Corrections officers process millions of inmates to jails and prisons each year. They are responsible for maintaining order and security within the inmate population. In order to excel in a career in corrections, you not only have to be tougher than everyone else, you have to be smarter. At the Monroe College School of Criminal Justice, our faculty of active and retired corrections sergeants, captains and chiefs stress the values of critical thinking and leadership to students interested in this career path.
The Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree corrections curriculum informs students of current trends impacting their future career. Classroom instruction is combined with trips to correctional facilities giving students real-life insight into the inner workings of the system.
The demand for corrections professionals continues to grow. There are a wide range of career opportunities within the field including probation officer, corrections supervisor, court bailiff, and correctional treatment specialist. Visit here for more information on how Monroe College can get you closer to a career in corrections.