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Correctional Officer Recruit Training (Limited Access Program), Vocational Certificate

Program Information

Vocational Certificate - Code 1150/1050 - Catalog 2017/2018

Sheila Ellison, Assistant Chair, 386-506-4113, Sheila.Ellison@daytonastate.edu

Louie Mercer, Director, 386-506-4201, Louie.Mercer@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the Basic Corrections Officer Recruit Program is to provide quality job training for students in this discipline, emphasizing student success, embracing excellence and diversity, and fostering innovation to enhance teaching and learning.

Description:

The program is designed for the student who intends to become a correctional officer. Students learn the tasks, duties and responsibilities of a correctional officer. Florida statute requires this certificate of completion for certification as a correctional officer. Job title: Correctional Officer.

This program is certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Examination for Correctional Certification/Employment.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Exhibit effective communication within the field of Corrections in the State of Florida. 
  2. Demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with the expectations for the field of Corrections in the State of Florida.
  3. Demonstrate safe practices within the field of Corrections in the State of Florida.

Note: The length of this program makes it ineligible for federal and state financial aid.

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees: $1,151*

Access Fee: $18 ($1.26 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $33 (First Semester Only)

Lab Fees: $325

Physical Exam: $150 to $250

Textbooks/Equipment/Uniforms:$300

State Exam: $100

*In-state tuition only: out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Complete a Criminal Justice Training Center Application for continuing enrollment.
  • Completion of the Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) and score a minimum of 70%.
  • Must attend the Criminal Justice Training Center Orientation.
  • Satisfactory results of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement background check.
  • Must be able to meet minimum standards for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as set forth in Florida Statute 943.
  • Be at least 19 years of age prior to graduation of program.
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Not have been convicted of any felony, or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement.
  • Any person who after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo-contendere to, or is found guilty of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication.
  • Never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Currently possess a valid Driver's License.
  • Must be able to pass a physical examination by a licensed physician to include an EKG and drug screen.
  • Students will be held accountable for the policy and procedures of the Criminal Justice Training Center Program as outlined in the CJTC student policy/rule book, as well as the college student handbook.
  • Students will be required to wear uniforms.

Program Specific Courses

CJK0300Introduction to Corrections

32.1

CJK0305CJSTC Communications

39.9

CJK0310Officer Safety

12

CJK0315Facility and Equipment

12

CJK0320Intake and Release

18

CJK0325Supervising in a Correctional Facility

39.9

CJK0330Supervising Special Populations

20.1

CJK0335Responding to Incidents and Emergencies

15.9

CJK0340Officer Wellness and Physical Abilities

30

CJK0051Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics

80.1

CJK0040CMS Criminal Justice Firearms

80.1

CJK0031CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers

39.9

Sample Program of Study

CJK0300Introduction to Corrections

32.1

CJK0305CJSTC Communications

39.9

CJK0310Officer Safety

12

CJK0315Facility and Equipment

12

CJK0320Intake and Release

18

CJK0325Supervising in a Correctional Facility

39.9

CJK0330Supervising Special Populations

20.1

CJK0335Responding to Incidents and Emergencies

15.9

CJK0340Officer Wellness and Physical Abilities

30

CJK0051Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics

80.1

CJK0040CMS Criminal Justice Firearms

80.1

CJK0031CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers

39.9

TOTAL VOC. CRS. 14.00
TOTAL CONTACT HRS. 420.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.