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Emergency Medical Technician, A.T.D.

Emergency Medical Technician, A.T.D.

Courses Credit Hours
 +*#EMS1119, Emergency Medical Tech 5
 +*#EMS1335, Emergency Vehicle Operator 1
 +*#EMS1401, Emergency Medical Tech. Lab 4
 +*#EMS1555, Trauma Management 1
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 11

• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites  and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies only to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

Public Safety Division

The Division of Public Safety is housed on the North Bay Campus. Contact the division’s administrative assistant with general questions related to Public Safety. Contact your program coordinator with specific questions about degree or certificate program requirements. 

Charles Abbott Administrative Building Room # 110
637 Hwy 2300
Panama City, FL 32409
850-872-3878 

Public Safety Division Website

Division of Public Safety Chair
Gregory S. May (gmay@gulfcoast.edu)
850-769-1551, ext. 5601

Public Safety Administrative Assistant
Elizabeth Kelly (ekelley@gulfcoast.edu)
850-769-1551, ext. 5602 

Public Safety Courses

CJB - College Lvl App Crim Just

1420
CJB

Gangs and Security Threat Groups

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1511
CJB

Inmate Manipulation

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1750
CJB

Computer Crime Investigations

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2090
CJB

Special Tactical Problems

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2404
CJB

CMS Field Training Officer (FTO)

Introduction to all aspects of field training and evaluation programs; leadership and supervision, communication and counseling techniques, legal and ethical issues, and human motivation.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2406
CJB

Defensive Tactics Instructor Course

$7.00 lab fee Prerequisite: General CMS FDLE Instructor Certification. Lab training in the methodology of psychomotor skills development, subject control, and arrest techniques. Training topics include legal issues, use of force matrix, facility development and management warm-up and flexibility exercises, performance testing, control techniques, impact weapons, emergency first aid, and use of tactical simulation.

Credit hours: 5
Lecture hours: 5

2801
CJB

Florida General Instructor Techniques

Prerequisite: Three years of experience or special permission of chair of public safety. A course designed to meet certification for law enforcement instructors as set forth by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 4.266

CJC - Criminal Just Corrections

1000
CJC

Introduction to Corrections

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2162
CJC

Probation and Parole

This course focuses on the patterns and problems in sentencing offenders; the social investigation, treatment and counseling of offenders, including behavior modification; the release and processing of offenders, and efforts to reintegrate offenders into society.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2350
CJC

Discipline and Special Confinement Techniques

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

CJD - Criminal Just Development

0939
CJD

Correctional Officer Capstone

Credit hours: .5
Lecture hours: .5

2672
CJD

School Resource Officer

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

CJL - Criminal Just Law/Process

1104
CJL

Case Preparation and Court Presentation

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2062
CJL

Rules of Evidence for Police

This course covers the rules of evidence and their exclusions and exceptions; procedures for the introduction of evidence and the examination of witnesses; and the doctrine on offer and motions to suppress evidence. Concentration is on areas important to criminal justice practitioners in the investigation of crimes and prosecution of persons accused of crimes.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2100
CJL

Criminal Law

A study of substantive criminal law from the Model Penal Code, explaining the specific elements of major crimes, principles of criminal law, principles of criminal liability, defenses to criminal liability, uncompleted crimes, and parties to crimes.

Credit hours: 3

2130
CJL

Evidence

This course provides an analysis and examination of the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE). The FRE govern the admissibility of evidence at trial. Course material will cover examination of witnesses and trial procedures, testimonial evidence, documentary evidence, circumstantial evidence, opinion evidence, the best evidence rule, hearsay evidence and exceptions, presumptions, and judicial notice.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2610
CJL

Courtroom Presentation of Scientific Evidence

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

CJK - Criminal Justice Bsc Train

0001
CJK

Introduction to Law Enforcement

$7.00 lab fee Prerequisite: Admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program. By the end of the course students should be able to understand the values and ethics required for criminal justice officers, understand the consequences of sexual harassment, describe the criminal justice system, and describe the structure of criminal justice agencies. This is a limited access course. It requires admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program.

Credit hours: .3
Lecture hours: .66

0007
CJK

Introduction to Law Enforcement

$7.00 lab fee Prerequisite: Admission to the Law Enforcement Training Program and permission of Law Enforcement Program Coordinator. This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Law Enforcement Basic Recruit certification program. By the end of this course students should be able to understand the values and ethics required for criminal justice officers; understand the consequences of sexual harassment; and, be able to describe the criminal justice system. This is a limited access course. It requires admission to the Law Enforcement Training Program.

Credit hours: .4
Lecture hours: .73

0008
CJK

Legal

Prerequisite: Admission to the Law Enforcement Training Program and permission of Law Enforcement Program Coordinator. This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Law Enforcement Basic Recruit certification program. By the end of this course, students should understand the Fourth Amendment related to search and seizure; know what constitutes a lawful arrest; understand the Fifth and Sixth Amendments related to the interrogation of suspects; determine when a crime has been committed and the elements necessary to make an arrest for that crime; understand the legal rules and concepts of evidence; know how to draft a probable cause affidavit; be able to articulate the legal justification for the use of force; understand civil and criminal liability related to an officer’s performance of duties; understand an officer’s duties and options in civil (non-criminal) incidents; and be familiar with the legal considerations when dealing with juveniles. This is a limited access course. It requires admission to the Law Enforcement Training Program.

Credit hours: 2.3
Lecture hours: 4.6

0009
CJK

Law Enforcement Capstone Course

Prerequisites: This is a limited access course. It requires admission to and completion of the Law Enforcement Training Program. This course is designed to provide substantive course review of the criminal justice standards and training basic law enforcement curriculum. Diligent use of review materials in this course will serve as excellent preparation for the FDLE Law Enforcement Officer State Certification Exam.

