Correction Officer (6000 hours) apprenticeship

Description of an apprenticeship as a Correction Officer (6000 hours)

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Correction Officer (6000 hours) apprenticeship

DOT code: 372.667-018

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Guards inmates in penal institution in accordance with established policies, regulations, and procedures: Observes conduct and behavior of inmates to prevent disturbances and escapes. Inspects locks, window bars, grills, doors, and gates for tampering. Searches inmates and cells for contraband articles. Guards and directs inmates during work assignments. Patrols assigned areas for evidence of forbidden activities, infraction of rules, and unsatisfactory attitude or adjustment of prisoners. Reports observations to superior. Employs weapons or force to maintain discipline and order among prisoners, if necessary. May escort inmates to and from visiting room, medical office, and religious services. May guard entrance of jail to screen visitors. May prepare written report concerning incidences of inmate disturbances or injuries.

Work process schedule

Task Hours
A. Supervision of inmates 1250
B. Maintaining security and discipline 1680
C. Introduction to duties and functions of the Correctional Officer 700
D. Orientation and training in the correctional institution programs 350
E. Classification and special handling of unusual inmates 150
F. Drug-abuse awareness and substance-abuse awareness 220
G. Human relations 200
H. Other specific areas of training 750
I. Pre-assignment 80
J. Massachusetts Criminal Justice Academy 620
(Every 2,000 hours = one year) total hours: 6000

Related technical instruction

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires 150 hours each year of related technical instruction which must be mastered by the apprentice in order to successfully complete the program. For further information, please call the Division of Apprentice Standards at (617) 626-5409.

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