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Criminal Justice Corrections with Jail Officer Academy - Certificate of Achievement

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Program Code: CSZ.35726

The Delta College Criminal Justice program is designed to give you specialized knowledge of the criminal justice field combined with a broad general educational background. The program offers theoretical, practical, and technical instruction designed to meet an ever-increasing demand and continuous upgrading of personnel by law enforcement agencies. As a graduate of this program, depending on the option chosen, you would be prepared to seek employment as a police officer, corrections officer, private security, or prepare for careers in pre-law and many other related careers.

Total Semester Credits: 6

Total Credits: 6


  1. A grade of “C” (2.0) or higher is required in all courses for the certificate.
  2. Employment within the Criminal Justice field may be delayed or denied depending on a history of convictions involving felonies, misdemeanors, and/or involving controlled substances.
  3. CJ 102 , LWA 279 , and LWT 170  are taken concurrently and together make up the Jail Academy (6 credits). For information about the Jail Academy, contact the Criminal Justice Training Center, 989-686-9108. LWA 279  with LWT 170  fulfills the 2 required LWA credits for the Associate Degree.
  4. The Local Corrections Office Certification will be awarded upon successful completion of the Jail Office Academy (JOA) Certificate Option.

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