Correctional Science

The Correctional Science Certificate and Associate in Science Degree are formulated to prepare students for a thriving, sustainable career as empathetic professional correctional officers, jailers, detention officers, probation officers and parole agents.  The San Joaquin Delta College Correctional Science program will prepare you for immediate employment or transfer to a four-year college or university.  Our program is fully online and available to those pursuing entry level positions as well as those persons already employed in the correctional field seeking career and pay advancement.  All of our courses are instructed by a student-focused faculty that possess advanced education preparation and lived experience in the field.  An unbeatable combination.

Welcome aboard


Correctional Science Advisory Board
David Terry
Professor / Correctional Science Chair SJDC
(209) 954-5151, ext: 5559
Kelly C. Clayton
Supervising Case Manager GEO Group
Robert Mosquada
Executive Director for Aegis/Pinnacle Treatment Centers
Dr. John Rosa
Federal Bureau of Prison Affirmative Employment Manager
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US Federal Probation Officer
Shannon Yarber
CDCR State Parole Officer
Tim Thomas
Adjunct Professor Stanislaus State (Corrections)
Ron Carter
SJDC Police Academy Instructor / SJ Public Defender Investigator (Corrections)
Tony Knapp
San Joaquin County Sheriff (Records and Training)
Luis Duran
San Joaquin County Probation Officer
Danny Royster
CDCR Recruitment Analyst
Jon Sams
CDCR Correctional Sergeant
Friends and Alumni of the Program
Deborah Johnson
Retired Warden with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
Gloria Alcantara
Program Manager at the Stockton Day Reporting Center, GEO Reentry Services in French Camp, CA

Certificate and Degree Options 



For certificate and degree requirements, please visit the College Catalog.


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