Safety and Public Service
Correctional Officer (5710)
Vocational Certificate Program
This program is designed specifically for entry-level job training for correctional officers to give students a basic understanding of the duties and responsibilities of the line correctional officer. In addition, it is designed to give the students an overview of the other related fields within the criminal justice system. Specific areas in which students will receive instruction include operational procedures, legal aspects of corrections, supervisory practices and related technical skills. NOTE: Basic skills may be required.
NOTE: Some of the correctional
officer courses offered are restricted to individuals sponsored by law
enforcement agencies, while others are FCCJ-sponsored and require students
to take and pass the following: TABE test at 10.0 level, driving history,
physical agility testing, drug screening, health physical, medical examination,
polygraph, background investigations and oral interview. Students must
also be 19 years of age, have a valid drivers license, be an American
citizen and be sponsored by an agency or FCCJ.
*Students who have satisfactory
test scores are not required to take these courses.