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Corrections Officer, CSC

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ACADEMIC PLAN: 221-462-19

CIP CODE: 43.0102

AWARD: Career Studies Certificate

LENGTH: Less than 1 Year


This career studies certificate will allow students to attend the Basic Jailor/Corrections Officer course offered by the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy. The program of study will be conducted pursuant to the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Guidelines for Pre-Employment Training. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to obtain certification as a Jailor/Corrections Officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.

Admissions Requirements:

Admission is competitive and is based on grades, interviews, and the student meeting the criteria established for attending the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy. Candidates must submit a Certificate of Medical Eligibility, a Certificate of Drug Testing, a fingerprint card, a summary of results of psychological testing, and a summary of results of polygraph examination. All candidates will be required to provide an original birth certificate reflecting U.S. Citizenship, an official transcript reflecting college credit, a high school diploma or GED, and proof of personal medical insurance coverage.

Program Requirements:

All students expected to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, or career studies certificate must complete an Application for Graduation.


The Program Pathway for Corrections Officer CSC is a resource for students that lists the following items:

  • The recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • Suggested course when more than one option exists
  • If the course has a prerequisite
  • Courses that my lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Please Complete Program Requirements in the Order Listed:

  • ADJ 295 - Topics in Correctional Law Credits: 5
  • ADJ 299 - Supervised Study Credits: 5

Total Program Credits: 10

This program is offered in collaboration with the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy. It is designed to provide an avenue for Administration of Justice AAS graduates to obtain Virginia Corrections Officer certification. Admission is competitive and based on several criteria.

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