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Corrections Degrees


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Considering a career in corrections? Meet Kirtland’s real-world experts! Get your Corrections degree at Kirtland.

If you are interested in being a correctional officer in the prison system, Kirtland Community College will prepare you for the day-to-day challenges of this career path.

Get your degree in Corrections from Kirtland Community CollegeKirtland has a corrections-based curriculum that is part of its Public Safety program. You’ll learn the skills you need to succeed in a rewarding career that could incorporate:

  • criminal justice
  • psychology
  • sociology and
  • human relations

If you want more job opportunities in Michigan’s prison system, Kirtland offers a Corrections curriculum that will familiarize you with all segments of the criminal justice system with major emphasis on parole, sentencing, incarceration, prisoner rights, probation, offender violence, community-based programs and corrections of the future.

If you see yourself as an expert and a leader in your field, Kirtland will teach you all the elements of booking, correctional law, suicide awareness, custody and security, prisoner behavior, defensive tactics and ethics.

Corrections degrees at Kirtland Community CollegeKirtland’s programs are designed to support you regardless of where you are on your career path. Kirtland’s curriculum will help you even if you are transferring in from another college or plan to eventually complete a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field.

Instructors will share decades of combined real-world experience with you. Most still serve their communities as:  police chiefs, deputies, post commanders, conservation officers, undersheriffs, inspectors, patrol officers and attorneys.

Regardless of the program you choose, Kirtland will provide you with the skills you’ll need to seek a rewarding, lifelong career in corrections.

2014-15 Program Costs

Corrections/Jail Administration, AASIn DistrictOut of District
Tuition and Fees8,60011,000
Miscellaneous Expenses125125

Related public safety programs include:

Associate in Applied Science degrees

  • Corrections Administration – Jail Administration
  • Criminal Justice Pre-Service
  • Emergency Medical Services


  • Police Academy – Advanced Certificate
  • Military Police Academy – Special Certificate

Partnership Programs

  • Alpena Community College
  • Central Michigan University (off-campus/online)
  • Mid Michigan Community College
  • North Central Michigan College
  • Davenport University
  • Franklin University
  • Lake Superior State University

Kirtland degrees in correctionsAll candidates must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or better, with a grade of C or better in all emergency services courses. A mandatory dress code is in effect for all students enrolled in the emergency services curriculum. Students have the opportunity to plan for transfer to a four-year college or university.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university must consult with an advisor and carefully study the requirements of the four-year institution from which they intend to secure a bachelor’s degree.

Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.

Some of the jobs related to our Public Safety programs:

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