Career Programs & Training Corrections Officer

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What are the Opportunities?

  • Training and education to prepare students to serve as correctional facility staff
  • Opportunity to serve an industry that rehabilitates and assists with public safety
  • Associate of Applied Science degree
  • Program driven by the Kansas Department of Corrections; curriculum developed by advisory board members representing the corrections industry
  • Program suitable for current correctional employees as well as individuals interested in joining the corrections industry team
  • Program credits available with Kansas Department of Corrections Basic 200 hour training
  • Individuals must be 18 to become a corrections officer, but students can start the coursework before that age
  • Completion of the program can lead to promotion within the corrections system

Why Barton?

  • Classes delivered via ITV at Ellsworth Correctional and Larned Mental Health Correctional Facilities
  • Dedicated advisement assists students in achieving their learning goals
  • Industry selected faculty members

Occupational Outlook

  • Employment growth is expected to be faster than the average for all occupations, and job opportunities are expected to be excellent
  • Median annual earnings of correctional officers and jailers were $35,760 in May 2006. The middle 50 percent earned between $28,320 and $46,500
  • Median annual earnings in the public sector were $47,750 in the Federal Government, $36,140 in State government, and $34,820 in local government.

Source: Kansas Career Pipeline

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum Guide
Certificate Degree
Corrections (17 credit hours)

Associate in Applied Science
Corrections (68 credit hours)