

Pay required college fees either online or in person at the cashiers office.  Approximate cost $504**. Please note, the cashiers office is located in building 10, room 110, and is open Mon. - Fri. 8:00-5:00pm. Parking permit can only be purchased online.

*To ensure registration in the class, college application & acdemy packet should be submitted as soon as possible.

**Tuition does not include book or T-shirts or other uniform requirements. See below & packet for full details.

Text: California Penal Code, current edition (2019 or newer), unabridged version.

Corrections Academy Policies & 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 $116.00, including tax.  Your academy packet will have all information and uniform order form and costs.

You must purchase Corrections Academy uniform through program vendor only, at time of application submission.

You will need to purchase black colored law enforcement style boots and have available running shoes. No open toe shoes 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 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.

AOJ Degree Information - Corrections Academy

Note:  if you have completed the Grossmont College Corrections Academy, you may be eligible to receive credit for AOJ 125, 126 and 128.

If you have completed the Ca. Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation Academy (CDC&R), and the course is transcripted with an accredited college, you may be eligible to receive credit for AOJ 125, 126, 128 and 140.  Please note that recent CDC&R academies may not be eligible.

You might also be able to take AOJ 214 and 215 if currently working in corrections. Contact the AOJ office for more details: 619-644-7323 or

Job Opportunities

Please visit the Ca Dept. of Corrections (local jails & private contractors) website for certificate information and jobs available in and out of San Diego County, and other employers via our links page.  Grossmont College does not guarantee employment.

Board of State & Community Corrections 

AOJ Links

Register on the Internet

How to Register (after DOJ approval for firearms & academy courses)

Before you register for class, you must have an application on file, and it takes 24 hours to process your application. If you are a returning student, and have been absent for more than one year, you must re-apply to the college.  You can only register at your appointment time or after.  To check registration date, login to WebAdvisor, and from student menu, left side of screen, click "registration date and time".  
To apply,, click "student services" then yellow "apply & enroll online".

Login at and click on "WebAdvisor"

  • Login - name (first.last) pin - birthdate (6 digits) If there are more than one student with the same name, you will be given a series of numbers to add to your last name. You need to know this before you can log in to WebAdvisor.
  • You will be asked to customize your pin / password at this time.
  • Click on students
  • Select Express Registration

Type in section number - (4 digits) then select term from drop down menu (summer, fall or spring "year"), click submit; (skip authorization code- this is only used if you have an add code)

From menu beside course listed, select from drop down menu "RG - Register", click submit; go back to student menu for next step

Make sure to add all classes before selecting "make payment". You are responsible for all fees. Non-payment for class will forfeit credit for the class.

Parking permit: From other services menu, lower right side of menu. Permits are required to park on campus.  If taking short-term classes you may purchase daily permits for $2 per day. 

To Drop

From Main menu select Register / Drop, select Drop Sections

Click on box next to course you want to drop. Then click submit.

You may make a payment online via secure website or in person at the Cashiers office. They are open Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm, Friday, 9:00-1:00pm (except summer, closed Fridays). All fees must be paid at the time of registration to prevent being dropped and not receiving credit for the course.

Last Updated: 05/22/2019
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