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Probation Officer Basic Course Certificate Public Safety Total Units: 4
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Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Fall 2005


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 Certificate program are:

  • Complete 4 units from
    • Probation Officer Basic Course Requirements

Probation Officer Basic Course Requirements - complete 4.00 units
AJ 221.8Probation Officer Basic Course4.00

Term Effective: Fall 2005

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 2016

Previous Versions:

Probation Officer Basic Course - effective Fall 1995

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.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


This program is being revised and will be offered again in SUMMER or FALL of 2013.

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