Basic Corrections Officer

Basic Corrections Officer

Certificate Description

Special Function/Basic Correction Officer (1st Block): The training provides an excellent foot-in-the-door approach to a law enforcement career. Areas of study include legal subjects, patrol and criminal investigation procedures, arrest control techniques, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/First Aid. Successful completion qualifies students to apply to work as a correctional officer in any county jail or state prison facility and become qualified to enter the Law Enforcement Officer training portion of the academy.

Law Enforcement Officer (2nd Block): In addition to enforcing laws, police officers are primarily responsible for protecting lives and property. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to respond to calls, conduct traffic stops, issue citations, arrest suspects, investigate domestic issues, write detailed reports, patrol, give first aid to accident victims, and more. Highly qualified instructors provide professional experiences that bring the topics to life – taking students from the traditional classroom and providing real world, hands-on training.

Most major law enforcement departments require completion of this training before consideration for employment. Enrollment is limited to those individuals who have successfully completed the Special Function Officer Training.

Steps for Applying

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of entrance
  • Have evidence of a high school diploma or GED
  • Successfully pass the National Peace Officer Standards and Training (NPOST) exam consisting of math, reading, grammar and report writing. For an appointment, call the btech Assessment Center at 435-750-3188. Test scores are good indefinitely.
  • Submit your completed application via the POST Applicant Portal on or before the application deadline of November 1 for January class and March 1 for April class at 3 p.m.

Downloads

Equipment and Supply List (For 2017 and 2018)
Police Academy General Information 2018 – Daytime
Police Academy General Information 2018 – Evening

This specialization is delivered face-to-face and may contain online components.

Certificate Courses

Certificate Requirements

Students must be 21 years of age or older at the time of entrance, pass a background investigation, and have a high school diploma or GED.

Assessment: Basic reading, basic math, grammar, and writing. A $35 assessment fee will apply. A study guide may be obtained from the Bridgerland Technical College Bookstore or accessed online here. Take a practice test here. Once the student has cleared assessment, he/she is eligible to register and will receive instructions on how to complete a background investigation. Assessment is offered specific dates from April to October.

Applications due no later than Nov. 1.

During training, students are required to wear a police academy approved uniform and physical fitness uniform. The uniforms can be purchased at the Bridgerland Technical College Bookstore. Students also must purchase a course manual and other equipment, which is in addition to tuition. This information will be provided to the students.

Employment Outlook

Duties and daily activities will vary by local, state, or federal agencies. The continued demand for public safety makes employment steady, interesting, and rewarding. The higher the population, the more job opportunities will be available. Individuals who are bilingual, female, have miliary experience, and/or seek additional education are highly sought after. Due to retirement and turnover, layoffs are rare.

When Can I Start?

Bridgerland Technical College is open year round. Most programs are open-entry, which means you can start the program at the first of every month as long as there is space available in the program. Because of demand, some programs have waiting lists to get in to the program. Please contact Student Services for information on those programs with waiting lists and defined starting dates.

Is There Financial Aid?

Bridgerland Technical College participates in a variety of assistance programs that aid students in covering the costs associated with enrollment in full-time certificate programs. The Financial Aid Office provides information for grants, scholarships, and VA education benefits. Bridgerland Technical College does not participate in or endorse any loan program. The Financial Aid Office is located at the Main Campus, 1301 North 600 West. Stop by anytime or call (435) 750-3279, (435) 750-3114, or (435) 750-3204 for more information.

How much does a program Cost? Can I make payments? Are all tuition and fees due upfront?

Most programs take about one year to complete. Each individual program page has tuition and fee amounts listed. Students can be setup on a payment plan and make payments each month (due on the 1st).

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$400

Pell Eligible: No

Estimated Monthly Payment:

Call (435) 753-6780 for details.

Campus Locations

west: Logan West Campus

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Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
2.5 months
Hours per Week
N/A
Certificate Availability
High School Students: Not Available

Adult Students: M - Th: 6pm - 10pm

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus 

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm (We will be open at 7:30 am on the first day of registration)

Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham Campus 

In-Person Hours Brigham City Campus
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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Main Office
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

Toll Free:: 866-701-1100
Local: 435-753-6780
TDD: 800-346-4128
Fax: 435-752-2016