Correctional Officer

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Prepare for a career in corrections and serve your community. As a correctional officer student, you will receive practical instruction from current police instructors or experts in the police field. You will graduate with the skills needed for a successful career in the corrections industry.

Technical Certificate

The Correctional Officer certificate equips students with a knowledge and understanding of inmate processing, maintaining order in the jail, and invoking disciplinary measures when necessary.


One year


About $4,498 total in tuition and fees.


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After Nashville State

Career opportunities include State Correctional Officer and Sheriff's Deputy. Talk with Career Services to learn more.


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Campus Availability: Courses for this degree are available at a variety of campus locations and online. To check current course offerings check class schedule.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Law Enforcement program is to present students with the best technical career education possible. The success of our mission is contingent upon constant reinforcement, support, trust and input from the Middle Tennessee Law Enforcement and Corrections Community. 

Achieving Law Enforcement program goals requires the highest standards of honesty, integrity and morality in every action between and with the students and agencies we serve. Within individual areas of instruction, we commit to constantly seeking and achieving the highest level of excellence. 

The Law Enforcement program of Nashville State Community College subscribes to the principle of identifying, developing and meeting the educational and training needs of our students. 

Credit for What You Know

You may be eligible to earn college credit based on the experience you already have. This experience could come from your job, the military, and more.


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Ruth Green

Secretary III

Room C-237C, White Bridge Campus

Karen Stevenson

Dean of School of Business and Professional Studies

Room C-237, White Bridge Campus


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Frank Aiello

Director of Law Enforcement / Corrections

Room 1257, Southeast Campus