SRJC Course Outlines

7/19/2024 5:34:38 PMAJ 221B Course Outline as of Summer 2006

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 221BTitle:  CORRECTIONS OFFIC ACAD 2  
Full Title:  Basic Corrections Officer Academy 2
Last Reviewed:2/13/2006

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum9.00Lecture Scheduled29.306 max.Lecture Scheduled175.80
Minimum9.00Lab Scheduled14.706 min.Lab Scheduled88.20
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total44.00 Contact Total264.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  351.60Total Student Learning Hours: 615.60 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Part 2 of Basic Corrections Officer training for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). This intensive 6 week Academy includes arrest and control; escape prevention; body, cell, area, and grid searches; drug awareness; report writing; inmate supervision, disciplinary process, and appeals process; managing inmate conflict; introduction to prison gangs; firearm familiarization; application of restraint gear; crime scene and evidence preservation; inmate work incentive training program; emergency operations/alarm response; and extraction teams. The Academy provides instruction and evaluation of all academic, physical, and behavioral traits required by the CDCR to meet the minimum standards to be employed as a corrections officer in California.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in AJ 221A


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:
California residents must pass a criminal history check as outlined in California Penal Code 13511.5. Non-residents must also pass a criminal history check through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Students must possess a valid driver's license. Medical clearance required. Students must pass the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation entrance exam prior to enrolling.

Schedule of Classes Information
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A Basic Corrections Officer training for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). This intensive 6 week Academy provides instruction and evaluation of all academic, physical, and behavioral traits required by the CDCR to meet the minimum standards to be employed as a corrections officer in California.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in AJ 221A
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:California residents must pass a criminal history check as outlined in California Penal Code 13511.5. Non-residents must also pass a criminal history check through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Students must possess a valid driver's license. Medical clearance required. Students must pass the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation entrance exam prior to enrolling.
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the discipline, determination and positive attitude that
will motivate the pursuit of a lifetime program of exercise and physical
fitness.
2.  Perform the Emergency Response Simulation Test within five minutes and
five seconds.
3. Demonstrate through exercise tests the ability to safely control and
arrest a suspect / inmate using approved weaponless defense techniques,
and state why a career-long commitment to practicing weaponless defense
skills is important.
4.  Discuss the need for security checks and state correctional awareness
rules related to preventing inmate escapes.
5.  Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to effectively search a
body, cells, and areas to maintain the safety and security of an
institution, in a manner pursuant to CCR (California Code of Regulations)
Title 15, Sections 3213 and 3287, and DOM (Department Operations Manual)
Section 52050.
6.  Recognize and confiscate drugs and inmate-manufactured alcohol, and
take appropriate action for inmates under the influence of drugs and
inmate-manufactured alcohol in an institutional setting.
7.  Write a CDCR (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
Form 115 Rules Violation Report and a CDCR Form 837 C1 and CDCR Form 837
C2, using proper grammar and punctuation and proper formatting.
8.  Adequately prepare for and give testimony concerning a previously
submitted report in a courtroom and discuss the importance of having good
reports as they related to testifying in court.
9.  Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and ability to effectively
supervise inmates in an institutional setting according to the policies
and procedures of the CDCR, and address the unique needs and concerns of
female inmates as part of supervision responsibilities.
10.  Identify, prevent and report inmate misconduct and the correct steps
to take when inmate misconduct is encountered, in accordance with DOM
52080 and CCR Title 15, sections 3310-3326.
11.  State his/her role in the inmate appeals process and professionally
respond to inmate appeals following departmental policy.
12.  Effectively utilize a seven-step intervention process when dealing
with inmates in conflict, and calm situations that might otherwise require
some form of physical force.
13.  Define and recognize the elements of a prison gang/disruptive group,
recognize symbols used by prison gangs/disruptive groups, and identify the
necessary reporting requirements.
14. State and apply the safety rules, nomenclature, and qualification
requirements for the Mini-14 rifle, and be familiar with operation and
shooting techniques.
15.  State how and when to use restraint gear, and use restraint gear in
compliance with CDCR policy.
16.  Apply and implement the mental health services delivery system
necessary for the safe performance of duties in the correctional
environment.
17.  Use CDCR approved chemical agents, and state the importance of CDCR
policies and procedures in using chemical agents and devices as use-of-
force options.
18. Identify and correctly use departmentally approved impact munitions
and launchers.
19.  Preserve a crime scene and evidence, applying an understanding of the
nuances of evidence such as the chain of custody, categories of evidence,
and how evidence is used.
20. Accurately keep timekeeping records for the Inmate Work/Training
Incentive Program.
21.  Safely and effectively respond to alarm conditions inside an
institution, and deploy staff and munitions to effectively control and
resolve emergent and spontaneous incidents of violence in an institutional
setting.
22.  Effectively supervise inmates.
23. Discuss the assignment responsibilities an officer will encounter,
and apply knowledge and skills already acquired in order to report and
perform duties in a satisfactory manner upon initial assignment.
24.  As a member of an extraction team, perform cell, dorm, and yard
extractions in a safe and efficient manner that will ensure the safety of
staff and inmates, maintaining compliance with the Use of Force Policy
during an extraction.

Topics and Scope
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1.    Physical Fitness and Preparation for Emergency Response Simulation
     Test
2.    Arrest and Control
3.    Escape Prevention
4.    Body Searches
5.    Cell Searches
6.    Area Searches
7.    Grid Searches
8.    Drug Awareness
9.    Report Writing
10.   Courtroom Testimony
11.   Supervision of Inmates
12.   Inmate Disciplinary Process
13.   Inmate Appeals Process
14.   Managing Inmate Conflict
15.   Introduction to Prison Gangs
16.   Firearms Familiarization and Marksmanship
17.   Application of Restraint Gear
18.   Mental Health Delivery System
19.   Introduction to Chemical Agents
20.   Impact Munitions
21.   Crime Scene and Evidence Preservation
22.   Inmate Work Incentive Training Program
23.   Emergency Operations/Alarm Response
24.   Assignment Responsibilities
25.   Extraction Teams
26.   Apprenticeship Program Orientation
27.   CCPOA (California Correctional Peace Officers Association)
     Orientation

Assignments:
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1. Complete approximately 20-50 pages per day of reading and learning
activities in workbook series.
2. Prepare 6 standard CDCR form reports, of which 3 are graded (total of
3-6 pages).
3. Classroom learning activities and exercises.
4. Complete 7 CDCR constructed multiple choice tests.
5. Complete 3 performance exams (skill demonstrations).
6. Perform the Emergency Response Simulation Test within five minutes and
five seconds.
7. Complete 1 CDCR constructed final exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 25%
Written homework, Written Investigative Reports.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Classroom learning activities and exercises.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
Student Workbooks, current editions.

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