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How many college credits is it worth?
The most current University review identified up to 45 credit(s) in course equivalencies at Thomas Edison State University for successfully completing the New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC) training. A student's credit eligibility is determined according to the submission of appropriate documentation as well as the documented date of successful training completion. If you completed your training outside the effective dates listed in the following table, check the notes below the table for any reference to an earlier University review.
The training components have been divided into the following courses:
(TIP: Hover over each column heading for a description)
|NJDOC Basic Course for Corrections Officers (Apprenticeship)||Credits||TESU Course
|Effective Dates||For Staff Use|
|Functional Area 1 - Professional Development||3||CAR-102||04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018||AOJ.NJCORR|
|Functional Area 3 - Human Relations||3||PSY-260||04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018||AOJ.NJCORR|
|Functional Area 6 - Communications||1||AOJ-115||04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018||AOJ.NJCORR|
|Functional Area 8 - Emergency Medical Care||1||EMT-111||04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018||AOJ.NJCORR|
|Functional Area 9 - Weaponry and Unarmed Defense||4||AOJ-180||04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018||AOJ.NJCORR|
|Functional Area 10 - Correctional Security Concepts||3||AOJ-111||04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018||AOJ.NJCORR|
|Functional Area 2 - Criminal Justice System; Functional Area 4 - Law; Functional Area 11 - Investigations||3||AOJ-102||04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018||AOJ.NJCORR|
|Functional Area 2 - Criminal Justice System Function Area 5 - Legal Aspects of Arrest Functional Area 11 - Investigations||2||AOJ-142||04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018||AOJ.NJCORR|
|Functional Area 12 - Physical Conditioning||2||AOJ-158||04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018||AOJ.NJCORR|
|Functional Area 13 - Agency Training||3||AOJ-273||04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018||AOJ.NJCORR|
|NJDOC Instructor Training Course||Credits||TESU Course
|Effective Dates||For Staff Use|
|American Heart Association Heart Saver First Aid Course||1||HEA-104||04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018||AOJ.HEART|
|Counter-Terrorism Training - Train the Trainer Course||3||HLS-200||04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018||AOJ.TERROR|
|Defensive Tactics and Baton Instructor's Course||3||AOJ-114||04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018||AOJ.DEFENS|
|Firearms Instructor's Course||3||AOJ-180||04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018||AOJ.FRARMS|
|Interpersonal Communications Instructor's Course||2||EDU-101||04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018||AOJ.INTCOM|
|Methods of Instruction Course||3||EDU-104||04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018||AOJ.INSTR|
|Both NJSA 2C and Arrest, Search & Seizure- Train the Trainer Course and Perimeter Security Officer - Train the Trainer Course||3||AOJ-251||04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018||AOJ.ARREST|
|Physical Conditioning Instructor's Course||2||AOJ-158||04/01/2010 - 06/30/2018||AOJ.PHYSCL|
*If you completed your training before April 2010 you may still be eligible for credit based on a review from the American Council on Education's CREDIT program. Refer to https://www2.acenet.edu/credit/?fuseaction=transcripts.main for further information.
Note: Students may apply these APR credits at Thomas Edison State University to any part of a degree program, including the area of study, as long as they are appropriate and do not exceed the limitation of transferable credits from any one source. Degree programs related to your APR credits are listed next under “What can I study?”
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The State of New Jersey, Department of Corrections issues a certificate of completion to the apprentice trainee upon graduation and to instructors at the end of each course. A notarized copy of each certificate of completion will be accepted as official documentation. Students should download and submit this cover sheet along with the notarized documentation.
Can I transfer APR credit to another institution? top of page
If you are seeking to transfer the APR credits to another college, the decision whether or not to accept these credits in transfer rests with that college. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the receiving institution's academic policy will allow transfer of each credit. Thomas Edison State University offers a non-degree service called Individual Learning Account that may be helpful.
If you would like to request a copy of the APR report for a particular organization or credential, please email your request to email@example.com and include the following: