Corrections Officer

Corrections Officer

AWARD: Career Studies Certificate
LENGTH: 2 Years


This program is designed for the student who desires to attend the Basic Jailor/Corrections Officer course offered by the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy.  Students must complete the Administration of Justice AAS degree before entering this program. The program will be conducted pursuant to the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Guidelines for Pre-Employment Training. Upon completion of the program, the student may  obtain certification as a Jailor/Corrections Officer in Virginia.

This program is not eligible of Financial Aid.


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 G.E.D. certificate, and proof of personal medical insurance coverage.


All students expected to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma or 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
  •     which semester each course is typically offered
  •     if the course has a prerequisite
  •     courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Corrections Officer CSC