Correctional Officer

420 HOURS
14 weeks

 

NOT PELL ELIGIBLE
Program # I490205
CIP # 0649.020500

 

 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

This training program will prepare students for employment as Correctional Officers and Jailers. The content includes, but is not limited to, knowledge of codes of ethics; history and evolution of laws; introduction to the criminal justice system; statutory authority of the FDLE Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC); corrections rules, rights, and responsibilities; basic law and legal procedures; correctional operations; investigation knowledge and skills; use of force; defensive tactics; physical fitness; chemical agents, weapons, and firearms skills; controlling, restraining, and arrest techniques; medical first responder techniques; sexually transmitted diseases; emergency preparedness techniques; communica­tions skills; and interpersonal skills.

OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION:

Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.

PRE-REGISTRATION COSTS:

CJBAT Exam $ 33.00

Fingerprinting/Background Check $ 50.25

PROGRAM STRUCTURE:

The following table illustrates the PSAV program structure:

COURSE #

OCP

COURSE DESCRIPTION

HOURS

Resident Tuition Per Term

Non-Resident Tuition Per Term

LAB

Fee

CJK0340

A

 

Officer Wellness and Physical Abilities

30

$84.00

$316.00

 

CJK0051

CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics

80

$222.00

$841.00

 

CJK0300

Introduction to Corrections

32

$89.00

$337.00

 

CJK0305

CJSTC Communications

40

$111.00

$421.00

 

CJK0310

Officer Safety

16

$45.00

$169.00

 

CJK0031

CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers

40

$104.00

$413.00

$29.00

CJK0315

Facility and Equipment

8

$23.00

$85.00

 

CJK0320

Intake and Release

18

$50.00

$190.00

 

CJK0325

Supervising in a Correctional Facility

40

$111.00

$421.00

 

CJK0330

Supervising Special Populations

20

$56.00

$211.00

 

CJK0335

Responding to Incidents and Emergencies

16

$45.00

$169.00

 

CJK0040

CMS Criminal Justice Firearms

80

$207.00

$826.00

$225.00

 

TOTAL

420

$1,401.00

$4,653.00

$254.00

 

School district technical center and community college faculty committee met and agreed to propose that the 420 clock hour program in Correctional Officer (Basic Recruit Program) shall articulate twelve (12) college credit hours to the AAS or AS Degree in Criminal Justice. This agreement does not preclude but encourages the awarding of additional credits by any college through local agreements.

 

Additional Costs:

Resident

Non-Resident

Registration Fee

$10.00

$10.00

Approximate Uniform Expense

$80.00

$80.00

Exam Review

$70.00

$70.00

Approximate Total Program Cost:

$1,600.00

$4,800.00

 

The applicant cannot be convicted of any felony or misdemeanor involving perjury or have received a dishonorable discharge from the military.

 

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Level 2 screening/WCJ; Physical with EKG; FDLE Physical Fitness Assessment; US Citizenship

AGE: 18 years or older at program completion (Students must be 18 > to participate in Firearms course)

DIPLOMA: Standard High School Diploma or Equivalent

CJBAT: PASS

 

Industry Certification: Correctional Officer - $100.00

 

Advisory Salary Range:
$26,000 - $40,000

Florida Panhandle:
$29,670 - $30,460

PH Average:
$33,870

State Average:
$36,400

National Average:
$39,600

 

 

Program Completion Rate: 89%

Program Placement Rate: 97%

Program Licensure Pass Rate: 89%