A Career Keeping Your Community Safe and Secure Could Be For You
Now Offering Armed & Unarmed DPSST Certification
Correctional Officer Program Overview:
If you’re thinking about becoming a correctional officer, our Correctional Officer program can prepare you for positions at the county, state and federal levels. At Sumner, we focus on building well-rounded students, which is why our correctional officer training program is designed help develop your self-confidence, speaking abilities, reliability, teamwork, physical development, career development and self-promotion skills in addition to your knowledge of the industry.
Our experienced instructors can prepare you to enter the workforce with confidence and be ready to serve your community. Sumner College in Portland, Oregon offers classes to accommodate the needs of students with demanding schedules. Students who complete the course will receive their Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Private Security Armed and Unarmed Certification (DPSST).
Curriculum Includes Courses In:
- Introduction to Criminal Justice
- Field and Patrol Operations
- Juvenile Justice
- Spanish for Criminal Justice
- Defensive Tactics, Transportation and Restraints
- DPSST Unarmed Security
- and more
Possible Correctional Officer Duties:
- Enforce rules and regulations within the institution.
- Monitor the activities and supervise the work assignment of inmates.
- Search inmates and their living quarters for contraband.
- Inspect facilities, locks, window bars, grilles, doors and gates for signs of tampering.
- Inspect mail and visitors.
Visit our Correctional Officer Career Info page to learn more.
*Eligibility for Employment as a Correctional Officer in Oregon:
According to the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC), certain convictions disqualify you from being employed as a Correctional Officer. Some other convictions are considered “Discretionary Disqualifiers” and employment eligibility is determined at the discretion of the Department of Corrections. Failure to disclose a conviction may result in your application being rejected from consideration. Believing a conviction was removed, or forgetting a conviction existed is not a valid defense and your application for employment will be denied. Visit the ODOC on the web for the complete list of employment disqualifiers. *Other states may have their own employment requirements and dis-qualifiers.
To learn more about our program and receive your FREE Career and Program Information Kit, fill out the form on this page. An admissions representative will contact you within 24 hours. You can also call us at 877-629-1044 or chat with us directly on our website using the live chat icon to the left of this page.
Appointments are available: Monday – Thursday: 8 AM – 7 PM and Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM.
Program Disclosure Information
|Occupational Name:||Correctional Officer|
|Program Level:||01 – Undergraduate Certificate|
|Program Length:||10 Months|
|U.S. Dept of Labor O*NET Standard Occupational Classification Codes and Links to Occupational Profiles:||33-3012.00 Correctional Officers and Jailers www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-1111.00
33-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers www.onetonline.org/link/summary/33-1011.00
33-1012.00 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives www.onetonline.org/link/summary/33-1012.00
25-1111.00 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary www.onetonline.org/link/summary/33-3012.00
|On-Time Graduation Rate:||100%|
|Job Placement Rate (For Students Completing the Program 7/1/11 – 6/30/12):||83.3%|
|Median Loan Debt Incurred (For Students Completing the Program 7/1/11 – 6/30/12):||Title IV: $7,952
Private Loans: $0
Institutional Loans: $2,665
|Additional Fees:||Application Fee: $50
Books and Supplies: $1,395
Lab Fees: $250
Graduation Fee: $40