This is an advanced/specialized training course for law enforcement or corrections officers. This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission's approved Advanced Training Program. It is one of a series of non-sequential career skills training programs. Courses in the Advanced Training Program are designed to enhance an officer's knowledge, skills and abilities for the job he or she performs. The FTO course is designed to introduce the criminal justice officer to all aspects of field training and evaluation programs modeled after the San Jose, California Police Department program established in the 1970s and widely emulated in many Florida criminal justice agencies. Five hours of elective topics have been provided in this course to allow for variations of interest and need. This variable five-hour elective topic block may be used to expand one or more of the existing core topic areas, to add one or more of the suggested commission-approved elective topic areas or to add alternative elective topic areas. The alternative elective topic areas selected should reflect local needs. Students should have successfully completed the basic recruit training course or have been exempted and possess sufficient experience and background to meet the standard core of knowledge. In addition, students should hold a position for which task performance may be enhanced with the completion of this course. Officers successfully completing the Field Training Officer course may be eligible for salary incentive payments or may apply this course toward satisfying their mandatory retraining requirements per Florida Statutes.
Terms Typically Offered:Offered as Needed
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes
for the term.
The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide
Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public
institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.