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About the STC Core Training Program

The BSCC has identified six courses designed to provide the core knowledge and skills needed to be successful at the beginning of a worker’s career through entry-level, supervisor, and manager/administrator positions. These courses are referred to as “core” courses.

Core training consists of entry-level or basic training for newly appointed entry-level, supervisory, and management corrections staff employed in local jails and probation departments. Core course training is directly linked to a job performed by corrections staff and although standards allow up to one year to complete a core course, participating agencies are encouraged to have eligible staff complete training before an actual work assignment.

The entry-level core courses contain subject matter that directly relates to the performance of job tasks as established through job analysis. Core courses consist of modules that are specific in content and time allocated to the training subjects. The subjects taught in each module are critical to being able to perform job tasks.

One of the selection standards for line staff in moving from entry-level to journey-level status is the successful completion of core training.

To locate training dates and times for the core courses, please refer to our STC Course Catalog and Calendar on-line or use the Core Course Schedule (updated 7.24.14).

The six courses designed to provide the core knowledge and skills are:

• Adult Corrections Officer Core Course -176 hours of instructions

In addition to First Aid and CPR as required by Emergency Management Services, the Adult Corrections Officer Core Course consists of a minimum of 176 hours of instruction in specific performance/instructional objectives. Entry-level staff must successfully complete these course objectives by showing a satisfactory level of proficiency on relevant achievement tests. This training shall be completed in the first year of job assignment as an Adult Corrections Officer.

Trainees who have successfully completed CPR and First Aid, and are currently certified, do not need to repeat these subjects.

Adult Corrections Officer Core manual
Adult Corrections Officer Knowledge and Skills Maps
Adult Corrections Officer Physical Tasks Manual

* Adult Corrections Officer Supplemental Core Course - 56 hours of instruction

The Adult Corrections Officer Supplemental Core Course consists of a minimum of 56 hours of instruction in specific performance instructional objectives. It is designed for the adult corrections officer who has previously completed the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Basic Academy Course. Entry-level staff must successfully complete these course objectives by showing a satisfactory level of proficiency on relevant achievement tests. This training shall be completed within the first year of job assignment as an adult corrections officer.

*Refer to the Adult Corrections Officer Core manual for minimum standards and course requirements.

• Juvenile Corrections Officer Core Course -160 hours of instruction

In addition to First Aid and CPR as required by Emergency Management Services, the Juvenile Corrections Officer Core Course consists of a minimum of 160 hours of instruction in specific performance/instructional objectives. Entry-level staff must successfully complete these course objectives by showing a satisfactory level of proficiency on relevant achievement tests. This training shall be completed in the first year of job assignment as a juvenile corrections officer.

Trainees who have successfully completed CPR and First Aid, and are currently certified, do not need to repeat these subjects.

Juvenile Corrections Core Manual
Juvenile Corrections Officer Knowledge and Skills Maps
Juvenile Corrections Officer Physical Tasks Manual

• Probation Officer Core Course – 196 hours of instruction

In addition CPR as required by Emergency Medical Services, the Probation Officer Core Course consists of a minimum of 196 hours of instruction in specific performance/instructional objectives. Entry-level staff must successfully complete these course objectives by showing a satisfactory level of proficiency on relevant achievement tests. This training shall be completed in the first year of job assignment as a probation officer.

Probation Officer Core Manual

*Supervisor Core Course –80 hours of instruction

The Supervisor Core Course consists of a minimum of *80 hours of instruction to be completed during the first year of assignment as a supervisor in a jail/adult institution, juvenile institution, or probation department.

*Satisfactory completion of the POST-certified "Supervisory Training Course" satisfies STC’s core training requirement for supervisors.

View the Supervisor core course curriculum

*Manager and Administrator core course -80 hours of instruction

The Manager and Administrator Core Course consists of a minimum of *80 hours of instruction to be completed during the first year of assignment as a manager or administrator.

*The POST-certified Management Training Course or the Executive Development Course may be substituted for this core course.

View the Manager/Administrator core course curriculum

For Training providers who wish to certify and deliver core training, review of and adherence to an additional publication is required:

Handbook for Presenting Core Courses

Resources & STC offered training for Core Training Managers/Coordinators/Instructors

Core Coordinator Regional Meetings
Core Instructor Development Course
Testing in Core Courses-workbook
Core Lesson Plan Development

Contacts:

STC Core Field Representatives:

(Southern Region) John Prince - (916) 322-1145 or John.Prince@bscc.ca.gov,
(Central Region) Mary Wakefield -(916) 324-9423 or Mary.Wakefield@bscc.ca.gov
(Northern Region/Private Providers) -Laurel Alvarez-DaGrace - (916) 445-4330 or Laurel.Alvarez-DaGrace@bscc.ca.gov.

Standards and Training for Corrections

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