Credit hours: .8
Lecture hours: 1.6

0011
CJK

Human Issues

Credit hours: 1.3
Lecture hours: 2.66

0012
CJK

Legal

Prerequisite: Admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program. By the end of the course students should understand the Fourth Amendment related to search and seizure, know what constitutes a lawful arrest, understand the Fifth and Sixth Amendments related to the interrogation of suspects, determine when a crime has been committed and the elements necessary to make an arrest for that crime, understand the legal rules and concepts of evidence, be able to articulate the legal justification for the use of force, understand civil and criminal liability related to an officer’s performance of duties, understand an officer’s duties and options in civil (noncriminal) incidents, and be familiar with the legal considerations when dealing with juveniles. This is a limited access course. It requires admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program.

Credit hours: 2.1
Lecture hours: 4.13

0013
CJK

Interactions in a Diverse Community

Prerequisite: Admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program. By the end of the course students should be able to identify the elements of, and barriers to, effective communication. This is a limited access course. It requires admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program.

Credit hours: 1.3
Lecture hours: 2.66

0014
CJK

Interviewing and Report Writing

Prerequisite: Admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program. By the end of the course students should be able to prepare and conduct basic interviews, gather information, take notes, identify signs of deception, obtain statements; identify types of reports, forms, and logs, including crimes, incidents, use of force, disciplinary, traffic crashes; organize information chronologically and categorically; write reports, apply appropriate grammar and mechanics, apply agency procedures, evaluate report prior to submission, and draft probable cause affidavits. This is a limited access course. It requires admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program.

Credit hours: 1.9
Lecture hours: 3.73

0017
CJK

Communications

Credit hours: 2.5
Lecture hours: 5.06

0020C
CJK

Law Enforcement CMS Vehicle Operations

$21.00 lab fee This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Law Enforcement Basic Recruit CMS Certification Program. This course is designed to prepare prospective officers to apply vehicle operations knowledge, principles and techniques to the police driving environment. This course includes classroom instruction and practical application on the driving range. This is a limited access course requiring admission to the Criminal Justice Training Academy Law Enforcement Training Program.

Credit hours: 1.5
Lecture hours: 3

0031C
CJK

CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers

$18.00 lab fee This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission’s CMS Basic Recruit Certification Program. It is designed to prepare prospective officers to apply first aid knowledge and techniques to medical emergency situations. This course involves classroom lecture and hands-on practical demonstration. This is a limited access course requiring admission to the Criminal Justice Training Academy Law Enforcement Program or Correctional Officer Program.

Credit hours: 1.3
Lecture hours: 3

0040C
CJK

Law Enforcement CMS Criminal Justice Firearms

$447.00 lab fee This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission’s CMS Basic Recruit Certification Program. At the end of this course, students should be able to demonstrate safe weapon handling, weapons cleaning and maintenance, handgun drawing and holstering, weapon loading and unloading, basic shooting principles, proficiency on the CJSTC basic firearms courses of firing with a handgun during daylight and nighttime, and a shotgun during daylight. This is a limited access course and requires admission to the Law Enforcement Training Program or Correctional Officer Training Program.

Credit hours: 2.7
Lecture hours: 5.33

0051C
CJK

CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics

$11.00 lab fee This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Basic Recruit Certification Program. This course is designed to better prepare prospective officers to control subjects and defend themselves using appropriate defensive tactics. At the end of this course, students should be able to make an accurate threat assessment of a situation, use force appropriate to the subject resistance and situational factors, demonstrate a prevailing attitude and the willingness and ability to fight when necessary, use integrated force options, escalate, de-escalate, or disengage in a situation as appropriate, perform defensive tactics techniques with proficiency. This is a limited access course and requires admission to the Law Enforcement Training Program or Correctional Officer Training Program.

Credit hours: 2.7
Lecture hours: 5.33

0061
CJK

Patrol 1

Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Training Program and permission of the Law Enforcement Program Coordinator. This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Law Enforcement Basic Recruit certification program. By the end of this course students should understand Community Oriented Policing and how it is implemented as a problem-solving model; identify the SECURE problem-solving model and its application in real life situations; understand officer safety issues; identify and avoid fatal errors; identify and manage stress; maintain mental and physical fitness; respond to a call; approach a suspect; make an arrest; transport a prisoner and process the prisoner at a detention facility; understand how to direct traffic and how to enforce traffic citations; identify how to respond to alarms and conduct a building search; and search, inventory and impound vehicles. This is a limited access course and requires admission to the Law Enforcement Training Program.

Credit hours: 1.9
Lecture hours: 3.86

0062
CJK

Patrol 2

Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Training Program and permission of the Law Enforcement Program Coordinator. This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Law Enforcement Basic Recruit certification program. By the end of this course students should be able to complete and pass Unit 1, ICS-100 Introduction to the Incident Management System and Unit 2, IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS); identify the crowd control procedures to safely and effectively disperse or control a large group of people; identify issues affecting an officer’s ability to protect and enforce the law when dealing with criminal street gangs and extremist groups; understand local emergency response plans; law enforcement duty-to-act requirements and their role as first responders; be aware of hazardous material class, name or identification numbers; identify actions to take to isolate a HAZMAT incident and choose protective actions to take in accordance with the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG); describe methamphetamine, methamphetamine users, and the paraphernalia and chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine; respond to a bomb threat, assess the scene, search and evacuate a building or suspected bomb sight; identify weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and properly respond to a WMD incident. This is a limited access course and requires admission to the Law Enforcement Training Program.

Credit hours: 1.3
Lecture hours: 2.66

0064
CJK

Fundamentals of Patrol

Prerequisite: Admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program. By the end of the course students should be able to use radio equipment properly, identify the uses of mobile computer devices, and understand the uses of FCIC/NCIC/NLETS and other electronic database resources; understand community-oriented policing and how it is implemented as a problem-solving model, and identify the SARA problem-solving model and its application in real life situations; understand officer safety issues, identify and avoid fatal errors, identify and manage stress, and maintain mental and physical fitness; and prepare to patrol, know what a BOLO is and how to create and cancel a BOLO, respond to a call, approach a suspect, set up a perimeter, conduct a building search, make an arrest, transport a prisoner, and process the prisoner at a detention facility. This is a limited access course. It requires admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program.

