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Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science

Criminal Justice Officer Administration (Academy Track)
Corrrectional Officer Track (2339)

This program is for students who seek both an associate in science degree and officer certification. This will prepare you for employment in the criminal justice field upon graduation. You will simultaneously complete requirements for your degree and the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission basic recruit training. Graduates will then be eligible to sit for the state certification exam for corrections officer.

This program is a selective admissions program. Contact the program manager on North Campus at 904.713.4900 concerning admission to the program.

Certification and Licensing
This program prepares graduates to take the state certification exam for correction officer.

Estimated tuition is $4,500 (for Florida residents, as of 7/05).

Career Information Online
Florida Department of Corrections Career Information
Federal Bureau of Prisons Careers
The Corrections Connection


General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
  *Humanities 3
ENC 1102 English Composition II: Writing About Non-Fiction Prose 3
MAC 1105 College Algebra 3
  *Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
  Credit Hours 15


Required Professional Courses
CGS 1060 Introductory Computer Concepts 3
CCJ 1030 Man, Crime and Society 3
CJC 2162 Probation, Pardon and Parole 3
CJC 2400 Treatment Techniques and Practices 3
CCJ 2500 Juvenile Delinquency 3
CJD 2310 Police Supervision 3
CCJ 2488 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
  **Correctional Officer
Academy (5710)
  Credit Hours 49

Total Credit Hours: 64

*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.
**Credits to be awarded to students who have successfully completed the Correctional Officer (5710) certificate program and nine college credits as a degree-seeking student, including CCJ 2488 Ethics in Criminal Justice.


You have two options in this program: the associate in science (A.S.) degree, which can prepare you for employment or transfer to a state university, or the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, which is intended primarily for students who want immediate employment after graduation. If you choose the A.S. degree you must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics. The A.A.S. degree requires MAT 1033 or higher. Please see an advisor to determine the option that is best for you.



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