Adult Corrections Academy

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Are you ready to seize an incredible career opportunity that could transform your life? Picture yourself working in the field of corrections with an impressive starting monthly salary ranging from $5,682.71 to $6,791.42, an enticing $15,000.00 signing bonus, and the promise of a secure retirement with comprehensive medical benefits. This outstanding opportunity is within your reach when you embark on a rewarding career journey as a Detentions Deputy with the esteemed Kern County Sheriff's Department.

The Adult Corrections Academy is not a degree program. The academy is a program operated by Bakersfield College, and the graduates receive The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSC) certificate.

What is the Adult Corrections Academy?

prison gaurd escorting prisonerIn partnership with the Kern County Sheriff's Office, we have painstakingly developed a comprehensive 210-hour adult corrections academy program that meticulously aligns with the stringent standards established by the Board of State and Community Corrections. This academy is uniquely designed to impart the essential training required for entry-level detentions deputies/correctional officers, as well as individuals aspiring to secure employment in private jails or county/city jails across the diverse landscape of California.

Minimum BC Academy Qualifications

  • Be a minimum of 18 years old (with no maximum age limit)
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED (Please note: While not mandatory for the academy, one of these qualifications is necessary when applying for an agency.)
  • Exhibit basic-level physical fitness (Rest assured, it's a fundamental fitness level, and our dedicated professional staff will guide and support you throughout the process.)

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office, along with many other agencies throughout the state, hires detentions deputies/correctional officers starting at the age of 18, with no maximum age limit. To explore the exciting career prospects within KCSO and their Detentions Deputy job recruitment details, visit KCSO Detentions Deputy Recruitment.

Is the Adult Corrections Academy Right for Me?

prison guard locking jail doorAt Bakersfield College, we are committed to ensuring that this pivotal career step is within your grasp. Our academy offers the same certification recognized by the State, empowering you to apply for positions in any city, county, or private jail facility across the diverse regions of California.

All academy sessions will be scheduled during different dates and times each semester. Classes will be conducted at the Kern County Sheriff's Office Regional Training Facility, conveniently situated at 962 Norris Rd, Bakersfield, CA, 93308. The academy classes will take place from Tuesday to Friday, starting at 7:00 AM and concluding at 5:30 PM, except for the Thanksgiving Holiday week. Rest assured, a detailed class schedule will be thoughtfully provided to all students attending the academy.

This five-week and one-day academy has the transformative potential to reshape your life and create positive ripples in the lives of your loved ones. For those who qualify, financial aid and other forms of assistance are readily available. To address any questions or concerns you may have, please contact Todd Dearmore:

This is your chance to embark on a fulfilling and rewarding career path with the esteemed Kern County Sheriff's Department or other law enforcement agencies throughout the State of California. Don't let this life-changing opportunity slip through your fingers. We eagerly anticipate guiding you through the crucial first steps toward becoming a detentions deputy/correctional officer.

Interested in Registering? Let us help.

Contact a Counselor

If you are interested in registering for this academy, please reach out to our dedicated Educational Advisor, Dominica Rivera-Dominguez at

Eager to Attend A Meeting?

If you want to explore this exceptional opportunity and learn about tuition and uniform costs along with other important information, call Todd Dearmore (661) 395-4163.
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