Credit hours: 1.1
Lecture hours: 2.33

0065
CJK

Calls for Service

Prerequisite: Admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program. By the end of the course students should be able to respond to calls for service, including well-being and security checks, building alarms, environmental hazards, transportation requests, animal complaints, death notifications, and special event security; respond to disturbances, including crowd control, civil disturbances, civil standbys, and disorderly or irate people; respond to court orders, including arrests and civil processes, and assist with the execution of search warrants; respond to calls concerning vehicle fires, unattended, abandoned, or disabled vehicles, and roadway obstructions or damage; enforce parking violations, impound a vehicle, direct vehicle traffic, and direct pedestrian traffic; respond to people in crisis, including suicide incidents, threats from mental impairments, and situations involving alcohol or substance abuse. This is a limited access course. It requires admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program.

Credit hours: 1.2
Lecture hours: 2.4

0071
CJK

Criminal Investigations

Credit hours: 1.9
Lecture hours: 3.73

0075
CJK

LE CMS Investigation of Offenses

Credit hours: 1.5
Lecture hours: 3

0076
CJK

Crime Scene Investigations

Credit hours: .8
Lecture hours: 1.6

0077
CJK

Criminal Investigations

Prerequisite: Admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program. By the end of the course students should be able to conduct an initial investigation of crimes against persons, society, property, and economic crimes. This is a limited access course. It requires admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program.

Credit hours: 1.7
Lecture hours: 3.3

0078
CJK

Crime Scene to Courtroom

Prerequisite: Admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program. By the end of the course students should be able to process a crime scene, conduct a follow-up investigation, and provide testimony in different types of court proceedings. This is a limited access course. It requires admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program.

Credit hours: 1.1
Lecture hours: 2.3

0082
CJK

Traffic Stops

Credit hours: .8
Lecture hours: 1.5

0083
CJK

DUI Traffic Stops

Credit hours: .8
Lecture hours: 1.5

0084
CJK

DUI Traffic Stops

Prerequisite: Admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program. By the end of the course students should be able to understand the problem of and solutions for DUI, identify the DUI laws and related legal issues, identify the signs of alcohol or drug impairment, conduct a DUI traffic stop, follow the three-phase process of a DUI contact, demonstrate proficiency in conducting the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, make an arrest decision based on specific clues, accurately complete the required documentation for a DUI arrest, and provide clear and convincing evidence of DUI in court testimony. This is a limited access course. It requires admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program.

Credit hours: .8
Lecture hours: 1.6

0086
CJK

Traffic Crash Investigations

Credit hours: 1.1
Lecture hours: 2.13

0087
CJK

Traffic Stops

Prerequisite: Admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program. By the end of the course students should be able to safely pull over a vehicle; identify and articulate the stop/violation; obtain necessary information from the driver/passenger; safely complete the stop; safely effect an arrest; and accurately complete the required documentation for a traffic stop. This is a limited access course. It requires admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 2

0088
CJK

Traffic Crash Investigations

Prerequisite: Admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program. By the end of the course students should be able to define and explain the terms and legal considerations associated with crash investigations, respond to a crash scene safely, assess a crash scene properly, secure a safe work environment at a crash scene, provide emergency medical assistance to injured people at a crash scene if necessary, obtain pertinent information about a crash to determine how and why it occurred, identify crimes revealed during a crash investigation if any, return a crash scene to normal as quickly as possible, complete driver exchange of information properly, take appropriate enforcement action, and document a crash correctly in appropriate crash report form. This is a limited access course. It requires admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program.

Credit hours: 1.1
Lecture hours: 2.13

0090
CJK

LE CMS Tactical Applications

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 4

0092
CJK

Critical Incidents

Prerequisite: Admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program. By the end of the course students should be able to complete and pass Unit 1, IS-100.LEb, Introduction to the Incident Command System and Unit 2, IS-700.a, National Incident Management (NIMS), An Introduction ; understand local emergency response plans, law enforcement duty-to-act requirements, and the role of law enforcement officers as first responders; know how to respond to an active shooter incident; plan for response to a natural disaster; identify weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and properly respond to a WMD incident, including IEDs and VBIEDs; be aware of hazardous material class, name or identification number, identify actions to take to isolate a hazmat incident and choose protective actions to take in accordance with the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG); recognize the indicators of and paraphernalia used in the manufacture of methamphetamine; describe the indicators of chemical suicide; properly respond to a bomb threat, and assess the scene. This is a limited access course. It requires admission to the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Justice Technology program.

Credit hours: 1.5
Lecture hours: 2.93

0096
CJK

Criminal Justice Officer Physical Fitness Training

Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Training Program and permission of the Law Enforcement Program Coordinator. This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Law Enforcement Basic Recruit certification program. By the end of this course students should be able to improve their scores on the final fitness evaluation; and adopt a foundation for lifelong fitness. This is a limited access course. It requires admission to the Law Enforcement Training Program.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 4

0100
CJK

Interpersonal Skills I

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

0101
CJK

Correctional Officer Interpersonal Skills II

Credit hours: 1.5
Lecture hours: 1.5

0102
CJK

Correctional Facility Operations

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

0204
CJK

Law Enforcement Cross-Over to Correctional Introduction

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 4

0212
CJK

Cross-Over Correctional to Law Enforcement CMS High-Liability

Credit hours: .3
Lecture hours: .53

0270
CJK

Criminal Justice Legal I

Credit hours: 1.5
Lecture hours: 1.5

0280
CJK

C.O. Physical Fitness Training

Prerequisite: Admission to Criminal Justice Training Academy or coordinator approval. This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Correctional Officer Basic Standards certification program. This course is designed to prepare recruits physically to perform the duties of a correctional officer by required participation in 40 hours of fitness training dispersed throughout the academy. This course consists of physical fitness training which requires a physical skills evaluation of each participant during the first two weeks of training and again during the last two weeks of training, with the desired outcome of performance improvement on the final evaluation. This course also includes a wellness nutritional component which covers the basic elements of nutrition, weight control, and stress management to improve overall health.

