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2000-2001 Catalog

Public 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.

At the discretion of the director of the Public Services Program a waiver of prerequisites for this course may be obtained at the request of an agency or based upon the classes needed of an
out-of-state officer entering into the Florida certification program.

Professional Courses
Course Number and Title
Contact Hours
*VPI 0100 Reading Skills
*VPI 0200 Mathematical Skills
*VPI 0300 Language Skills
CJD 0254 Medical First Responder 
CJD 0704 Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics 
CJD 0705 Criminal Justice Weapons 
CJD 0770 Criminal Justice Legal I/Correctional Officer 
CJD 0771 Criminal Justice Legal II/Correctional Officer 
CJD 0772 Criminal Justice Communications/Correctional Officer 
CJD 0773 Criminal Justice Interpersonal Skills I/Correctional Officer 
CJD 0741 Emergency Preparedness 
CJD 0750 Interpersonal Skills II 
CJD 0752 Correctional Operations 

*Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take these courses.

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