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Criminal Justice Academy - Corrections Officer CCP

Criminal Justice Academy - Corrections Officer Program Overview (5601) Limited Access

Type of Award

CCP - Career Certificate Program

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-public-safety/default.aspx

Program Description

The Criminal Justice Academy offers this course meeting all requirements established by Palm Beach State College, the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission and the Region XII Training Council.

The Corrections Basic Recruit Training program prepares students as entry level correctional officers in the state of Florida. Practical skills and simulated activities complement the classroom instruction. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the Florida Department of Law Enforcement State Officer Certification Examination (SOCE). This minimum standards class is regulated by Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code and is a highly structured and disciplined program with special rules, policies and procedures.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes

Admission Requirements

All candidates entering the program must have proof of a standard high school diploma or U.S. GED and are required to complete the Selection Center Testing through Palm Beach State or enter under the auspices of a Palm Beach County law enforcement or correctional agency.

Additionally, they must complete a College application, achieve passing scores on the Basic Ability Test (BAT), a medical examination, a complete drug screen, and a criminal background investigation that includes a military, credit, employment and education check. All candidates will be required to successfully pass a psychological exam and a polygraph exam.

Successful candidates will be accepted into the academy program. For information on testing or academy beginning dates, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-public-safety/default.aspx or call (561) 868-3398.

Completion Requirements

Modular Examination Failure:

Students are entitled to one re-test should they fail any of the examinations or proficiency tests which must be taken before the completion of the academy. Failure of the re-test will result in the student repeating that module.

State Officer Certification Examination:

At the completion of the academy, the applicant must file with the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) to take the officer certification examination. A student has three attempts to pass this examination and if the examination is not passed after three attempts, the student must take the entire academy program over.

Program Length

Total program hours: 420

Approximate program length: 3 months if taken full time

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Christine Todaro, todaroc@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3908

Employment Opportunities

This program provides eligibility for certification as a Florida Corrections Officer which, upon certification, allows the graduate to be employed anywhere in the State of Florida as a corrections officer.

Career Path Notes

Students completing this program are strongly encouraged to continue their education by completing the A.A. or A.S. degree in Criminal Justice.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Clock Hours: 420)

CJK0300Introduction to Corrections (CCP)

32 Clock Hours

CJK0305Correctional Communications (CCP)

40 Clock Hours

CJK0310Correctional Officer Safety (CCP)

16 Clock Hours

CJK0315Correctional Facility and Equipment (CCP)

8 Clock Hours

CJK0320Correctional Intake and Release (CCP)

18 Clock Hours

CJK0051Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics (CCP)

80 Clock Hours

CJK0040Criminal Justice Firearms (CCP)

80 Clock Hours

CJK0031CMS First Aide for Criminal Justice Officers (CCP)

40 Clock Hours

CJK0325Supervising In A Correctional Facility (CCP)

40 Clock Hours

CJK0330Supervising Special Populations (CCP)

20 Clock Hours

CJK0335Responding to Correctional Incidents and Emergencies (CCP)

16 Clock Hours

CJK0340Correctional Officer Wellness and Physical Abilities (CCP)

30 Clock Hours

Total Credit Hours: 420

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Clock Hours: 310)

CJK0300Introduction to Corrections (CCP)

32 Clock Hours

CJK0305Correctional Communications (CCP)

40 Clock Hours

CJK0310Correctional Officer Safety (CCP)

16 Clock Hours

CJK0315Correctional Facility and Equipment (CCP)

8 Clock Hours

CJK0320Correctional Intake and Release (CCP)

18 Clock Hours

CJK0040Criminal Justice Firearms (CCP)

80 Clock Hours

CJK0031CMS First Aide for Criminal Justice Officers (CCP)

40 Clock Hours

CJK0325Supervising In A Correctional Facility (CCP)

40 Clock Hours

CJK0330Supervising Special Populations (CCP)

20 Clock Hours

CJK0335Responding to Correctional Incidents and Emergencies (CCP)

16 Clock Hours

 

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Clock Hours: 110)

CJK0340Correctional Officer Wellness and Physical Abilities (CCP)

30 Clock Hours

CJK0051Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics (CCP)

80 Clock Hours

 

Total Credit Hours: 420