Criminal Justice: Correctional Officer


The Criminal Justice curriculum contains a broad range of courses designed to equip jailers and guards with the knowledge and understanding of inmate processing, maintaining order in the jail and invoking disciplinary measures when necessary. In addition, a jailer 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. Also incorporated into this curriculum are the classes required for an individual to meet Tennessee POST requirements. 


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

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Correctional Officer Apprentice432Certificate
Master Correctional Officer Certificate864Certificate

Campus Locations

Main Campus
3070 Hwy 64
PO Box 89
Crump, TN 38327


First Trimester: 
CRJ 0001 Worker Characteristic
CRJ 1004 Technology Foundations
CRJ 1011 Ethics and Legal Issues
CRJ 1021 Def. Tactics & Use of Force
CRJ 1041 Writing and Communication
CRJ 1051 Mental Health and First Aid
CRJ 1061 Emergency Procedures
CRJ 1070 Tennessee Corrections Institute Basic
CRJ 1071 Personal Development
CRJ 1072 Patrol Procedures
Second Trimester: 
CRJ 0002 Worker Characteristic
CRJ 2010 Ethics and Legal Issues II
CRJ 2021 Defensive Tactics and Use of Force II
CRJ 2040 Writing and Communications II
CRJ 2051 Mental Health and First Aid II
CRJ 2061 Investigations
CRJ 2071 Human Relations
CRJ 2072 Career Training
CRJ 2073 Criminal Justice System


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