Corrections Employment Concentration

CPOST (Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training) has developed a recommended pattern of classes that would benefit correctional peace officer apprentices. Students completing these classes may receive a higher application score when applying for positions within the Department of Corrections.


Design Your Future!

Begin by exploring MSJC program maps to find career or transfer opportunities.  Program maps show the recommended course sequence that leads to graduation or transfer. The maps were developed by program experts to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.    

  • Starting in Spring? Choose Fall Semester 1 courses.   
  • Are you a part-time student?  Start Fall Semester 1 courses and follow the course sequence.
Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
CORR-101 Introduction to Correctional Science 3
AJ-105 Tactical Communication and Report Writing for Law Enforcement (formerly Public Safety Report Writing) 3
CORR-502 Control and Supervision in Corrections (formerly CORR-102) 3
CORR-503 Correctional Interviewing and Counseling (formerly CORR-103) 3
Criminal Law
or Legal Aspects of Corrections (formerly CORR-104)
 Total Units15
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
AJ-105Tactical Communication and Report Writing for Law Enforcement (formerly Public Safety Report Writing)3
CORR-101Introduction to Correctional Science3
CORR-502Control and Supervision in Corrections (formerly CORR-102)3
CORR-503Correctional Interviewing and Counseling (formerly CORR-103)3
Elective Courses
AJ-101Criminal Law3
or CORR-504 Legal Aspects of Corrections (formerly CORR-104)
Total Units15

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Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer.