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Corrections Academy

Course offerings are subject to change, so please check website often for updates.  

Fall 2019 Corrections Academy31st group photo of students

The application period for Spring 2020 is now closed.  

See the information below for application process details and to download the application when available. Currently there are no classes scheduled.

Please note: all information on this website is subject to change without notice. Please check for updates often.

Course description: AOJ 107 



Orientation (mandatory):  TBD.

Corrections Officer Core Course

This is a 17-week Adult Corrections Officer Core Course consisting of 235 hours (11.5 semester units) of instruction in specific performance and instructional objectives for local and county jails, probation institutions and Community Correctional Facilities and federally funded private programs. This Course exceeds the minimum standards of the State of California, Board of State & Community Corrections (BSCC), Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) for entry level adult corrections officer.

The Corrections Academy is an "open-enrollment" Academy with curriculum designed to prepare students for a career as a Deputy Sheriff, Corrections Officer, Custodial Officer, Police Officer and Detention Officer.

As a course prerequisite and prior to course commencement, students must complete and have on file with Administration of Justice program a completed California Department of Justice fingerprint clearance. Persons considering enrollment who are currently employed by and working as a "custodial officer" a Federal, State or local law enforcement agency or private correctional facilities such as G4S Secure Solutions (USA), The GEO Group, Spectrum Security, Starside Security & Investigation, Inc., Core Civic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America (CCA)) or Asset Protection and Security Services may be exempt from the fingerprint clearance. These persons will need to contact the AOJ department for an exemption request. Please note, security officers are not exempt.

  • Schedule:

Tues. & Thurs. 5:45-10pm, and Saturdays, 7:45am-5pm.

  • You must pay all tuition immediately or you will be dropped from the course. This may not apply to VA or Financial Aid applicants. Contact your counselor for verification. If you are dropped, you are not given priority to re-enroll.
  • Orientation Dress Code:  Professional business attire (no flip-flops, shorts, tank tops, etc.). 

Always check the online schedule for accurate room numbers. Visit and click on "WebAdvisor."

Registration will open for the spring semester November 12, 2019. Please check WebAdvisor for your registration time and date, exclusive to you, after Oct. 28, for the spring 2020 semester. However you cannot register until you are cleared by DOJ.

 The AOJ office will be closed the following days & holidays (2020)

  • May 25
  • July 4
  • September 7
  • November 11, 26-28

Students should be aware that prior felony or any misdemeanor or felony domestic violence convictions, and some psychological holds, are disqualifying.
Prior substance abuse (including marijuana) and other disqualifiers may apply in specific positions related to corrections, law enforcement or forensics.

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Cost of Corrections Academy (approximate)
$504.00 includes tuition, and health fee for CA residents. Parking permit $40.00 extra. (NOTE: College tuition could change, as the state sets the fee)  Please check back often for updates.  Uniform, DOJ background and student rep fee is not included above.  See packet for full details of cost.
How to Apply: College Application
Submit college application online now for the next semester. You must submit a college application online at (If you are not a current student). We highly recommend that you take the English Assessment Test. 

Please note, there are two sections to the application and both must be submitted to complete the college application process. When you are given your application ID, you must go to the next section.  This ID# is not the college student ID#.  Our number begins with a zero, and is seven (7) digits, no letters.  This ID# must be included in your academy background packet.
Corrections Academy Application / Background Process

To get the background packet, download the corrections academy packet.  You must first apply to the college to become a student and then fill out the paperwork, as your Grossmont College Student ID # is required. All instructions are listed in the documents. You must submit the background packet immediately to the AOJ office after you have completed the DOJ Live Scan, before the DOJ results can be processed by the college. If we do not have your background packet on file, we do not know who you are or how to contact you.

Having the DOJ results on file with the college doesn't guarantee acceptance into the academy unless the background packet (personal history statement) is on file with the college.

The last day to download the DOJ packet is TBD and the last day to submit the packet to the AOJ Office is TBD, before 4:00PM, for the next academy.  No Exceptions.  

Submission of Background Packet
Open office hours for background packet submission are:

Appointments available: TBD

You may not register for this course until the DOJ results are received by the college, even if your registration date has arrived. Once you complete the background / DOJ packet, please submit your fingerprints as soon as you can. If you have any questions, please email the AOJ department directly. Grossmont College will not be liable for any costs incurred by you if you are unable to attend due to late submissions or if you are denied by DOJ.

Open office hours for background packet submission are:
Appointments only:   TBD

Register for class when cleared by DOJ; You must login to WebAdvisor to verify your registration date and time.

For step-by-step instructions on how to register, click on "Register on the Internet." 

