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Program Details

Lansing Community College offers a Correctional Officer Certificate of Completion program that can be completed online. The online program’s flexible course schedules allow students to finish coursework from anywhere outside of campus. The flexible schedules, however, do not mean the program is self-paced. There will be strict due dates for assignments such as quizzes, discussion posts, and other projects. The curriculum is designed for students that are interested in pursing a career as a State Correctional Officer at a correctional institution.  All courses within the program meet the requirements for the State of Michigan Corrections Officer Vocational Certificate. 

There are various resources for students to use while taking classes within Lansing Community College’s online learning environment. Students will have access to an online library, online tutoring and a 24/7 live phone service that can provide technical support. There is also online academic advisor that may be able to answer any questions regarding the program and course enrollment. 

In order to receive the certificate, all students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours. There are five required courses that must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.0 (4.0 scale). The courses are Introduction to Corrections, Legal Issues in Corrections, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Clients, and Human Relations/Crim Justice. 

The suggested course load for the first semester is CJUS 131 and CJUS 250. The suggested course load in the second semester is CJUS 135, CJUS 251, and CJUS 255. Students that do not wish to follow the suggested schedule should consult with an academic advisor. Not all courses may transfer within the program.


  • Prospective students that are 18 years or older are able to attend by submitting an application.
  • High school students that are between 14-18 years old may apply under the High School Dual Enrollment Program.
  • Home school students that are between 14-18 years old may apply under the Home School Program.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission