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Juvenile Counselor Basic Course Certificate Public Safety Total Units: 3
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Term Effective: Fall 1981


The Juvenile Correctional Officer Basic Course Skills Certificate is a state mandated course of instruction for entry-level staff currently employed or seeking employment as a juvenile counselor. The Juvenile Correctional Officer course is designed to ensure safe, secure, humane and constructive care for minors under the officers' supervision and control. The course includes orientation, transportation, daily care and custody, report writing, handling emergencies, and other tasks as required. In addition to earning this certificate, completers may need additional qualifying experience and/or to meet specific hiring agency requirements before obtaining employment in this occupational field. Contact the Public Safety Department for more information.

The field of corrections has been identified as one of the growth areas for employment, both locally and nationwide. Juvenile correctional officers are positions at local county juvenile hall facilities. This career field is open to individuals interested in working with juvenile offenders incarcerated for minor offenses.

Certification Note:
Some public safety positions have legal requirements and background qualifications. Certain criminal violations may disqualify a candidate for certification. Contact the Public Safety Department for more information.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Juvenile Counselor Basic Course Certificate program are:

  • Complete 3 units from
    • Juvenile Correctional Officer Basic Course Requirements

Juvenile Correctional Officer Basic Course Requirements - complete 3.00 units
AJ 221.4Juvenile Counselor Core Course Phase I2.00

Term Effective: Fall 1981

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Spring 2015

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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