Credit hours: 1.3
Lecture hours: 2.66

0285
CJK

Correctional Officer Legal II

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

0286
CJK

Correctional Offier Communications

Prerequisite: Admission to the Criminal Justice Training Academy or special permission of the Chair of Public Safety. Designed to teach rationale, techniques, and principles of communicating within the criminal justice network. This is a limited access course and requires admission to the Criminal Justice Training or special permission of Chair of Public Safety.

Credit hours: 1.5
Lecture hours: 1.5

0300
CJK

Introduction to Corrections

$7.00 lab fee Prerequisite: Admission to the Criminal Justice Training Academy or special permission of the Chair of Public Safety. This course provides an overview of the correctional officer training program and the requirements for becoming a certified officer. This course will also help to provide a legal basis from which students may begin to function as correctional officers and gives instruction on basic criminal justice values, ethics and ways to demonstrate professionalism when interacting with others. Students will also learn the command structure within a criminal justice agency. This is a limited access course and requires admission to the law enforcement training program or correctional officer training program.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

0305
CJK

Communications

Prerequisite: Admission to the Criminal Justice Training Academy or special permission of the Chair of Public Safety. This course provides practical communications skills that will assist new correctional officers in managing and supervising inmates, giving directions, answering questions, and interacting with others in a professional and safe manner. This is a limited access course and requires admission to the law enforcement program.

Credit hours: 1.3
Lecture hours: 1.3

0310
CJK

Officer Safety

Prerequisite: Admission to the Criminal Justice Training Academy or special permission of the Chair of Public Safety. This course provides an overview of safety and security concerns, identification, manipulation and deception, contraband, and searches correctional officers deal with on a daily basis. This is a limited access course and requires admission to the law enforcement program.

Credit hours: .5
Lecture hours: .5

0315
CJK

Facility and Equipment

Prerequisite: Admission to the Criminal Justice Training Academy or special permission of the Chair of Public Safety. Correctional officers are responsible for equipment and materials used to keep correctional facilities clean, safe and secure. It is important for a correctional officer to have a basic knowledge of standard equipment used, including weapons, hazardous materials, and sensitive supplies. Officers must be very familiar with common problems found when managing equipment; this course will help them complete their duty to support the safe and efficient operation of equipment, and to provide a safe environment for inmates, staff and visitors. This is a limited access course and requires admission to the law enforcement program.

Credit hours: .3
Lecture hours: .3

0320
CJK

Intake and Release

Prerequisite: Admission to the Criminal Justice Training Academy or special permission of the Chair of Public Safety. This course will introduce students to the intake, classification, and release processes used by county and state correctional facilities. This is a limited access course and requires admission to the law enforcement program.

Credit hours: .6
Lecture hours: .6

0325
CJK

Supervising in a Correctional Facility

Prerequisite: Admission to the Criminal Justice Training Academy or special permission of the Chair of Public Safety. This course will teach students that the primary activity of the correctional officer is the care, custody and control of inmates. By developing supervisory and observational skills, practicing officer safety, and following the policies and procedures of his or her agency, the officer will ensure the safe operation of a correctional facility while fulfilling his or her responsibilities. This is a limited access course and requires admission to the law enforcement program.

Credit hours: 1.3
Lecture hours: 1.3

0330
CJK

Supervising Special Populations

Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Training Program. This course provides students with the necessary insight needed while supervising special populations housed in county and state correctional facilities. These special populations groups have individual characteristics. The most common of these groups will be discussed in this course. This is a limited access course and requires admission to the law enforcement program.

Credit hours: .7
Lecture hours: .7

0335
CJK

Responding to Incidents and Emergencies

Prerequisite: Admission to the Criminal Justice Training Academy or special permission of the Chair of Public Safety. This course will discuss that one of the most important duties of a correctional officer is to apply knowledge, training and reasonable judgment to ensure the safety and security of all persons at the facility during an emergency this is a limited access course and requires admission to the law enforcement program.

Credit hours: .5
Lecture hours: .5

0340
CJK

Officer Wellness and Physical Abilities

Prerequisite: Admission to the Criminal Justice Training Academy or special permission of the Chair of Public Safety. This course will offer an introduction into the officer wellness and physical abilities standards set forth by the criminal justice standards and training commission. This is a limited access course and requires admission to the law enforcement program.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

0393
CJK

Crossover Program Updates

This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Certification Program. This course is the Correctional Crossover Program Updates Section of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Crossover Training Program for Correctional and Correctional Probation Officers to Law Enforcement. By the end of this course students should understand updated content from the applicable basic recruit training program as provided by the instructor.

Credit hours: .3
Lecture hours: .53

0422
CJK

Dart Firing Stun Gun

$48.00 lab fee Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Training Program and permission of the Law Enforcement Program Coordinator. This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Law Enforcement Basic Recruit certification program. By the end of this course students be able to identify the use of a dart-firing stun gun (DFSG) in accordance with F.S. §943.1717; identify and articulate CJSTC DFSG considerations and their impact on officers in Florida; identify and articulate the possible effects that a DFSG has on the human body; properly and safely operate a DFSG; articulate (verbally and in reports) the justification for tactical options chosen while participating in DFSG simulated scenarios including the use of verbal skills to de-escalate a situation, and avoid the use of a DFSG. This is a limited access course. It requires admission to the Law Enforcement Training Program.

