Local Corrections Officer Training at Northern Michigan University
Job opportunities for correctional officers are expected to grow through the year 2018. More prisons and jails are being built to house the rising numbers of criminals. Employment opportunities for corrections officers will continue to increase to fill new jobs, as well as to replace officers who retire or leave their jobs for other reasons. Corrections officers are rarely laid off, because security must be maintained in correctional institutions at all times. Area sheriff departments prefer hiring candidates who have completed the certification process.
A 160-hour program designed to prepare individuals for employment as local corrections officers (minimum qualifications) through their fulfillment of all the basic training objectives set forth by the Michigan Correctional Officers Training Council (MCOTC). This training is held once a year by the NMU Public Safety Institute and Marquette County Sheriffs Office.