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Corrections Officer Academy

Corrections Officer Academy

Fall Academy begins October 22, 2018 and ends November 16, 2018 - Registrations will be accepted Monday, October 1, 2018 from 8:30am-3:30pm at the Groves Campus.

Winter Academy begins February 18, 2019 and ends March 15, 2019 - Registrations will be accepted Monday, February 1, 2019 from 8:30am-3:30pm at the Groves Campus.

Job opportunities for correctional officers are expected to grow through the year 2017. More prisons and jails are being built to house the rising numbers of criminals. Employment opportunities for corrections officers will continue to increase to fill new jobs as well as to replace officers who retire or leave their jobs for other reasons. Corrections officers are rarely laid off because security must be maintained in correctional institutions at all times.

Area departments prefer hiring candidates who have completed the certification process. Completion of the Corrections Academy can earn participants 10 college credits, applicable towards the Criminal Justice Degree.

The Kalamazoo Valley Community College Corrections Academy is 'doable', concentrating the training into a 4-week session at a reasonable cost. Participants may be eligible and qualify for the 'Kalamazoo Promise' scholarship, or the Michigan No Worker Left Behind programs.

TEST DATE: TBD - 6767 West O Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49009

-Print off the physician's health screening form from the MSCRC website and get a DR or PA to sign and put medical license number on form.

-Must contact 269-353-1260 to be added to the list for the test at least 24 hours prior to test date.