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Corrections Officer

The Corrections Officer program provides training and education to prepare students to serve as correctional facility staff. It also offers the opportunity to serve an industry that rehabilitates and assists with public safety. Ready to get started? Request a Program Brochure

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?

  • Dedicated advisement assists students in achieving their learning goals
  • Industry selected faculty members 
Curriculum Guides
Curriculum Guides

2018-2020 Curriculum Guides: Students who enrolled in their program prior to Fall 2020 should use should use the following Curriculum Guide. 

Certificate Degree
2018-2020 Corrections (17 credit hours)

Associate in Applied Science
2018-2020 Corrections (68 credit hours)

2020-2022 Curriculum Guides: Newly admitted or returning re-admitted students for Fall 2020 or later should use the following Curriculum Guide.

Certificate Degree
2020-2022 Corrections (17 credit hours)

Associate in Applied Science
2020-2022 Corrections (68 credit hours)

Occupational Outlook
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