Credit hours: .3
Lecture hours: .53

0480
CJK

Emergency Preparedness in Correctional Institutions

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

CCJ - Criminology/Criminal Just

1010
CCJ

Introduction to Criminology

This course examines crime and criminals with a particular emphasis on what actions society can or should take regarding crime and criminals. Explains why and how crime occurs and how this knowledge can guide governmental and legislative policy development. Factors that contribute to crime, the social reactions to crime, and the policies presently in place to combat crime will be examined. The focus will be on crime theories and perspectives.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1020
CCJ

Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course provides students with a basic understanding of how the American criminal justice system functions. The American criminal justice system includes law enforcement agencies (police, sheriff, state law enforcement agents, FBI, CIA, DEA, ATF), the courts, and the corrections agencies (prisons and jails.)

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1191
CCJ

Human Behavior in Criminal Justice

A consideration of human behavior and how it relates to the duties and responsibilities of the criminal justice practitioner.

Credit hours: 3

2197
CCJ

Hostage Negotation

Goals and rationale for criminal justice training in hostage and barricade subject intervention. Comparisons will be made among the different approaches to these situations, such as assault sniper fire and containing and negotiating. The complexity of the criminal justice role and the stress involved will be discussed.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2645
CCJ

Financial Fraud Investigations

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2949
CCJ

COOP/Work Experience/Criminal Justice

1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student’s major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.

Credit hours: 1
Other hours: 1

DSC - Domestic Security

2217
DSC

Firefighting for Correctional Officers

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

3064
DSC

Security and Emergency Communications

Prerequisite: GEB1011 or MNA1100. This course provides students with a broad, up-to-date, multidisciplinary study of homeland security as a subject of intense interest/inquiry as an emerging academic discipline. This course emphasizes to students the multi-faceted communications necessary between local, state, federal agencies and the media to minimize and prepare for hazards, disasters and terrorist activity. The course meshes a variety of sources, themes, methodologies and on-line learning activities. These activities include reading assignments, internet research, assessments, informal class opinion polls and threaded discussion forums. Issues of public policy/administration, law, criminal justice and the social/behavioral impacts of terrorism/homeland security will be considered throughout the course.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

3783
DSC

Political and Legal Issues Facing Emergency Responders

Prerequisite: GEB1011 or MNA1100 and DSC3064. This course introduces students to the study of how disasters and emergencies affect public policy, organizational management and leadership. This course will guide students through an array of material allowing them to analyze the details and frameworks that connect to larger concepts of disaster policy and politics. Students will gain an emergency management perspective on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary education. Students will gain a perspective of the involvement of the highest level of government down to the city manager.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

4755
DSC

National Security

Prerequisite: GEB1011 or MNA1100 and DSC3064. This course introduces students to international relations and security. As a field of study, international relations focuses on political, military, economic and cultural interaction of state/non-state players at a global level and the gravity of national security. National security therefore encompasses a diverse array of topics. Therefore, we begin by exploring key concepts, issues and processes of international relations to provide the general knowledge and analytical tools necessary to understand, evaluate and respond to a complex array of problems in the contemporary world.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

EMS - Emergency Medical Services

1119
EMS

Emergency Medical Technician

Corequisite: EMS1401. The initial study of emergency medical services designed to enable the student to become proficient in the emergency care of the sick and injured. Completion of course leads to eligibility for licensure examination as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B).

Credit hours: 5
Lecture hours: 5

1335
EMS

Emergency Vehicle Operator I

$4.00 lab fee Designed to meet Florida Health Department requirements that all emergency vehicle operators employed by EMS providers must have completed an ambulance driving program. The course combines lecture with a driving laboratory. (Students who are not active duty military must show proof of a valid Florida Driver's License.)

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

1337
EMS

Defensive Tactics For Healthcare Providers

This course is designed to provide healthcare personnel with basic knowledge of signs of aggressive/violent behavior and tactics to properly respond using verbal and or physical skills to control aggressive behavior in the course of providing emergency care.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

1381C
EMS

Emergency Medical Technician Refresher

$7.00 lab fee Designed for the EMT seeking renewal of state license or national certificate. A review of didactic material and clinical skills relevant to EMT knowledge objectives and clinical practice. Meets and exceeds requirements for state relicensure and national EMT recertification.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1401
EMS

Emergency Medical Technician Lab

$24.00 lab fee Corequisite: EMS1119. Integrated experience including laboratory practice with manikins and simulated situations, clinical experience in the area hospitals, and field experience with the ambulance service.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 3.666
Lab hours: 7.466

1555
EMS

EMS Trauma Management

$11.00 lab fee Prerequisite: EMT certificate or permission of the instructor. This course is designed for the EMS student, teaching the fundamentals of managing traumatic injuries at the basic and advanced levels in accordance with the National Basic Trauma Life Support Committee. The recognition and treatment of specific traumatic injuries such as pneumothorax, closed head injury, hemothorax, compensated and decompensated shock, fractures, uncontrolled bleeding, and internal injuries of the abdomen and thorax. Emphasis is on rapid assessment, management, and transport with discussion on mechanism of injury and kinematics of trauma.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

2010
EMS

Essentials of Structure and Function

Designed for the EMS student, this course presents basic information on the structure and function of the human body. Applies principles of anatomy and physiology to demonstrate interaction of body systems as they maintain homeostasis. Emphasis will be placed on the nervous system, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2231
EMS

Paramedic I

Prerequisites: EMS1119, EMS1401. The introduction of advanced life support skills of definitive airway management and intravenous therapy. Also includes sections on foundations, airway, patient assessment, and trauma.

Credit hours: 5
Lecture hours: 5

2391C
EMS

Paramedic Refresher

$7.00 lab fee A review of didactic material and clinical skills relevant to paramedic knowledge objectives and clinical practice. Meets and exceeds requirement for relicensure and national recertification.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 1

2425
EMS

Paramedic Internship

Designed to enable the paramedic student to become a functional paramedic. Students are assigned to a preceptor with an area emergency medical service for six weeks of intensive field training. (Administration of the National Registry Skills Examination is included with the final examination.)

