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Detention Officer Training Academy

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Corrections. 430102

Description

Course Objectives:  Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in corrections that will prepare them for an entry-level position within the field.


Description: This program is an introduction to correctional operations: ethics and professionalism, communication, custody and control, conflict and crisis management, problem solving, officer integrity, hostage survival, riot control measures, defensive tactics, CPR/AED for first responders, medical and mental health issues, and field experience. Applicants must meet program acceptance requirements


Competencies to be achieved:


DET 160 Detention Officer Training Academy 1: Introduction to correctional operations as well as an overview of ethics and professionalism, communication, custody and control, conflict and crisis management, and medical and mental health issues. (10 credits)


DET 260 Detention Officer Training Academy 2: Academy 2 provides correctional operations training in ethics and professionalism, problem solving, officer integrity, hostage survival, riot control measures, defensive tactics, CPR/AED for first responders, and field experience. (6 credits)


B. Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):


Yuma County: $ 4269.00


Arizona State, Outside Yuma County: $8769.00


Tuition and fees are effective summer 2024



  • Tuition: $1552.00

  • DET 160 Fee: $2125.00

  • Fee includes: uniforms, books, lab supplies, training supplies, program fee

  • DET 260 Fee: $500.00

  • Bus Pass: $12.00 ($6 per semester, Fall/Spring only)

  • Technology Fee: $80.00 ($5 per credit hour)



  • **Room and Board for out of county residents ONLY: $4500.00


C. Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition)



  • Arizona Criminal and Traffic Law Manual (most recent version, ISBN changes yearly)

  • American Heart CPR BLS Manual (most recent version, current ISBN: 9781616694104)


 D. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition)


Current History and Physical Exam


Current Drug Screen Fingerprint Clearance Card Personal History Statement


 E. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:


Name: Alfonso Zavala


Email: alfonso.zavala@azwestern.edu


Phone number: 928-317-7591


F. Direct Website link to the program:https://www.azwestern.edu/sites/default/files/documents/degrees-and-certificates/occupational-certificate/Detention%2520Officer%2520Training.pdf 


G.  Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation:



  • Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: Arizona POST R13-4-105. Minimum Qualifications for Appointment

  • Except as provided in subsection (C) or (D), a person shall meet the following minimum qualifications before being appointed to or attending an academy:



  • Be a United States citizen;



  • Be at least 18 years of age; except that a person may attend an academy if the person will be 18 before graduating;



  • Be a high school graduate or have successfully completed a General Education Development (G.E.D.) examination;



  • Undergo a medical examination that meets the standards within one year before appointment. An agency may make a conditional offer of appointment before the medical examination. If the medical examination is conducted more than 180 days before appointment, the person shall submit a written statement indicating that the person's medical condition has not changed since the examination;

  • Not have been convicted of a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Arizona;

  • Not have been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces;

  • Not have illegally sold, produced, cultivated, or transported for sale marijuana;

  • Not have illegally used marijuana for any purpose within the past three years;

  • Not have ever illegally used marijuana other than for experimentation;

  • Not have ever illegally used marijuana while employed or appointed as a peace officer;

  • Not have illegally sold, produced, cultivated, or transported for sale a dangerous drug or narcotic;

  • Not have illegally used a dangerous drug or narcotic, other than marijuana, for any purpose within the past seven years;

  • Not have ever illegally used a dangerous drug or narcotic other than for experimentation;

  • Not have ever illegally used a dangerous drug or narcotic while employed or appointed as a peace officer;

  • Not have a pattern of abuse of prescription medication;

  • Undergo a polygraph examination

  • Not have been convicted of or adjudged to have violated traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles with a frequency within the past three years that indicates a disrespect for traffic laws or a disregard for the safety of other persons on the highway;

  • The illegal use of marijuana, or a dangerous drug or narcotic is presumed to be not for experimentation if:

  • The use of marijuana exceeds a total of 20 times or exceeds five times since the age of 21 years; or

  • The use of any dangerous drug or narcotic, other than marijuana, in any combination exceeds a total of five times, or exceeds one time since the age of 21 years.


Minimum Qualifications for Appointment: listed on full-length version of Synopsis


H. Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website): https://www.azwestern.edu/paying-for-college


 


I. Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)



  • Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)


Yes or No:  No


Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization:  N/A


 



  • Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)


Yes or No: Yes


Career Pathway: Associate of Arts, Advanced Detention Officer Training Academy Certificate


 



  • Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)


 Yes or No (Explain): Yes, graduates will be trained as Detention Officers and may be hired by any of the 141 law enforcement agencies in Arizona.


 


Accredited Curriculum:  (This is referring to the course being accredited,  not the test or school)


Yes or No: Yes


 Accrediting Agency and link to website: Higher Learning Commission, https://www.hlcommission.org/


 


Credential Attainment Rate:  Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program. 15/16 94% (includes May 22-December 22)

Details

Program Length (Weeks)

8

Hours

16

Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent

School

Arizona Western College

WIOA Approved Program

Yes

Training Location(s)

2020 S. Ave 8E, Yuma, Arizona

Local WIB

9 - ARIZONA@WORK - Yuma County

Name of Credential

Detention Officer Training Academy - Certificate

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Pell Grant

Refund Policy

https://www.azwestern.edu/paying-for-college

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Higher Learning Commission

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?

Yes

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?

No

Cost Items

In-State/District Tuition

$1,552.00

Other Fees

$92.00 bus fee, $6 per semester, Fall/Spring only; technology fee $5 per credit hour

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$6,052.00 Tuition plus $4500 room and board for out of county residents ONLY

Registration Fee

$2,625.00 includes uniforms, books, lab supplies, training supplies, program fee

Total In-State Program Cost

$4,269.00

Total Out-of-State Program Cost

$8,769.00

Demand Occupation(s)

33-3012.00Correctional Officers and Jailers
$17.57 per hour
Required Certification: Detention Officer Training Academy Certificate
33-3012.00Correctional Officers and Jailers
$17.63 per hour
Required Certification: Detention Officer Training Academy Certificate

Provider Status

Approved

Address

2020 S. Ave 8E, Yuma, Arizona 85365

Phone Number

(928) 317-6339

Fax Number

(928) 317-6048

Web Address

https://www.azwestern.edu/sites/default/files/documents/degrees-and-certificates/occupational-certificate/Detention%2520Officer%2520Training.pdf

Last Updated

Mar 27, 2024

Created

Jan 03, 2022

Renewal

Mar 07, 2025

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