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Six Carrington California Campuses Launch Criminal Justice: Corrections Program

July 25, 2019


Did you know California has one of the highest employment levels for correctional officers and jailers in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics¹? That is one reason why six of Carrington’s California locations will soon be offering a new Associate of Science degree program in Criminal Justice: Corrections.

Since criminal justice careers are so diverse, many people wonder just how much schooling they will need, both to get their foot in the door and to work their way up the ladder. From Loss Prevention Specialists and Security Guards to Correctional Officers/Jailers, a college education resulting in an associate’s degree can help students polish and perfect vital skills required in the criminal justice field.

Starting in fall 2019, six Carrington College campuses will be offering this new Criminal Justice: Corrections program. This includes the Citrus Heights, Pleasant Hill, San Jose, San Leandro, Stockton and Sacramento campuses.

Carrington’s Criminal Justice: Corrections program can be completed in as few as 16 months. Curriculum includes instruction in criminal law, evidence collection and preservation, report writing, institutional corrections, physical agility training, defensive tactics and weaponless defense.

Graduates from the program will earn the following certifications: Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) Adult Core Academy, which includes 8-hour Baton; and Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) certified training in Powers to Arrest, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Firearms, Baton, Chemical Agents, Public Relations, Observations and Documentation, Communications and its Significance, and Liability and Legal Aspects. This will result in (BSIS) Security Guard Card and (BSIS) Security Guard Exposed Weapons permits.

Completion of Carrington’s associate’s degree program in Criminal Justice: Corrections may provide a variety of career opportunities in multiple environments, including federal, state, local and private agencies that have an active interest in hiring employees with a corrections-focused education.

Protecting and serving communities as a correctional officer is one of the most rewarding career paths. That is why we are proud to offer the new Criminal Justice: Corrections program.



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