Dec 09, 2022  

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.
  5. File an application for an associate or dual degree and/or certificate with the Registrar's Office by at least 3 months prior to expected graduation. See Graduation Requirements .
  6. Delta College reserves the right to modify graduation requirements.

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