Would you like to work as a Corrections Officer in the Michigan prison system? Delta College offers a five class, 15-credit certificate that the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) requires to become a corrections officer.
If you easily handle conflict and stress, can communicate well and be composed in difficult situations, this certificate will prepare you for work with the MDOC.
About the program
Experienced faculty emphasizes strong communication and decision-making skills for those responsible for the restraint and incarceration of offenders.
This certificate fulfills the educational requirements for application to the Michigan Department of Corrections. Possession of this certificate will give an applicant preferential treatment of 10 civil service points in the civil service hiring process.
The program is designed to prepare students to obtain an entry-level position in the field. Upon graduation, students should understand the daily operations and functions of the criminal justice corrections system with the MDOC.
There are no prerequisites to enter the program, which can be completed in one semester (four months).
The MDOC is currently hiring corrections officers for positions across the state. Starting salary for an entry-level corrections officer is $33,400. The maximum salary after five and a half years of service is $51,175.
Source: Michigan Department of Corrections
Find out more
Have questions or want more information? Contact:
Criminal Justice Program Coordinator
Gregory A. Teter
989-686-9253; Office G-124