New Corrections Officer Training Curriculum

The Officer Recruit training curriculum is as follows:

320 Hour Corrections Training Program - Part I

Administrative Time - 1 hour 

Airborne Pathogens - 1 hour

Chemical Agents - 4 hours

Collaborative Case Management - 2 hours

Communicating for Change - 8 hours

Computer Security - 1 hour

CPR - 8 hours

Criminal Justice - 3 hours

Discriminatory Harassment - 2 hours

Diversity - 4 hours

Ethics - 2 hours

Firearms Familiarization - 12 hours

Fire Safety - 2 hours

First Aid - 4 hours

Initial Administrative Process - 1 hour

Managing Offenders & Their Behavior: 

Part I Leadership & Communication - 16 hours

Managing Offenders & Their Behavior:

Part II Physical Controls - 24 hours 

Managing Stress Effectively - 4 hours

Mentally Disordered Prisoners - 4 hours

MRSA Overview - 1 hour

Michigan Prison System - 2 hours

Misconduct Report Writing - 12 hours

Occ. Safety & Health Orientation - 1 hour

OJT Preparation: What to Expect - 2 hours

Personal Searches - 6 hours

Physical Training - 33 hours

Policies and Procedures - 4 hours

Prisoner Discipline - 4 hours

Prisoner Grievances - 2 hours

Prisoner Transportation Overview - 2 hours

Programs and Services - 3 hours 

Prohibited Sexual Conduct Involving Prisoners - 2 hours

Public Relations - 2 hours

Restraints - 6 hours

Sanitation - 2 hours 

Security Classification - 2 hours

Security Threat Groups - 2 hours 

Segregation - 4 hours

Setups and Professional Conduct - 4 hours

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment in Confinement - 2 hours 

Skill Proficiency Development - 19 hours

Substance Abuse - 4 hours

Suicide Prevention - 5 hours

Uniform Fitting - 2 hours

Workplace Safety - 1 hour

TESTING: 2 Tri-Weekly Exams - 4 hours

Physical Testing - 4 hours

SUBTOTAL Part I - 240 hours

320 Hour Corrections Training Program - Part II

Bloodborne Pathogens - 3 hours

Custody and Security - Basics - 10 hours

Custody and Security Practical Exercises - 4 hours

Disturbance Control - 18 hours

Drug and Alcohol Test Training - 2 hours

ECD and PCA Familiarization - 7 hours

Employee Handbook - 3 hours

HBV Vaccination #1 - 1 hour

Hostage Awareness - 2 hours

Perimeter Security - 6 hours

Personnel - 3 hours

Simulated Incident Training - 6 hours

Situation Assessment - 2 hours

Uniforms - 2 hours

Union - 1 hour

TESTING: Final Written - 2 hours

Graduation Activities - 8 hours

SUBTOTAL PART II - 80 hours

TOTAL PART I AND PART II - 320 hours

On-The-Job Training

Asbestos Awareness (attended by new officers working at facilities built prior to 1980) - 1 hour

Collaborative Case Management for Women/Vital Differences (attended by new officers assigned to facilities with female prisoners) - 28 hours

Corrections Mental Health Program (attended by new officers assigned to the Woodland Correctional Center) - 24 hours

Fire Safety Practical - 1 hour

LEIN Security Awareness - 1 hour

Managing Youthful Offenders (attended by new officers assigned to facilities with youthful offenders) - 16 hours

Mentoring: A Guide to Success - 2 hours

Perimeter Security Practical - 2 hours

Right to Know (CBT) - 2 hours

Shotgun Training and Qualification - 4 hours

HBV Vaccination #2 - 1 hour

TOTAL OJT - 2 Months