Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus
156 College Road, Soldotna, AK 99669, (907) 262-0330, (877) 262-0330 (toll-free)
Kachemak Bay Campus, (907) 235-7743, (877) 262-0330 (toll free to Kenai River Campus and ask to be transferred to Kachemak Bay Campus)
Corrections professionals play important roles in public safety and criminal justice. Correctional officers provide security and confinement for the nation’s criminal offenders. Probation/parole officers conduct case management and assist in the movement of prisoners, direct individuals to rehabilitation programs and apprehend violators when public safety is in jeopardy. Criminal justice technicians assist institutional and field officers in a variety of duties within the Department of Corrections (DOC). With experience, criminal justice technicians may transition to officer positions. These positions lead to secure, rewarding positions with excellent benefits and retirement.
The KPC corrections certificate programs provide the academic background required for success in entry-level corrections positions. Instruction includes criminal and restorative justice systems, courses in oral and written communication, and an introduction to theories of criminal behavior. The programs are appropriate for sworn (those with statutory power of arrest or those who are honorably retired law enforcement officers) and non-sworn personnel (law enforcement personnel without powers to arrest or carry firearms). They prepare new applicants for entry-level positions in corrections and provide occupational training for current DOC employees. Graduates will be competitive with non-Alaskans for corrections jobs within Alaska and in other states. These corrections certificate programs have been developed in active collaboration and partnership with the DOC.
The following programs are available:
- Occupational Endorsement Certificate, Corrections
- Undergraduate Certificate, Corrections