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Corrections Academy Course Descriptions

CA 111X. Physical Training & Wellness for Corrections Officers 1 hr.
This course is designed to enhance the basic correction officer's level of fitness, as well as develop an understanding of wellness as it relates to corrections. This class will include demonstration, discussion, and participation. Periodic fitness assessments and strength, cardiovascular, and flexibility training will be incorporated into this class. Additionally, concepts covering nutrition and safety will be covered. The student will be required to perform satisfactorily on the final fitness tests and agility courses for state certification as a corrections officer. Students should check with their advisor/counselor to determine whether this course may be transferable to other institutions.

CA 113J. Introduction to Corrections 3 hrs.
This introductory course is designed to acquaint individuals with the role of corrections in America. It is an examination of the broad spectrum of systems, processes and people that constitute the field of corrections. Whenever possible, practical orientation to the field of corrections will be explored.

CA 123J. Corrections Officer Safety and Weapons Training 3 hrs.
This course will cover basic shooting principles used by correctional officers and will include instruction in nomenclature, handling, loading and firing of the 9mm handgun, rifle, shotgun, and 37 mm gas gun. Lawful use of chemical agents including identification, coding, delivery and decontamination procedures will be covered.

CA 133J. Communication and Interpersonal Skills for the Corrections Officer 3 hrs.
This course examines the interpersonal skills needed by corrections officials to understand and effectively interact with the incarcerated society. Community relations and courtesies are addressed with emphasis given to communication with the convicted offender. Report writing instruction will include interviews, statement taking, note taking and final reports. Radio and telephone communication will include practical exercises as appropriate.