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Correctional Officer - Basic Recruit Training - 50120

420 hours

(Selective Admission)

The Corrections Basic Recruit Training prepares students as entry level Corrections Officers in the State of Florida. Practical skills and simulated activities compliment the classroom instruction. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the Florida Department of Law Enforcement State Certification Examination. This minimum standard class is regulated by Florida Statutes and is a highly structured and disciplined program with special rules, policies, and procedures.

Degree Requirements

Required program:

CJK 0300Introduction to Corrections (N)

32 hours

CJK 0305Communications (N)

40 hours

CJK 0310Officer Safety (N)

16 hours

CJK 0315Facility and Equipment (N)

8 hours

CJK 0320Intake and Release (N)

18 hours

CJK 0325Supervising in a Correctional Facility (N)

40 hours

CJK 0330Supervising Special Populations (N)

20 hours

CJK 0335Responding to Incidents and Emergencies (N)

16 hours

CJK 0051Defensive Tactics (N)

80 hours

CJK 0040CCriminal Justice Firearms (N)

80 hours

CJK 0031First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers (N)

40 hours

CJK 0340Officer Wellness and Physical Fitness (N)

30 hours


CJK 0322 Practical Applications (N)

16 hours

CJK 0109Review for Basic Corrections (N)

24 hours