Criminal Justice: Correctional Officer


The Criminal Justice curriculum contains a broad range of courses designed to equip jailers and
guards with the knowledge and understanding of inmate processing, maintaining order in the jail
and invoking disciplinary measures when necessary. In addition, a jailer may also perform cell
searches for drugs and other contraband, inspect the facility for cleanliness and stand guard during
exercise periods. This training program, which may be completed over two trimesters, provides
jailers and guards with knowledge of emergency procedures, mental health and first aid, defensive
tactics and use of force, ethics and legal issues, investigations and personal development, among
other items.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Part Time
Typical Program Length 8 Months
Clock Hours 864
Class Type Night
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $2,672.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $623.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Correctional Officer Apprentice432Certificate
Master Correctional Officer864Certificate

Campus Locations

Morgan County Career and Technical Center
132 Flat Fork Road
Wartburg, TN 37887

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