Corrections is a critical part of the criminal justice system, attracting people of integrity who have the skills, commitment, and dedication required to guard prisoners and detainees in accordance with established regulations and procedures. Corrections officers may work in a community corrections program, jail, detention center, prison, or other correctional institution. The Baker College Correctional Studies program prepares you to work in penal or rehabilitative institutions, jails, or correctional institutions to guard inmates in accordance with established regulations and procedures. Our curriculum includes both class work and real-world training to provide the foundation for a career at the Federal, state or local level. In addition to exploring the underlying theories of criminology, justice, and social issues, you learn how to manage custody, security, and treatment of prisoners and detainees, and develop skills needed to make decisions, respond appropriately to complex situations, and perform assignments that involve face-to-face contact with prisoners or detainees. Designed by working professionals, Baker’s program follows the standards of the Michigan Corrections Officers Training Council. As a graduate, you will have a solid foundation for pursuing a career as a corrections officer within the state of Michigan.
Correctional Studies - Certificate