Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5698N
First Term: 2013 Spring   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 21
CIP Code: 43.0102
Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

Instructional Council: Administration of Justice Studies (01)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 25-1111, 33-1011, 33-1012, 33-3012

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Basic Corrections program is designed to prepare students for a career in the field of corrections. The courses are designed to prepare students with the skills needed to meet the challenges of working in a correctional facility. Courses cover the topics of inmate management techniques, ethics and professionalism, conflict and crisis management skills in addition to security procedures and weapons training.

Required Courses
+ LET160 Correctional System Ethics and Professionalism 1
+ LET162 Introduction to Inmate Management 3
+ LET164 Correctional Information Systems 1
+ LET166 Correction Officers Safety and Weapons Training 2
+ LET168 Inmate Security Procedures I 2
+ LET169 Inmate Security Procedures II 3
+ LET170 Security, Custody and Control Procedures 2
+ LET172 Conflict and Crisis Management 2
+ LET176 Medical and Mental Health 2
+ LET178 Physical Fitness and Self Defense Training 3
Credits: 21

Program Competencies
1. Describe policies and guidelines with respect to professionalism and ethics within the correctional system. (LET160)
2. List and describe the types of lawsuits inmates can file against employees and/or institutions and discuss ways to avoid liability. (LET162)
3. State the legal obligations regarding use of force, the need for well-documented use of force, and the legal standards for reasonable and necessary use of force. (LET162)
4. Identify situations in which inmates have a right to protection, based on the constitution, court cases, and state statutes and agency rules. (LET162, LET170, LET172)
5. Recognize visual and verbal clues to assess the nature and extent of a potential crisis situation and to determine a course of action. (LET170, LET172)
6. Recognize the parameters for use of force, use of deadly force, use of chemical agents and mechanical restraints, and use of interpersonal communication skills in controlling crisis situations. (LET162, LET164, LET168, LET169, LET170, LET172)
7. Describe the essential elements for effective interactions with inmates. (LET164)
8. Demonstrate basic shooting and safety principles of weapons used by correctional officers. (LET166)
9. Explain control procedures for dealing with inmates. (LET168, LET169, LET170, LET172)
10. Summarize regulations and procedures regarding inmatesÂ’ personal property. (LET168)
11. Conduct various types of searches, including a cell search, pat search, wand search and strip search. (LET169)
12. Explain responsibilities of the correctional system staff with regards to medical and mental health of inmates. (LET176)
13. Describe components and benefits of an active physical training program. (LET178)
14. Describe procedures and techniques for using necessary legal self-defense. (LET178)
15. Demonstrate the principles of self-defense. (LET178)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: April 23, 2013

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.