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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision | Evaluated Learning Experience



Approximately 30 hours (7 weeks).

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

Version 1: December 1993 - June 2015. Version 2: July 2015 - Present

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: write clear, effective, and accurate memoranda, reports, and forms; adopt effective communication skills, including body positioning, observation, and listening; and use appropriate decision-making techniques.


Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: uses of departmental forms; taking field notes; accurate report writing; memoranda; misbehavior reports; various referral forms; interpersonal communications, including body positioning, posture, observation, and listening; extensive use of practice and role play situations regarding interpersonal communications; supervisory attitudes when applied to inmate situations; and decision making techniques.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours as Communications in a Criminal Justice or liberal arts curriculum (12/98) (7/05 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour as Communications in a Criminal Justice or liberal arts curriculum (7/15 revalidation) (7/21 revalidation). NOTE: The Recruit Training Program is comprised of 280 hours of instruction over 7 weeks (320 hours over 8 weeks since January 2004) and 160 hours of supervised on-the-job orientation over an additional 4 weeks (120 hours over 3 weeks since January 2004). Nine areas represent the academic and practical components of the curriculum that carry college credit recommendations. The hours listed for each area are approximate and may vary somewhat depending upon the needs of each class. The content covered and learning objectives achieved are similar with each administration. Recruits must complete the entire 11 week program and the required probationary work period to qualify for the credit recommendations.