The Corrections Officer Certificate program prepares students for employment as corrections officers. For those already employed in corrections, or in any other criminal justice system job, the program provides an opportunity for professional growth and preparation for career promotions and/or transfers. For more information regarding the Corrections Officer Certificate, see the Administration of Justice webpage. Note that certain courses may have prerequisite requirements which will increase the total credit-hour requirements.
Note: For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.
Students who have successfully completed the Arizona Department of Corrections Correctional Officer Training Academy (COTA), which has a 280-hour curriculum, would be eligible for awarded credits for the following courses: AJS 101, AJS 240, and AJS 245.