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.
Apply to the Correctional Deputy Academy
Programs of Study
Basic Correctional Deputy Academy
Associate of Science and Certificate
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?
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.