California Department of Corrections, Peace Officer Recruitment

Step Up, Stand Out

CDC is conducting an on-going recruitment drive for Correctional Officers and Medical Technical Assistants (RNs and LVNs).

  • Our corrections degree prepares students for employment with local and state public and private correctional facilities.
  • A Corrections Academy is required for a detentions officer position.
  • Students may also choose to continue their education with a bachelor's degree, which is required for a Deputy Probation Officer position.

Corrections Degree Plan

Please click on Required Courses for a list of courses for each of our degrees.

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Semester One

AOJ 110

AOJ 125

AOJ 200

AOJ 202 or 204


Note: take classes semester offered


Can back-fill courses with GE courses


Recommend summer courses for: AOJ 200, 202, 206 and / or GE lecture


Semester Two

AOJ 140

AOJ 143

AOJ 144

AOJ 208 

Semester Three

AOJ 210 OR 214

AOJ 230

AOJ 240

GE Classes 

Semester Four

 GE classes and any electives not completed




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