CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING ACADEMY
Correctional Officer Certification - Vocational Certificate (CORO-VC)
AREA OF CONCENTRATION: The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as correctional officers. The program includes courses mandated for certification as a correctional officer. Students who graduate from this program would typically work as correctional officers within a county or state correctional facility. Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the state certification correctional 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:
Citizen of the 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 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 recruit
For further information about Correctional Officer training at the North Bay Campus in Southport contact:
For further information about Correctional Officer training at the Gulf/Franklin Campus in Port St. Joe contact:
850.769.1551 ext. 5511 email@example.com
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES ARE
REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATION
CJD 0939, C.O. Capstone
CJK 0031C, CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers
CJK 0040C, CMS Criminal Justice Firearms
CJK 0051C, CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics
CJK 0300, Introduction to Corrections
CJK 0305, Communications
CJK 0310, Officer Safety
CJK 0315, Facility & Equipment
CJK 0320, Intake and Release
CJK 0325, Supervising in a Correctional Facility
CJK 0330, Supervising Special Populations
CJK 0335, Responding to Incidents & Emergencies
CJK 0340, Officer Wellness and Physical Abilities
TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS
After completing the correctional officer training and passing
the state examination, students may continue their education
by completing the Associate of Science degree in
Criminal Justice Technology.
+ Prerequisites required.
# Applies only to A.S. degree and certificate programs.