Criminal Justice: Correctional Officer


The Criminal Justice curriculum contains a broad range of courses designed to equip correctional officers with the knowledge and understanding of inmate processing, maintaining order in the jail and invoking disciplinary measures when necessary. In addition, a correctional officer 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 correctional officers 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 topics.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 8 Months
Clock Hours 864
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $2,672.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $493.73

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Correctional Officer Apprentice432Certificate
Master Correctional Officer864 Certificate

Campus Locations

Main Campus
P.O. Box 614
1233 East College Street
Pulaski, TN 38478


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Technology Foundations
Ethics and Legal Issues
Defensive Tactics and Use of Force
Writing and Communication
Mental Health and First Aid
Emergency Procedures
TN Corrections Institute Basic
Personal Development
Patrol Procedures
Second Trimester: 
Worker characteristics
Ethics and Legal Issues II
Defensive Tactics and Use of Force II
Writing and Communication II
Mental Health and First Aid II
Human Relations
Career Training
Criminal Justice System


Correctional Officer Apprentice
Master Correctional Officer
TCI Certification

Books and Supplies Lists


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