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About The Corrections Academy

About The Program

Academy begins October 23, 2017 and ends November 18, 2017 - Registrations will be accepted Monday, October 9, 2017 from 8:30am-3:30pm

Kalamazoo Valley Community College's Corrections Academy is a Michigan Sherriffs Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC) approved, 160-hour certification program for correctional personnel supervising inmates in county jails. This 4-week program will focus on obtaining the skills necessary to maintain the safety and security of a correctional facility. Due to the limited space for each academy, candidate evaluations will be conducted to determine admittance to the program. The current cost of the academy is $1200 and 10 credits will be awarded by Kalamazoo Valley Community College upon successful completion of the academy.


To be eligible for academy consideration, participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a high school diploma, or equivalent
  • Apply to become a KVCC student
  • Successfully meet minimum scores on KVCC placement tests. Minimum Accuplacer placement scores include a 40 in Reading and a 76 in Writing or Compass test scores include a 61 in reading and a 50 in writing. No minimum math scores are required.
  • No prior felony convictions (includes expunged convictions)

The academy curriculum consists of the following training modules:

Booking and Intake
Correctional Law
Cultural Diversity
Custody and Security
Defensive Tactics
Ethics In Corrections
Fire Safety
Interpersonal Communications
Prisoner Behavior
Report Writing
Workplace Harassment
Stress Management
Suicide Awareness
First Aid / CPR / AED

Contact our office at 269.353.1260 for more information.