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National College Credit Recommendation Service

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Active Courses - Instructor Training

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
New York State Department of Correctional Services Training Academy, 1134 New Scotland Road, Albany, NY.
Length:

Version 1: 60 hours (2 weeks). Version 2 and 3: 80 hours (2 weeks).

Dates:

Version 1: September 1986 - October 1994. Version 2: November 1994 - June 2015. Version 3: July 2015 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1, 2 and 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: contribute to the development of a needs assessment and task analysis; develop complete performance objectives; select instructional strategies that relate directly to performance objectives; demonstrate a variety of instructional delivery strategies; produce and use original training aids effectively; and design test items in a variety of formats that measure performance objectives appropriately.

Instruction:

Versions 1, 2 and 3: Major topics include: legal aspects of training; needs assessment; task analysis; developing performance objectives; instructional strategies; designing instructional delivery strategies; production and use of training aids; instructional evaluation; test item design in a variety of formats; link between test items and performance objectives; group discussion techniques; applying the basics of group discussion to specific techniques; using lecture and demonstration as teaching strategies. Students submit two well-organized lesson plans and present the courses to their peers and instructors using research materials, models, handouts, and other illustrative materials during a five and ten-minute presentations on subjects not related to the field. Students also present a fifty-minute lesson plan on a corrections-related topic utilizing various training aids. Presentations are recorded by video camera to aid in feedback and evaluation.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Criminal Justice Education OR in the graduate degree category, 1 semester hour in Criminal Justice Education (10/89). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours as Educational Methods in Education or as an elective in Criminal Justice, or in the graduate degree category, 1 semester hour in Education (12/98) (7/05 revalidation) (11/10 revalidation). Version 3:  In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours as Educational Methods in Education or as an elective in Criminal Justice (7/15 revalidation).

Location:
New York State Department of Correctional Services Training Academy, 1134 New Scotland Road, Albany, NY.
Length:
80 hours (2 weeks).
Dates:
December 1993 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to deliver instruction in the specialized area of chemical agents.

Instruction:

This course builds on the Train-The-Trainer course. Participants develop individual lesson plans and evaluation materials and deliver presentations on the specialized content. Major topics include: discussion of modern chemical agents and their effects; methods of dispersion; toxicity; decontamination procedures; departmental guidelines for their use; and demonstration of the physiological effects of certain chemical agents.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours as an applied professional course in Criminal Justice (12/98) (7/05 revalidation) (11/10 revalidation) (7/15 revalidation).

Location:
New York State Department of Correctional Services Training Academy, 1134 New Scotland Road, Albany, NY.
Length:
120 hours (3 weeks).
Dates:
December 1993 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to deliver instruction in the specialized area of firearms.

Instruction:

This course builds on the Train-The-Trainer course. Participants develop individual lesson plans and evaluation materials and deliver presentations on the specialized content. Major topics include: range safety rules and regulations; specific terminology associated with various weapons; and target scoring shooter analyses.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours as an applied professional course in Criminal Justice (12/98) (7/05 revalidation) (11/10 revalidation) (7/15 revalidation).

Location:
New York State Department of Correctional Services Training Academy, 1134 New Scotland Road, Albany, NY.
Length:
120 hours (3 weeks).
Dates:
December 1993 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to deliver instruction in the specialized area of unarmed defensive tactics.

Instruction:

This course builds on the Train-The-Trainer course. Participants develop individual lesson plans and evaluation materials and deliver presentations on the specialized content. Major topics include: overview of physical training; pressure points; come-alongs; tactical handcuffing; and various frontal and rear escape techniques.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours as an applied professional course in Criminal Justice (12/98) (7/05 revalidation) (11/10 revalidation) (7/15 revalidation).

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