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CORRECTIONS OFFICER ACADEMY START DATE: FEBRUARY 6, 2017
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.

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Tuition and Financing Academy Dates Veterans Benefits Application Process
OUR PROGRAM BY THE NUMBERS:
$33-51K
The annual starting salary for an entry level Corrections Officer is approximately $33,400. The maximum salary for an experienced Corrections Officer after five and a half years of satisfactory service is approximately $51,175.
4 weeks
The Kalamazoo Valley Community College Corrections Academy is 'doable', concentrating the training into a 4-week session at a reasonable cost.
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Nationally, employment of correctional officers is projected to grow by 5% from 2010 to 2020, fueled by population growth and employee turnover, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

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Completion of the Corrections Academy can earn participants 10 college credits, applicable towards the Criminal Justice Degree.


The Corrections Officer Academy has been approved by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for VA Educational Benefits.

Kalamazoo Valley Community College has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School and is a charter member of the Student Veterans of America Association.


The Corrections Officer Academy is accredited by the Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating and Training Council, an organization established in 2003 and dedicated to training, certification and professional development of Local Corrections Officers.

Graduates of the Kalamazoo Public Schools who are eligible to receive the Kalamazoo Promise can use scholarship their to attend the Corrections Academy.