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While some individuals view the work of a corrections officer as dangerous. If you are considering this field of study you likely view it as exciting and adventuresome. An interest in enforcing justice and social reform is important for succeeding in this program. You'll also need to be both physically and mentally strong, especially if you end up working in a high-security detention facility. Many corrections jobs require tests for eyesight, hearing and physical fitness. Individuals should also be able to demonstrate good judgment and an ability to think and act quickly. As a member of the team, you'd likely respond to potentially dangerous situations inside prisons or jails, disarming prisoners, protecting other prisoners, and more.

Expanding growth and job opportunities in the private sector are expected as State and Federal corrections agencies use more and more private prison management.

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Imperial Valley College maintains faculty-approved formal course articulation agreements with Imperial Valley high schools and the Imperial Valley ROP (Regional Occupation Program). Courses with articulation agreements follow the California Career Statewide Pathways Templates in the areas of: Administration of Justice, Allied Health Programs, Business, Automotive Technology, Building Construction Technology, Child Development, Computer Information Systems, Health Assistant and Welding.

Students who complete an articulated class offered through a partnering high school or ROP program, receive a qualifying grade in their course, and pass the IVC Credit-by-Exam for the subject area, will be eligible to receive college credit for the articulated corresponding Imperial Valley College class posted to their official transcript. Eligible students will work with the Applied Sciences Office at IVC for the awarding of college credit.

For specific articulation agreements please contact the Applied Sciences Office or the IVC Articulation Officer.


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