Pay required college fees either online or in person at the cashiers office.  Approximate cost $504**. Please note, the cashiers office is located in building 10, room 110, and is open Mon. - Fri. 8:00-5:00pm. Parking permit can only be purchased online.

*To ensure registration in the class, college application & acdemy packet should be submitted as soon as possible.

**Tuition does not include book or T-shirts or other uniform requirements. See below & packet for full details.

Text: California Penal Code, current edition (2019 or newer), unabridged version.

Corrections Academy Policies & Procedures (abbreviated version)


Black pants (Dickies style) for classroom attire. There is a required uniform for the corrections academy, details related to cost and style will be discussed upon successful enrollment of the course. Generally, uniform costs are approximately $111.00, including tax.  Your academy packet will have all information and uniform order form and costs.

You must purchase Corrections Academy uniform through program vendor only, at time of application submission.

You will need to purchase black colored law enforcement style boots and have available running shoes. No open toe shoes or sandals are permitted at anytime.


Should be in good physical condition to pass physical training and Assaultive Behavior components of course which may include, but are not limited to: running, sit-ups, push-ups, stair climb, scaling six-foot wall/fence.


Mandatory attendance at all times (State Board of Corrections mandate). 
Tardiness will not be tolerated for any reason. NO EXCEPTIONS!


No caps of any kind allowed during Academy training, including classroom.
No facial jewelry allowed.
No jewelry of any kind can be worn during the course.
Nails can not be more than ¼” past tip of finger, (safety issue).
Ladies - hair must be worn up at all times if long.
Men - must be clean shaven and hair must be neat & trimmed. Long hair is not permitted.

AOJ Degree Information - Corrections Academy

Note:  if you have completed the Grossmont College Corrections Academy, you may be eligible to receive credit for AOJ 125.

If you have completed the Ca. Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation Academy (CDC&R), and the course is transcripted with an accredited college, you may be eligible to receive credit for AOJ 125, and 140.  Please note that recent CDC&R academies may not be eligible.

You might also be able to take AOJ 214 and 215 if currently working in corrections. Contact the AOJ office for more details.

Job Opportunities

Please visit the Ca Dept. of Corrections (local jails & private contractors) website for certificate information and jobs available in and out of San Diego County, and other employers via our links page.  Grossmont College does not guarantee employment.

Board of State & Community Corrections 

AOJ Links

Register on the Internet

How to Register (after DOJ approval for firearms & academy courses)

Before you register for class, you must have an application on file, and it takes 24 hours to process your application. If you are a returning student, and have been absent for more than one year, you must re-apply to the college.  You can only register at your appointment time or after.  To check registration date, login to WebAdvisor, and from student menu, left side of screen, click "registration date and time".  
To apply,, click "student services" then yellow "apply & enroll online".

Login at and click on "WebAdvisor"

  • Login - name (first.last) pin - birthdate (6 digits) If there are more than one student with the same name, you will be given a series of numbers to add to your last name. You need to know this before you can log in to WebAdvisor.
  • You will be asked to customize your pin / password at this time.

    From WebAdvisor:

    Verify registration date and time by clicking on “Registration date /time” right side of screen, near the top.

    Select “search, plan & register” – this will direct you to the new self-service system.


    Type in the course you want in the search box, top right corner.  For the corrections academy, type aoj107. 

    Select “view available sections for AOJ-107”

    Click “add section to schedule” large blue box on right side of screen.  You will be asked to select “add to schedule again”.  You can search / add for all of your classes in one step while in this section.

    To register, select “student planning & registration” at top of page & then “plan and schedule”.

    From here, you will need to click the arrow for “spring 2020”.  You will see your course(s) listed on the left.  If all is correct, you may register for each of your courses individually from here, or you can register for all of your courses from the top right “register all scheduled sections now”.

    If you see a circle with a red line, this means you do not have one or more of the following:

    • It isn’t your time to register, refer back to step one.
    • You have not submitted your background application, or you have not been cleared by DOJ at this time. Please contact AOJ .

    To get back to WebAdvisor, use your arrow back key at the top of your browser. This will allow you to verify your registration date / time without logging out of the self-service system.


You may make a payment online via secure website or in person at the Cashiers office. They are open Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm, Friday, 9:00-1:00pm (except summer, closed Fridays). All fees must be paid at the time of registration to prevent being dropped and not receiving credit for the course.

Last Updated: 04/07/2020

Office Hours
Walk-in hours:
Tues & Thurs, 2:00-4:00PM 

Appointments available:
Mon - Thurs, 9:30-4:45PM
Closed Fridays
Contact Kathy Sentz at

Office hours are subject to change without notice.


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