COD Course Code: BPOT-010 (16.0 Units​)

  • Minimum age to enter the BPOT Academy is 18

  • Must be an admitted and registered College of the Desert student

  • Be free of any felony convictions or legal mandates that restrict or prohibit employment as a Basic Corrections Officer

  • All prospective students are required to attend the BCOT Information Session

  • Possess a valid California driver’s license

  • Students should be in great physical condition

  • Self-sponsored students must set up an appointment with Basic Corrections Staff and the PSA Director or Staff (preferably before enrolling)