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

Program Information

Vocational Certificate - Code 121900 - Catalog 2021/2022

Sarah Carter, Senior Staff Assistant, 386-506-4202, Sarah.Carter@daytonastate.edu

Patricia Lane, Senior Staff Assistant, 386-506-4129, Patricia.Lane@daytonastate.edu

Evan Doyle, Assistant Chair, 386-506-4113, Evan.Doyle@daytonastate.edu

Jessica Paugh, Director, 386-506-4201, Jessica.Paugh@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 State Officer Certification 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.

Financial Aid

This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

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.

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees*: $2,111

Access Fee: $29.78 ($1.16 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $34 (First Semester Only)

Lab Fees: $409

FDLE BAT Exam: $40

Physical Exam: $150 to $250

Textbook/Equipment/: $750

  Uniforms

Graduation Fee: $10

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 Florida Department of Law Enforcement Basic Abilities Test (FDLEBAT) and score a minimum of 70%.

  • Must attend the Criminal Justice Training Center Orientation.

  • Satisfactory results of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement and FBI background check.

  • Must be able to meet minimum standards for certification as a law enforcement officer 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.  For additional career information. please see: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/33-3051.00

Program Length: The typical length of this program is three (3) semesters (20 weeks) for a full-time student. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2018-19) for this field at 84%.

CIP Code (6 digit) - 43.0107 Criminal Justice

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

CJK0002Introduction to Law Enforcement

12

CJK0016Communication

24

CJK0018Legal

64

CJK0019Interviewing and Report Writing

56.1

CJK0020CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations

48

CJK0021Serving Your Community

34

CJK0031CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers

39.9

CJK0040CMS Criminal Justice Firearms

80.1

CJK0051Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics

80.1

CJK0063Fundamentals of Patrol

40

CJK0072Crimes Against Persons

48

CJK0073Crimes Involving Property and Society

12

CJK0079Crime Scene Follow-up Investigations

34

CJK0400Traffic Incidents

12

CJK0401Traffic Stops

24

CJK0402Traffic Crash Investigations

30

CJK0403DUI Traffic Stops

24

CJK0093 Critical Incidents

43.8

CJK0096Law Enforcement Officer Physical Fitness Training

60

CJK0421Conducted Electrical Weapon/Dart-Firing Stun Gun

4

Sample Program of Study

CJK0002Introduction to Law Enforcement

12

CJK0016Communication

24

CJK0018Legal

64

CJK0019Interviewing and Report Writing

56.1

CJK0020CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations

48

CJK0021Serving Your Community

34

CJK0031CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers

39.9

CJK0040CMS Criminal Justice Firearms

80.1

CJK0051Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics

80.1

CJK0063Fundamentals of Patrol

40

CJK0072Crimes Against Persons

48

CJK0073Crimes Involving Property and Society

12

CJK0079Crime Scene Follow-up Investigations

34

CJK0400Traffic Incidents

12

CJK0401Traffic Stops

24

CJK0402Traffic Crash Investigations

30

CJK0403DUI Traffic Stops

24

CJK0093 Critical Incidents

43.8

CJK0096Law Enforcement Officer Physical Fitness Training

60

CJK0421Conducted Electrical Weapon/Dart-Firing Stun Gun

4

TOTAL VOC. HRS. 25.67
TOTAL CONTACT HRS. 770.00

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