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Correctional Officer Recruit Training (Limited Access Program)


Correctional Officer Recruit Training (Limited Access Program)
Program Information
Vocational Certificate - Code 1150/1050 - Catalog 2012/2013
Sheila Ellison, Assistant Chair, 386-506-4113
Louie Mercer, Director, 386-506-4201
07/23/2012 M - 1189

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes Mission:
It is the mission of the Basic Corrections Officer Recruit Program to provide quality job training for students in this discipline. It is our goal to find opportunities to bring these related disciplines together to train and interact so that emergency response to incidents can be more effective.

Description:
The program is designed for the student who intends to become a correctional officer. Students learn the tasks, duties and responsibilities of a correctional officer. Florida statute requires this certificate of completion for certification as a correctional officer. Job title: Correctional Officer.

This program is certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Examination for Correctional Certification/Employment.

Outcomes:
Graduates of the program will be able to:
1. Identify, analyze, and respond to problem situations involving civil rights, law enforcement and legal issues.
2. Show competence in written and oral communication.
3. Successfully complete State licensure requirements.
4. Integrate knowledge and skills obtained during the academy into their specialized career field.


Note: The length of this program makes it ineligible for federal and state financial aid.

Approximate Additional Costs Program Tuition and Fees: $1,175*
Access Fee: $111 ($7.90 per credit)
Assessment Fee: $30
Lab Fees: $325
Physical Exam: $150 to $250
Textbooks/Equipment/Uniforms:$200
State Exam: $100

*In-state tuition only: out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Additional Admission Requirements - Complete a Criminal Justice Training Center Application for continuing enrollment.

- Completion of the Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) and score a minimum of 75%.

- Completion of the test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) and score a minimum of 10.0 on each section.

- Must attend the Criminal Justice Training Center Orientation.

- Satisfactory results of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement background check.

- Must be able to meet minimum standards for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as set forth in Florida Statute 943.

- Be at least 19 years of age prior to graduation of program.

- Be a citizen of the United States.

- High School Diploma or GED.

- Not have been convicted of any felony, or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement.

- Any person who after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo-contendere to, or is found guilty of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication.

- Never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.

- Be of good moral character.

- Currently possess a valid Driver's License.

- Must be able to pass a physical examination by a licensed physician to include an EKG and drug screen.

- Students will be held accountable for the policy and procedures of the Criminal Justice Training Center Program as outlined in the CJTC student policy/rule book, as well as the college student handbook.

- Students will be required to wear uniforms.

Program Specific Courses
Course Title    
  VOC HRS  
CJK0300 Introduction to Corrections   1.07
CJK0305 CJSTC Communications   1.33
CJK0310 Officer Safety   0.40
CJK0315 Facility and Equipment   0.40
CJK0320 Intake and Release   0.60
CJK0325 Supervising in a Correctional Facility   1.33
CJK0330 Supervising Special Populations   0.67
CJK0335 Responding to Incidents and Emergencies   0.53
CJK0340 Officer Wellness and Physical Abilities   1.00
CJK0051 Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics   2.67
CJK0040 CMS Criminal Justice Firearms   2.67
CJK0031 CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers   1.33

Sample Program of Study
Course Title    
  VOC HRS  
CJK0300 Introduction to Corrections   1.07
CJK0305 CJSTC Communications   1.33
CJK0310 Officer Safety   0.40
CJK0315 Facility and Equipment   0.40
CJK0320 Intake and Release   0.60
CJK0325 Supervising in a Correctional Facility   1.33
CJK0330 Supervising Special Populations   0.67
CJK0335 Responding to Incidents and Emergencies   0.53
CJK0340 Officer Wellness and Physical Abilities   1.00
CJK0051 Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics   2.67
CJK0040 CMS Criminal Justice Firearms   2.67
CJK0031 CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers   1.33
   
TOTAL  VOC. CRS.   14.00
TOTAL  CONTACT HRS.   420.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.


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