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Florida Law Enforcement Academy (Limited Access Program), Vocational Certificate

Program Information

Vocational Certificate - Code 1151/1051 - Catalog 2017/2018

Patricia Lane, Senior Staff Assistant, 386-506-4202, Patricia.Lane@daytonastate.edu

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

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the Florida Law Enforcement Academy 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 either a full-time or part-time police officer. Students learn the tasks, duties and responsibilities of law enforcement officers to prevent and detect crime and to enforce the criminal, non-criminal and traffic laws of the state. Florida statute requires this certificate of completion for certification as a law enforcement 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 police officer certification/employment.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Exhibit effective communication within the Law Enforcement profession in the State of Florida. 
  2. Demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with the expectations for a Law Enforcement provider in the State of Florida.
  3. Demonstrate safe practices within the Law Enforcement profession in the State of Florida.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees: $2,111*

Access Fee: $33 ($1.26 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $33 (First Semester Only)

Lab Fees: $424

Equipment/Uniforms: $500

State Exam: $100

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

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grant, loans and work program available please see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://www.daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

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 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 required to wear uniforms.
  • 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.

Careers

The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org.

Program Length: The typical length of this program is three (3) semesters (20 weeks) for a full-time student, with 96% graduating within 3 semesters for 2014-15. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2013-14) for this field at 69%.

For additional career information. please see:

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/35-3051.00

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses

CJK0001Introduction to Law Enforcement

9.9

CJK0012Law Enforcement Legal

62.1

CJK0013Law Enforcement Interactions in a Diverse Community

39.9

CJK0014Law Enforcement Interviewing and Report Writing

56.1

CJK0020CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations

48

CJK0031CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers

39.9

CJK0040CMS Criminal Justice Firearms

80.1

CJK0051Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics

80.1

CJK0064Law Enforcement Fundamentals of Patrol

35.1

CJK0065Law Enforcement Calls for Service

36

CJK0077Criminal Investigations

50.1

CJK0078Law Enforcement Crime Scene to Courtroom

35.1

CJK0084Law Enforcement DUI Traffic Stops

24

CJK0087Law Enforcement Traffic Stops

30

CJK0088Law Enforcement Traffic Crash Investigations

31.8

CJK0092Law Enforcement Critical Incidents

43.8

CJK0096Law Enforcement Officer Physical Fitness Training

60

CJK0422Dart Stun Gun Firing

8.1

Sample Program of Study

CJK0001Introduction to Law Enforcement

9.9

CJK0012Law Enforcement Legal

62.1

CJK0013Law Enforcement Interactions in a Diverse Community

39.9

CJK0014Law Enforcement Interviewing and Report Writing

56.1

CJK0020CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations

48

CJK0031CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers

39.9

CJK0040CMS Criminal Justice Firearms

80.1

CJK0051Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics

80.1

CJK0064Law Enforcement Fundamentals of Patrol

35.1

CJK0065Law Enforcement Calls for Service

36

CJK0077Criminal Investigations

50.1

CJK0078Law Enforcement Crime Scene to Courtroom

35.1

CJK0084Law Enforcement DUI Traffic Stops

24

CJK0087Law Enforcement Traffic Stops

30

CJK0088Law Enforcement Traffic Crash Investigations

31.8

CJK0092Law Enforcement Critical Incidents

43.8

CJK0096Law Enforcement Officer Physical Fitness Training

60

CJK0422Dart Stun Gun Firing

8.1

TOTAL VOC. HRS. 25.67
TOTAL CONTACT HRS. 770.00

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