List of Courses

Note: These courses are not offered to the general public.

COR 103 Principles of Law for Correction Officer (3 credits)

This course is an introduction to law as required of peace (correction) officer candidates. Topics include jurisdiction and responsibilities of a Peace Officer, legal issues, criminal and civil liability, court structure, penal law, correction law, criminal procedure law, crime scene preservation, and investigation by a Peace Officer. Prerequisite: Open only to sworn peace (correction) officers; co-requisites: COR 105, 109, 111, and 112.

COR 105 Correction Officer Procedures and Responsibilities (4 credits)

This course introduces candidates to the various topics, knowledge, actions and procedures required of a Correction Officer. Topics include observation and supervision procedures for running a direct supervision housing unit, reacting to and dealing with special needs inmates, incident management prevention, suicide risk assessment and prevention, and enforcing facility rules and regulations. Prerequisite: Open only to sworn peace (correction) officers; co-requisites: COR 103, 109, 111, and 112.

COR 109 Inmate Management and Response to Facility Emergencies (4 credits)

Students are instructed in essential services and programs for inmates which are based on the requirements set forth by the constitution, state law, and court decisions, and must be provided to all inmates. Topics include communication skills, and inmate and stress management. Students will also be instructed in proper procedures for dealing with emergency situations within a correctional facility setting. Prerequisite: Open only to sworn peace (correction) officers; co-requisites: COR 103, 105, 111, and 112.

COR 111 Professional Relations for Correction Peace Officers (2 credits)

This course covers professional relations issues and skills for the Correction Officer. Topics include correctional ethics, personal awareness, cultural diversity, and sexual harassment/sexual misconduct issues. Candidates will also learn skills and techniques for handling inquiries from the media and for disseminating information about cases to the media. Prerequisite: Open only to sworn peace (correction) officers; co-requisites: COR 103, 105, 109, and 112.

COR 112 Correction Officer Procedures- Subject Management Proficiency (4 credits)

Students are instructed in the basic physical/psychomotor skills required of a peace officer candidate. Students become certified as competent in the areas of basic officer survival skills, defensive tactics, the use of aerosol subject restraint, and the extendable baton. Prerequisite: Open only to sworn peace (correction) officers; co-requisites: COR 103, 105, 109, and 111.