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Adult Corrections Officer Basic Course


Spring Semester 2015        Fall Semester 2015 
March 16- April 17              August 10- September 11
*PC 832 Firearms and PC 832 Arrest courses are conveniently scheduled around the Corrections Academy. Please refer to PC 832 course flyers for dates.

Day & Time:

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm*
*schedule is subject to change


$308 Agency Sponsored         $328 Non-Agency Sponsored (Spring semester)
                                                 $344 Non-Agency Sponsored (Fall semester)
Fees are subject to change. Cost for California residents only; non-residents pay an additional $212 per unit


Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) #0220-001246


Public Safety Training Center, 5743 Skylane Blvd., Windsor, CA 95492. Directions and map with nearby lodging: PSTC Google Map.  
Parking permits are required unless you have an E-plated vehicle. Permits may be purchased from vending machines in the parking lot for $4 per day. Weekly permits for courses of one week or more can be purchased on the first day of class for $5 per week. Cash or check only.

You may make hotel reservations at the Hampton Inn & Suites (8937 Brooks Road South, Windsor, CA 95492) by calling 1-888-HAMPTON or
Click HERE for your Safety Training Center rate!
The state rate of $90 per night is automatically applied if room reservations are made online. If you call, please specify the corporate ID 2773358 to ensure the rate of $90.

Course Description:

This course is prescribed by the Board of State and Community Corrections, Standards and Training for Corrections program. It is designed to provide basic training to entry-level corrections officers who work in local correctional facilities.
Topics Include:

Correctional History & Philosophy

Inmate Worker Management

Codes, Statutes & other Legal Documents

Screening & Monitoring Visitors

Transport Outside of Facility     

Screening & Distribution of Mail

Assaultive Behavior /Restraint Techniques

Emergency Procedures


Testifying in Court

Maintaining Security/Contraband

First Aid/CPR

Reporting & Record Keeping    

Physical Conditioning

Supervision of Inmates

Professionalism & Ethics

Distribution of Supplies & Commissary

Monitoring Mental & Physical Health


Email your request to Kelly Ransbottom at  or call 707.836.2909

College Application:

Please go to  On the far right scroll down to the “College Application” link. Click on the link.  At this new page, click on the ‘New or Returning Student’ option. On the left side of the page click the “Open CCC” picture. If you have not created an account in the last year, you will need to create one now. Once your account has been created, return to the log in page and enter your user name and password to log in. Be sure to select the semester during which you will be attending class.  This is the College Application only.  Registration for this specific course is not available online and will take place at the beginning of class. On question #3 of the Application, it is essential for you to select ‘Maintain Certificate or License’ as your Educational Goal.  As advanced officers, making this selection at this step of the application will eliminate future challenges with Admissions and Records.


Payment can be made by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or by check made payable to: Santa Rosa Junior College. Payments can be made in advance or at the door. Agencies can be billed after the course. Please mail check to:  Santa Rosa Training Center, Attn: Page Munksgard 5743 Skylane Blvd., Windsor, CA 95492.

Medical Clearance
Students are required to participate in physical conditioning two to three times a week during the course. Practical testing will include fifteen minute or greater enhanced cardiovascular exercise, wind sprints, 165 lb. dummy drag, stair climb, and use of self-contained breathing apparatus (S.C.B.A.). 

Each student is required to provide a medical clearance on day one from their physician allowing them to physically participate in the Physical Conditioning and Defensive Tactics and Restraint Techniques segments of the course.
*Employing agencies may provide a letter certifying the employee’s fitness ability in lieu of a physician’s clearance.*

In addition, students are required to sign a waiver on the first day of the Academy.

Each student must provide two color passport photos taken while wearing a white crew neck t-shirt. When the photograph is taken, hair must not extend below nor touch the collar line and must not touch the ears. Facial hair beyond a well-trimmed mustache is not permitted. Additional recruit grooming standards are stated in the Procedure Manual, to be distributed on day one of the Academy.

All students in this course are required to be in uniform.  Agency-sponsored trainees will wear Class A uniform, including long sleeve shirt, polyester or wool pant (Ike jacket not required), duty belt, and meet all other agency uniform requirements.

Non-sponsored trainees must purchase uniform as follows:
1.  Tan uniform shirt (long sleeve only) with training center patch on left shoulder (Brand: Tact Squad/Item # 8003ST).
2.  Sheriff Green uniform pant (Brand: 5.11 Tactical PDU/Men’s item # 74388-890 • Women’s item #64304-890).
3.  Forestry green clip-on tie (Item #289) and tie bar.
4.  Brass Name Tag, one-line (last name).
5.  Black leather belt, black socks, and black boots (polished to a high shine).  

For physical training, all students will wear navy blue sweat gear (t-shirt, shorts, sweat shirt and pants available at Santa Rosa Uniform and Career Apparel). T-shirt brand is Paragon #200 with Training Center logo silk-screened 4"x 4" gold on left chest and last name applied in white 2" letters front and back.  Shorts brand is Sport Tek #T560, color navy.  Athletic shoes and white sweat socks are required.  Please also bring two towels and water bottle(s).  Black bike shorts to wear underneath Sport Tek shorts are strongly suggested.

Each student must arrive on the first day of class in uniform and have navy blue physical training gear available.

            Santa Rosa Uniform and Career Apparel, Inc.                
            1005 W. College Ave.                 707-545-3766                Hours: M-F 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm            
            Santa Rosa, CA 95403                800-223-8550                Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm