Course Descriptions

PLE 108 - Corrections Officer Basic Training

22 Credits

This course examines the operations of the criminal justice system with general emphasis on the role and responsibility of a corrections officer. This 15-week course is designed to prepare a student for a career in the corrections field. It is a knowledge and skills based program. The course focuses on the legal basis for the corrections system, starting with a review of the United States Constitution; exploring the New York State Penal and Criminal Procedure Laws. It also covers those personal and professional skills necessary to each successful corrections officer. State certification is awarded upon successful completion. Student must be hired and sworn as a corrections officer. Thirty-two class hours, eight laboratory hours per week for 15 weeks.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Meet the mandated requirements as prescribed by NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services.
2. Describe the roles and responsibilities of a corrections officer.
3. Demonstrate the skills necessary for handling inmates in a correctional facility.
4. Demonstrate an understanding and apply appropriate defensive tactics methods.

Course Offered Summer only

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Intersession 2017
Spring Semester 2017