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
Shana Brucia
Retired Lodi PD Detective / Chair
Robert Mosquada
Women’s Center Youth and Family Services Outreach Program Manager
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)
Candi Allen
CDCR Background Investigator
Tony Knapp
San Joaquin County Sheriff (Records and Training)
Luis Duran
San Joaquin County Probation Officer

Certificate and Degree Options 



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


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