Probation Officer Basic Course Certificate Public Safety Total Units: 5.5

Term Effective: Fall 2016

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: Fall 2018

Previous Versions:

Probation Officer Basic Course - effective Fall 2005
Probation Officer Basic Course - effective Fall 1995


This single-course Skills Certificate will identify and specify the training necessary for entry level probation officers who have no prior training or experience in the correctional field. Issues addressed will consist of those knowledge and skills which are essential for the newly hired probation officer to meet minimum performance standards for entry level personnel and to obtain maximum benefit from subsequent on-the-job training experience. The student will be introduced to the adult/juvenile court systems and processes which will cover court reports, writing initial violator reports, case information gathering, conducting interviews and assessments. The student will also be introduced to crisis intervention counseling.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Probation Officer Basic Course program are:

  • Complete 5.5 units from
    • Probation Officer Basic Course Requirements

Probation Officer Basic Course Requirements - complete 5.50 units
AJ 365Probation Officer5.50

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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