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Basic Corrections Course Information


The Basic Corrections Course (BCC) program is offered to all Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities as a standardized process to implement the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) certified BCC in compliance with ORS 181.610 to 181.712 and OAR 259-008-0025. This comprehensive program prepares Correctional Officers to perform their duties within the context of the mission, vision, values and goals of the department. During their first year of employment, Correctional Officers will receive consistent, systematic on-the-job field training and coaching, classroom instruction, force skills, and online training in the basic knowledge and skills necessary for success.

The BCC is a yearlong program incorporating classroom training, online courses, health and fitness classes, force skills training and a comprehensive Field Training Evaluation Program (FTEP). The program is certified by DPSST and portable to other correctional agencies in Oregon. The content of the program is not altered at the institution level. 


Online classes are taken through a web-based training program called iLearnOregon. iLearnOregon is the Oregon Department of Corrections learning management system (LMS). DOC has moved to a blended training approach and this LMS allows us to register and track all training you participate in, whether it is DOC classroom, vendor sponsored, or online. iLearnOregon also serves as a tool to store training documents for easy use at meetings and musters and to link you to online courses you can take on demand.

BCC Program Content

Week One: Academic Studies and Skills

Oregon Accountability Model (OAM), Correctional Case Management (CCM), CORPAT, Respectful Workplace, Boundaries, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), Basic Interpersonal Communications, Prohibited Inmate Conduct, Basic Defensive Tactics, Blood Borne Pathogens, Communicable Diseases, Employee Wellness and Health & Fitness.

Week Two: Academic Studies and Skills

Basic Security Practices, Supervision of Inmates, CPR/First Aid/AED, Evidence Handling/Crime Scene Preservation, Introduction into Mental Health Issues, Interpersonal Communication (Communicating with Inmates), Suicide Prevention, Legal Issues, Health & Fitness and Security Threat Management (STM).

Week Three: Academic Studies and Skills and Online Classes

Defensive Tactics (Self-Defense/Control/Restraints), Health & Fitness, OC Pepper Spray, Critical Practicum Scenarios, Report Writing, Defensive Tactics (Weapons Retention), Reality Based Training, Firearms Familiarization and online classes: Behavioral Expectations, Emergency Preparedness, Inmate Access to Health Care, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Officer in Court, OSHA, Professional Standards, Extortion, PREA, CCM, DOC400 and Urinalysis.

Week Four: Critical Practicum Scenarios, Online Classes, and Other Training

DOC Policies, Rules & Post-Orders, Defensive Tactics (Ground Defense), Reality Based Training, Critical Practicum Scenarios, Online Training.

Week Five: Critical Practicum Scenarios, Other Training, and Post Assignments

Critical Practicum Scenarios, DOC Policies, Rules & Post-Orders, Online Classes, Minimum Security Correctional Officers are assigned posts.

Week Six: Critical Practicum Scenarios, Other Training, and Post Assignments

DOC Policies, Rules & Post-Orders, Online Classes, Medium and above Security Officers are assigned posts.

Months Two—Seven 

Six (6) Month Review, Online Classes, Health & Fitness, Medical Escort & Restraints, Defensive Tactics (Edged Weapons Defense), Employee Wellness, Interpersonal Communication (Applications), CORPAT, Cell Extraction, Reality Based Training, Emotional Survival, Introduction & Expectations Overview of Weapons and Glock.

Months Eight—Twelve

Field Training Manual, 9 Month Review