This 15-credit-hour job training program satisfies the Michigan Corrections Officer Training Council (MCOTC) educational requirement for corrections officers. This program is designed to be delivered in a traditional or an accelerated format.
The accelerated format follows the guidelines below:
- Students may enroll in all five courses in one semester (students may enroll in less than five).
- Courses are run sequentially (one at a time).
- Each course is offered five - six days per week (usually nights) for three weeks.
- Students do not have to complete one course successfully to move on to the next course.
- Limited course substitution is available (students should consult with a counselor or advisor)
Students must achieve a minimum 2.0 grade in each course to receive certification of successful completion from MCC.
To be considered for employment by Michigan Department of Corrections, students must have a high school diploma or GED and pass a written Civil Service exam, a physical fitness exam, a personal interview, a background investigation and a drug screening.
Students with a criminal record should consult the State of Michigan to verify that they are eligible to work in this field. Students are encouraged to meet with an MCC counselor/advisor prior to starting this program for help with the verification process.
Students interested in receiving an associate degree or certificate should see a counselor.