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 4

2435
EMS

Paramedic I Lab

$146.00 lab fee Corequisite: EMS2231. Integrated experience including laboratory practice of advanced skills, clinical experience in area hospitals, and field experience with the ambulance service.

Credit hours: 5
Lecture hours: 10

2439
EMS

Advanced Clinical Internship

$16.00 lab fee Prerequisites: Florida EMT license and permission of instructor. Supervised rotations in a variety of clinical settings designed to develop increased clinical proficiency, decision-making skills, and knowledge of pathophysiology of illness and injury.

Credit hours: 5
Lecture hours: 20

2949
EMS

COOP/Work Experience/Emergency Medical Services

1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student’s major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.

Credit hours: 1
Other hours: 1

FES - Fire & Emergency Services

3533
FES

Community Fire and Risk Reduction

Prerequisite: GEB1011 or MNA1100. This course introduces the students to the concepts and processes of fire and risk reduction within a community. The student will be prepared to investigate the community, assess community risks, develop supporting networks/strategies for intervention/action plans and perform risk reduction program evaluations.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

FFP - Fire Fighting & Protection

0010
FFP

Firefighter I

$71.00 lab fee Corequisite: FFP1140 or EMS1119 or EMS2231. This course introduces the student to the skills and techniques used in firefighting. Classroom instruction includes a variety of fire related topics. Practical exercises and scenarios are included to enhance classroom instruction and skill development.

Credit hours: 6.9
Lecture hours: 14

0020
FFP

Firefighter II

$37.00 lab fee Prerequisites: FFP0010. This is a continuation course after Firefighter 1 and prepares the student for employment as a Florida certified firefighter. This course builds upon the skills and knowledge attained in Firefighter 1 and prepares students for mastery of the basic competencies required. After course completion, the student is eligible to take the certification examination given by the Florida State Fire College (FSFC).

Credit hours: 6.4
Lecture hours: 13

0069
FFP

Firefighter Minimum Standards Capstone

$15.00 lab fee Prerequisites: FFP0010, FFP0020, and FFP1140. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive review of the subjects taught in the program prior to the State of Florida Firefighter Certification Examination. (Limited access: requires admission to the academy or special permission of the chair of Public Safety.)

Credit hours: 1.5
Lecture hours: 1.5

1140
FFP

First Responder to Medical Emergencies

$7.00 lab fee This course introduces the student to the skills and techniques used for first responder to medical emergencies. Classroom instruction includes a variety of medical related topics encountered by firefighters. Practical exercises and scenarios are included to enhance classroom instruction and skill development. After completion, the student is eligible to continue with Firefighter I certification. (Limited access; requires permission of fire science coordinator.)

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1301
FFP

Fire Stream Hydraulics

A study of pertinent properties of water, distribution of pressures in dynamic and static systems, friction loss in hoses and pipes, and factors which influence it. Approximation methods for quick calculation are given, as well as the most technical computations. Effort is directed toward giving an understanding of how good fire streams are developed.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1302
FFP

Fire Apparatus Operation

$24.00 lab fee Prerequisite: FFP1301 or approval of instructor. The curriculum covers the laws, rules, and driving techniques for emergency vehicles, as well as a review of fire service hydraulics. Fire ground evolutions and a driving course make up the practical part of the course. The evolution portion of the course includes the use of pre-connected lines, tandem pumping, drafting, relays, and master streams. The student should have a basic understanding of fire stream hydraulics prior to entering this course. Students must bring gloves and proper attire for water pumping exercises.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1505
FFP

Fire Prevention Practices

Prerequisite: Basic fire science knowledge. Principles of prevention and investigation; fire hazards of various occupancies; fire codes; OSHA requirements for fire protection; surveying and mapping procedures; recognition of fire hazards; engineering a solution of the hazards; enforcement of the solution; public relations as affected by fire prevention and presentation of arson evidence.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1510
FFP

Building and Fire Codes

Comparison of national, state, and local building and fire codes emphasizing local laws and ordinances pertaining to building construction and design.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1540
FFP

Fire Protections and Devices

A study of fixed and portable systems for detecting, reporting, and extinguishing fires. Comparison is made between the value of detection and the value of automatic extinguishing systems. Study is made of the factors which influence the choice of one of several systems for a given occupancy and the value of each type system. Restoration after use and routine maintenance are stressed.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1610
FFP

Fire Cause and Arson Detection

Investigation of fires for determination of the source of ignition and first fuel, point of origin, direction and rate of spread, and whether the cause was accidental or illegal. Florida arson laws are studied along with procedures for ensuring the admissibility of any evidence found at the scene of the fires, including methods of questioning the witnesses, interviewing, interrogation, and case preparation with stress on recognition of cause and evidence.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1702
FFP

Fundamentals of Fire and Emergency Services

This course introduces the student to the firefighting profession and reinforces the need for continuous learning for career firefighters. Classroom instruction includes a variety of fire related topics about the firefighting profession. Practical exercises and scenarios are included to enhance classroom instruction and to utilize real world examples.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1741
FFP

Fire Service Course Design

Prerequisites: Certified fire fighter and basic fire science knowledge. Emphasizes techniques that help a fire service instructor develop skills in curriculum development.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2111
FFP

Fire Chemistry

Prerequisite: Basic fire science or law enforcement knowledge. This course is designed to show the arson investigator the different forms of matter and energy, common substances, and how they relate to fires. The chemical formulas of flammable and combustible substances, their bondings and separations, as well as the different chemical reactions related to fire and oxidation are covered. Particular emphasis is placed on the specific substance used by arsonists to ignite and accelerate burnings. NOTE: Part of HazMat Tech, Fire Investigator I, Fire Inspector II, and Fire Officer II.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2120
FFP

