Crossover Correctional Officer
Correctional Probation Officer (COPRO-VC)
PROGRAM GOAL: The purpose of this program is to
prepare students for employment as correctional probation
officers. The program is designed to meet the needs of
students who have completed correctional officer certification
training, and now wish to pursue correctional probation
officer certification. This program includes courses mandated
for certification as a correctional probation officer of a person
previously trained as a correctional officer. Students who
graduate from this program would typically work as private
or state correctional probation officers. Completion of this
program allows students to take the state certification
correctional probation officer examination. (NOTE: Must be
19 years of age by date of employment).
PROGRAM ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
This is a restricted entry program based upon special
admission requirements established by the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement, the Criminal Justice
Training Academy, and the Department of Education.
Uniforms are required in this Academy structured program.
Class size is limited. Students should obtain an academy
application package from the Criminal Justice Training
Academy well in advance of program start date. Admission
requirements include the following:
- Certification as Florida Correctional Officer.
- Citizen of United States.
- High School diploma or GED (transcript required).
- Not discharged from Armed Forces under dishonorable
- Good moral character and NOT have been convicted of a
felony, or any misdemeanor involving lying or perjury.
- Physical examination by licensed physician, nurse
practitioner, or physician's assistant attesting capability
of performing essential functions of the officer position.
- Submit to and pass background investigation.
- Passing score on Florida Basic Abilities Test.
All courses in this program must be completed for the
certificate. A grade of 80% or higher is required to pass each
course. Academy classes have specific attendance policies
that may differ from the general GCSC attendance policy.
For specifics, contact the program manager or the academy
||Correctional Legal Crossover to Correctional Probation
||Correctional Crossover to Correctional Probation
||Correctional Probation Communication Skills
||Corr. Probation Supervision
|TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS
|Completion of these courses constitutes a certificate of
completion allowing students to take the state certification
examination for correctional probation officer.
|+ Prerequisites required.
# Applies only to A.S. degree, A.A.S. degree, and certificate programs.
|= PSAV course.