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Correctional Deputy

Create safer communities, rehabilitate those in need

Becoming a correctional deputy allows you to make a positive impact on your community. Correctional deputies help maintain order in correctional facilities, ensure the safety of both incarcerated individuals and fellow officers, and extend care, assistance and respect to people in tough situations.

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Programs of Study

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    Associate Degree
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    Transfer Degree
  • C
    Credit Certificate
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  • Limited Enrollment
    Limited Enrollment
  • Online Options Available
    Online Options

Basic Correctional Deputy Academy

Associate of Science and Certificate

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  • C
  • Limited Enrollment

MVC's Correctional Deputy Academy provides entry-level training for correctional officers, including adult corrections procedures, interviewing and counseling techniques, security and supervision techniques, and oral and written communications.

This program meets or exceeds the mandates of the California Board of Corrections and Rehabilitation and fulfills state-mandated Corrections Standards Authority training requirements to work in city or county correctional facilities intended to incarcerate adult offenders.

This program has limits on enrollment.

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Why pursue a career in corrections?

MVC's correctional deputy academy prepares graduates for immediate employment statewide at California jails. Correctional deputies have unique opportunities to help create safer communities, promote a rehabilitative environment to help people turn their lives around, and experience a challenging, enjoyable and rewarding career. Perks of working as a correctional deputy include job security, full benefits, retirement, and more.

What You'll Learn

  • Basic safety components of working in a correctional facility, including, but not limited to inmate safety, personal safety and facility safety.
  • The importance of classification of inmates.
  • Key liability issues that impact the individual correctional officer and the facility as a whole.
  • Codes, statutes, and policies as they relate to the care and custody of inmates in a correctional facility.
  • Principles and tactics to maintain control and security while working with groups of inmates in a correctional facility.

Why train at MVC?

Moreno Valley College's School of Public Safety offers some of the region's largest public safety education and training programs at the Ben Clark campus.

Ben Clark and the Law Enforcement Program is the result of a partnership between MVC, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California Highway Patrol, and Riverside County Probation Department.