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Florida Community College programs of study

Workforce Certificate

Crossover from Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer (5676)

This program provides the training needed for corrections officers to transition to law enforcement officers by providing the basic knowledge and understanding required to satisfactorily perform the duties and responsibilities of the police patrol person.

Average Salary: $30,000

Certification and Licensing
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take the state exam.


  • The program is limited to Florida certified corrections officers and a valid driver’s license is required.
  • In addition to the Florida Community College application form, students must also complete a Criminal Justice application.


Professional Courses
CJD 0723 Vehicle Operations (32/1)
CJD 0730 Law Enforcement Legal III (32/1)
CJD 0731 Law Enforcement Patrol (64/2)
CJD 0732 Law Enforcement Traffic (46/1.5)
CJD 0734 Law Enforcement Investigations (64/2)
CJD 0781 Cross-Over Correctional (48/1.5)

Total Credit Hours: 286 contact hours/9 workforce credits

Estimated tuition is $500 (for Florida residents as of 7/04).


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