Corrections Academy Will Start Alongside SUNY Canton Summer Sessions


SUNY Canton’s Corrections Academy is now accepting applications for its two upcoming summer classes.

Corrections Academy Badge

The academy classes will be held beginning June 1 and July 12 in Dana Hall, corresponding with the college’s Summer Sessions.

The college is continuing an agreement with the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, and the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services to offer the valuable training. It is open to individuals who have been hired by county agencies, as well as all SUNY students who meet the eligibility guidelines. Academy coursework can be taken for college credit.

More than a dozen cadets, including students, are registered to attend. Its classes will be among the first held in the recently renovated Dana Hall building. The spacious new classrooms will allow for required distancing between students and a safe learning environment for the in-person trainings. Housing options are available at Kennedy Hall.

The curriculum incorporates a combination of traditional lectures and hands-on training. Cadets learn defensive tactics, hostage-survival techniques, first aid, crime scene preservation, effective communication strategies, and other safety procedures.

Rodney Votra addresses guests at the Corrections Academy graduation

The Corrections Academy is run through the college’s new Center for Criminal Justice Intelligence and Cybersecurity which ties in all of the college’s related programming to create an immersive experience for students interested in a multi-faceted approach to their education.

For more information, or to apply, visit the SUNY Canton Corrections Academy webpage.

About SUNY Canton

As Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs, SUNY Canton delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, management, and healthcare fields. It is home to the Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY's leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 23 online degree programs. The SUNY Canton Kangaroos 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also features varsity esports and cheerleading.