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Traditional Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program Post-Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate

Traditional Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program Post-Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate
Major Code: CRECT-VC
CIP: 0743010200
Educational Plan: CRECT-VC

Program Description

The Correctional Officer Program includes theory and application for those who wish to work in correctional facilities in Florida. Students successfully completing this program are prepared to take the State Certification Exam administered by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. This is a limited-access program.

Candidates must:

  • Apply and be accepted to Seminole State College;
  • Be at least 19 years of age;
  • Provide an official transcript(s) indicating successful completion of a standard high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Submit a completed Law Enforcement/Corrections/Crossover application;
  • Have a valid Florida driver's license;
  • Have no felony or misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statements, or moral turpitude;
  • Complete the CJBAT (Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test) and receive a score of "Pass"; and
  • Successfully complete a physical fitness assessment.

Priority admission will be given to applicants based on a review of the following areas:

  • Education level
  • Law enforcement experience
  • Military experience
  • Driving history
  • Criminal history
  • Drug use

These areas will be assessed based on a rubric which measures applicant's performance in each area.

Total program hours: 420

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Courses beginning with a leading digit of "0", postsecondary adult vocational courses and AER prefix courses do not meet the requirements for an Associate in Arts or Bachelor's degree. 

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

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Office: PS-100
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