Criminal Justice: Correctional Officer


This program provides students with the necessary skills to work inside of a correctional facility. Students will learn the duties of a correctional officer, interpersonal communication skills, de-escalation,self-defense, mental health, first aid, investigations, gang culture, legal process, firearms simulations and much more. Students graduating the program will receive certification from the Tennessee Corrections Institute and have assistance with placement in a correctional facility.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 8 Months
Clock Hours 864
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $2,747.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $750.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Correctional Officer Apprentice432Certificate
Master Correctional Officer864Certificate

Campus Locations

Wilson County Campus
415 Tennessee Blvd
Lebanon, TN 37087

Job Duties

Job Outlook


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Technology Foundations
Ethics and Legal Issues
Def. Tactics & Use of Force
Writing and Communication
Mental Health and First Aid
Emergency Procedures
TN Corrections Institute Basic
Personal Development
Patrol Procedures
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Ethics and Legal Issues II
Defensive Tactics and Use of Force II
Writing and Communication II
Mental Health and First Aid II
Human Relations
Career Training
Criminal Justice System

Books and Supplies Lists


Tim Norton
615 547-1128

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