Building Construction for the Fire Service

Prerequisite: Work experience as paid or volunteer firefighter. The study of problems of building fires; structural fire elements; fire resistance; surface finishes; fire spread by windows, air conditioning, building elements, and nonstructural elements.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2521
FFP

Blueprint Reading and Plans Examination

Preparation course of study for exam in blueprint reading and plans.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2700
FFP

Fire Department Administration, Management, Supervision

Administrative, managerial, and supervisory principles that apply to the fire science. Intended for those seeking to participate in upper-level organizational activity such as budgeting, cost controls, goal-setting, manpower acquisition and distribution, and for those seeking to supervise fire company personnel with emphasis on leadership traits, training, planning, and company officer responsibilities.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2706
FFP

Public Information Officer

A study of what public relations is and how a fire department can utilize positive public relations to benefit the organization and the public. This course describes the functions of a public relations officer along with the responsibilities the position holds.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2720
FFP

Company Officer

Broad concepts of supervision and leadership; analysis of the kinds of effective leadership needed in the fire sciences; supervising in high stress conditions; use of case studies and individual goal-setting.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2740
FFP

Fire Science Instructor Techniques

Principles, procedures, and techniques of teaching with emphasis on methods of instruction, developing training outlines, use of visual aids, and testing procedures of fire science instructors.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2770
FFP

Ethical and Legal Issues for the Fire Service

Prerequisite: Basic fire science knowledge. A study of the entire spectrum of issues facing today's fire service leaders. Topics include: labor relations, human rights and diversity; conflicts of interest, and making frameworks for ethical decision making.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2793
FFP

Fire and Life Safety Educator I

Prerequisite: Basic fire science knowledge. A study of the skills and knowledge needed to successfully perform as a Fire and Life Safety Educator as addressed in NFPA 1035. Topics include fire behavior, community assessment, injury prevention, and juvenile fire setting.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2810
FFP

Firefighting Strategy and Tactics

A study of multiple company operations, logistics, strategy, use of mutual aid forces, and conflagration control. Intended for high-ranking officers who may be in command of major fires and other emergencies involving close coordination and maximum use of large amounts of manpower and equipment. Typical tactical situations and case histories will be given.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2811
FFP

Firefighting Strategy and Tactics II

Prerequisites: Certified fire fighter, basic fire science knowledge, and FFP1810 or FFP2810. A study of action plans, command and control, safety, building dynamics, sprinkler operations, fire company operations, and various types of fires. An advanced study intended for higher ranking officers using state or locally provided scenarios.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2949
FFP

COOP/Work Experience/Fire Science

1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student’s major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.

Credit hours: 1
Other hours: 1

CJJ - Juvenile Justice

1001
CJJ

Crime and Delinquency

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2002
CJJ

Juvenile Justice

This course examines the public policy issues pertaining to juvenile delinquency and dependency. The parens patriae doctrine is examined in theory and in practice as the fundamental philosophical basis for evolution of the contemporary American juvenile justice system. Major topics explored include causes of delinquency, societal responses, and trends indicative of future directions in juvenile justice.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

CJE - Law Enforcement

1000
CJE

Introduction to Law Enforcement

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1300
CJE

Police Organization and Administration

This course covers the principles of organization and administration in law enforcement, to include functions and activities, planning and research, public relations, personnel and training, inspection and control, and policy formulation.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1306
CJE

Middle Management

This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Advanced Training Program. It is designed to teach the criminal justice practitioner principles for Mid-level Management within their respective criminal justice organizations.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1405
CJE

Managing and Communicating with Inmates and Offenders

Prerequisites: Students should have successfully completed the Law Enforcement, Correctional, or Correctional Officer Basic Training course or have been exempted and possess sufficient experience and background to meet the standard core of knowledge. Officers must have successfully passed the State Officer Certification Exam. Officers who successfully complete the Managing and Communicating with Officers course may be eligible for salary incentive payments, or may apply this course toward satisfying their mandatory retraining requirements, per Florida Statutes. This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Advanced Training Program. It is one of a series of non-sequential general or specialized skills training programs. Courses in the Advanced (or Specialized) Training Program are designed to enhance an officer’s knowledge, skills, and abilities for the job he/she performs. The law enforcement, correctional, and correctional probation officer and supervisor may realize an increased level of safety and management skills at the completion of the course. The course provides information about social, emotional, and organizational intelligence to enhance human interaction skills. Information and student participation includes practice of the communication skills. This course may be helpful for officers communicating with individuals who have mental illness, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders. This is a limited access course.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1406
CJE

Spanish for the Criminal Justice Professionals

Prerequisites: Students should have successfully completed the Law Enforcement, Correctional, or Correctional Officer Basic Training course or have been exempted and possess sufficient experience and background to meet the standard core of knowledge. Officers must have successfully passed the State Officer Certification Exam. Officers who successfully complete the Spanish for Criminal Justice Professionals course may be eligible for salary incentive payments, or may apply this course toward satisfying their mandatory retraining requirements, per Florida Statutes. This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Advanced Training Program. It is one of a series of non-sequential general or specialized skills training programs. Courses in the Advanced (or Specialized) Training Program are designed to enhance an officer’s knowledge, skills, and abilities for the job he/she performs. To learn to communicate criminal justice commands using basic Spanish language skills. This is a limited access course.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1500
CJE

Police Operations

This course provides an overview of the principles of organization and administration as they apply to police organizations. Topics include the responsibilities and activities of the many units and divisions within a law enforcement agency.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1544
CJE

Laser and Radar Speed Measurement

Prerequisites: Students should have successfully completed the Law Enforcement Basic Training course or have been exempted and possess sufficient experience and background to meet the standard core of knowledge. Officers must have successfully passed the State Officer Certification Exam. Officers who successfully complete the Laser and Radar Speed Measurement course may be eligible for salary incentive payments, or may apply this course toward satisfying their mandatory retraining requirements, per Florida Statutes. This course is designed for the law enforcement officer whose duties include speed enforcement to improve the officer’s effectiveness in speed enforcement through the proper and efficient use of police traffic radar and laser speed measurement devices.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1640
CJE

