Traditional Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program Career Certificate

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It’s a big responsibility being in charge of the supervision, safety, and security of inmates, but you are up for the challenge. This certificate includes theory and applications that will help you achieve your goals. Students who take this program are prepped and ready for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement state certification exam.

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Getting Started: Spring Term 2022

Sept. 30:  Financial Aid


Jan. 3:  Application


Jan. 10:  Classes Begin

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  • Industry involvement: Our industry-focused certificate programs offer excellent connections to Central Florida employers.
  • Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.

Additional Information

Traditional Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program
Type: Career Certificate
Major Code: CRECT-VC
CIP: 0743010200
Educational Pathway: CRECT-VC

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2022
This course will better prepare prospective officers to apply all applicable First Responder knowledge and techniques to emergency situations. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to give the student basic skills and knowledge needed to operate a firearm safely. Lab fee required.
This course provides physical skills training to basic recruits covering the use of force in controlling subjects and for self-defense. Although there is some classroom instruction, most of this course is physical training. Lab fee required.
This course provides students with an overview of the correctional officer training program and the requirements for becoming a certified officer. It also provides instruction on basic criminal justice values, ethics and a foundational knowledge of the law and the ability to apply that law to specific incidents.
This course provides students with practical communication skills for managing and supervising inmates, giving directions, answering questions and interacting with others in a professional and safe manner. The course includes interpersonal communication, telecommunications, interviewing, note-taking and report-writing.
This course provides students with an overview of officer safety and security concerns, identification, manipulation and deception, contraband and searches.
This course provides students with an overview and basic knowledge of standard equipment and materials used to keep correctional facilities clean, safe and secure. Students will also learn to identify common problems found when managing equipment.
This course provides students with an overview of the various intake, classification and release processes used by county and state facilities.
This course provides students with an overview of the role of the correctional officer in the care, custody and control of inmates. Students will also learn the importance of developing supervisory and observational skills, practicing officer safety and following policies and procedures to ensure the safe operation of a correctional facility.
This course provides students with an awareness of special populations and the appropriate responses when interacting with and supervising a variety of individuals that have been grouped together.
This course provides students with an awareness and ability to apply knowledge, training and reasonable judgment to ensure the safety and security of all persons at the facility during an emergency.
This course is designed to prepare students to perform the physical duties as a correctional officer through the implementation of a physical fitness training plan and a nutritional component.
Total Hours: 420

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Tuition and Fees*

 In StateOut of State
Tuition/Lab Fees (in state)$1,650$5,160
Uniforms$450$450
Books$100$100
Total$2,200$5,710

For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2019-20 fee schedule.

* Tuition, fees and other program costs are approximate and are subject to change. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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