Correctional Officer

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. 


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.

not pell eligible


420 HOURS/14 Weeks



Officer Wellness and Physical Abilities - 30 Hours

CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics - 80 Hours

Introduction to Corrections - 32 Hours

Communications - 40 Hours

Officer Safety - 16 Hours

CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers - 40 Hours

Facility and Equipment - 8 Hours

Intake and Release - 18 Hours

Supervising in a Correctional Facility - 80 Hours

Supervising Special Populations - 40 Hours

Responding to Incidents and Emergencies - 16 Hours

CMS Criminal Justice Firearms - 80 Hours

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