Central Texas College (CTC) recently held a ceremony for its first class of graduates in the newly-licensed Basic County Corrections Course. This marks the first students to complete the course since CTC re-obtained its Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Academy license.
During the past three weeks, 14 cadets studied various areas of the corrections field in order to obtain their jailer certification through the state. The basic corrections course offers the cadets instruction on the care, custody and control of jail inmates, legal issues, gender and cultural diversity and stress management techniques in a local correctional environment. Defensive tactics and liability issues in the corrections field were also taught. The cadets received 108 hours of TCOLE instruction and 112 hours of continuing education from CTC.
The graduates were Christie Carter, Sergio Collazo, Christopher Domont, Christopher Ellis, Michael Fulk, Kevin Grieve, Brian Grisham, Karl Haney, Ceara Jones, Rodney LeRue, Bobby Osburn, Bobby Reed, Lorie Walter and Jessica Wegner.
Upon completion of the course, the recent graduates were qualified to take the certification exam and as of March 17, all 14 have passed the exam.
With its license, CTC will also offer a basic telecommunications academy for dispatchers in addition to the basic corrections course. CTC plans to offer the basic peace officer training in the fall 2014 semester.