Introduction to Crime Scene Technology

$25.00 lab fee This course will provide an introduction to various methods of crime scene investigation and the scientific principles that govern them. Emphasis will be on the Locard Exchange Principle and sequential evidence processing.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1643
CJE

Advanced Crime Scene Technology

Prerequisite: CJE1640. This course covers advanced principles, theories, and applications in crime scene technology. An overview of specialized collection procedures of weapons, traffic crash evidence, arson, gunshot residue, blood splatter, and recovery of buried bodies and surface skeletons are included.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1770
CJE

Crime Scene Photography I

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1772
CJE

Advanced Crime Scene Photography

Prerequisite: CJE1770. This course includes basic photographic skills including camera operation and exposure control. It is a hands-on course that will build basic proficiency in documenting a crime scene. Each student should have access to a digital camera and software to process the pictures.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2031
CJE

Advanced Report Writing and Review

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2304
CJE

Line Supervision

Credit hours: 5
Lecture hours: 5.333

2308
CJE

Developing and Maintaining a Sound Organization

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2309
CJE

Building and Maintaining a Sound Behavioral Climate

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2400
CJE

Police Community Relations

This course provides an understanding of the complex factors involved in human relations between the community and law enforcement. The police role and nature, meaning, and implications of professionalism in policing are explored in order to provide a better understanding of the necessity for a successful police-citizen partnership.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2404
CJE

Community and Human Relations

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2534
CJE

CMS Firearms Instructor Course

$167.00 lab fee Designed for law enforcement, corrections, and correctional probation officers to acquire the necessary skills to become firearms instructors. Emphasis on both technical and practical applications of the revolver, semiautomatic, riot shotgun, and rifle with emphasis on instructor techniques and methodology. The student must successfully pass a written exam with a minimum score of 80% and CJSTC handgun and shotgun course with an above average score (90% or better) and a practical in each respective area. Students are required to provide an approved duty weapon, a safe duty holster and at least two extra speed loaders or magazines. GCCC will provide riot shotguns and AR-15 rifles. The lab fee covers support materials, safety gear, and ammunition for .38 cal., .357 cal., 9 mm, .40 cal. shotgun, and rifle.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2536
CJE

Basic Law Enforcement Driving Instructor Course

$20.00 lab fee Prerequisites: CJB2801, General/CMS Principles for driver instructor. Topics include legal issues in driving instruction, facility development and management, the Basic Recruit curriculum, problems in driving instruction, and evaluation techniques.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2564
CJE

Domestic Intervention

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2565
CJE

Crisis Intervention

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2567
CJE

CMS First Aid Instructor Course

$23.00 lab fee This course is a specialized instructor course that provides the required training an officer must have to apply for a High-Liability Instructor Certification in First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers. Instructor students must possess a General Instructor Certification or be eligible for and apply for the General Instructor Certification at the same time as the High-Liability Instructor Certification. They should possess sufficient experience to meet the standard core of knowledge, pursuant to the requirements outlined in this course.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2570
CJE

Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Investigations

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2582
CJE

Investigative Interview

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2600
CJE

Introduction to Criminal Investigations

This course is a survey of the methods and techniques used by contemporary criminal justice agencies in criminal investigation and its role in society. The course will include studies of such aspects as the discovery of evidence and its preservation and marking, fingerprinting, and identification. The course will also explore the identification and elements of homicide, burglary, robbery, and narcotics violations.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2633
CJE

Sex Crimes Investigation

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2634
CJE

Injury and Death Investigation

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2640
CJE

Introduction to Forensic Science

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2644
CJE

Crime Scene Safety

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

2671
CJE

Latent Fingerprint Development

$24.00 lab fee Prerequisite: CJE2672. This course covers the techniques involved in detection, enhancement, and recovery of latent fingerprints from physical evidence. Chemical and mechanical methods will be taught for use on varying surfaces.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2672
CJE

Fingerprint Classification

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2676
CJE

Biological Evidence

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

2702
CJE

Office Stress Awareness and Resolution

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2704
CJE

Investigating Crimes Against Children

This is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Advanced Training Program. It is one of a series of non-sequential advanced skills training program. Courses in the Advanced Training Program are designed to enhance an officer's knowledge, skills, and abilities for the job he/she performs. This course is designed to provide the inexperienced officer with the advanced skills necessary to effectively investigate crimes against children. Students should have successfully completed the Basic Training course or have been exempted and possess sufficient experience and background to meet the standard core of knowledge. Officers who successfully complete this course may be eligible for salary incentive payments, or may apply this course toward satisfying their mandatory retraining requirements, per Florida Statutes.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2730
CJE

Drug Abuse Awareness And Education

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

SCY - Security Guard

0501
SCY

Unarmed Security Guard

Credit hours: 1.5
Lecture hours: 2.666

0503C
SCY

Armed Security Guard

$56.00 lab fee This course is designed to meet or exceed the Florida Department of State requirements for obtaining a Class “G” armed security officer license. This course provides practical experience and qualification in firearms as well as a review of Florida state law. Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible for application to the Florida Department of State for licensure as an armed security officer.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1.866

Public Safety Faculty

Name Title Phone Email
John Ammons Instructor (850) 769-1551 ext. 5613 jammons@gulfcoast.edu
Douglas Boortz Instructor (850) 769-1551 ext. 5511 dboortz@gulfcoast.edu
Daniel Finley Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 5603 dfinley@gulfcoast.edu
Kevin Granberg Instructor (850) 769-1551 ext. 5606 kgranberg@gulfcoast.edu
Nick Rivera Instructor (850) 769-1551 ext. 5605 nrivera@gulfcoast.edu
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