Available Vocational Courses

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In this course, topics of current interest are presented in group instruction. This course may be taken three times for credit and depending upon the subject may have a lab fee required.
This course will explore the history, development and implementation of community-based corrections, specifically probation, parole and community control.
This course provides an overview of police administration and management. It examines various approaches to police organization and supervision. This course emphasizes the difference between management and leadership. Stress is placed on organization and individual values in order to accomplish common goals.
This course provides an overview of the law enforcement training program and the requirements for students to become sworn officers, gives students instruction on basic criminal justice values and ethics, defines sexual harassment and ways to avoid compromising interactions with other officers and the public and emphasizes the command structure within a criminal justice agency. Students will also receive a basic understanding of the structure and components of the criminal justice system.
This course provides an overview of the Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program and the requirements to become a sworn officer. You will learn about basic criminal ethics, ways to avoid compromising interactions, and command structure. You will also receive a basic introduction to the criminal justice system.
Crisis intervention is a major aspect of a law enforcement officer's job. This course will enable the student to know the different types of crisis situations that they could encounter when responding to a call.
To act properly and effectively as law enforcement officers without infringing on individual rights, students must have an understanding of federal, state and local laws. Students will become familiar with case law and how it interprets and further explains enacted laws. This course will provide a solid legal foundation from which students may function as law enforcement officers.
Miscommunication may create problems and potential safety issues. Miscommunication happens for different reasons, including unclear expressions, communication barriers or failure to understand the needs of the listener. This course explains the common communication traits of individuals based upon their cultures, experiences, physical and psychological conditions and how specific situations can challenge an officer’s effort to perform his or her duties. Officers who possess strong interpersonal skills can respond appropriately while circumventing potential emotional triggers during a crisis situation.
This course will enable the student to effectively develop interviewing techniques, note-taking skills and report-writing principles and mechanics. These are critical tasks that law enforcement officers must perform every day. The terms "incident report" and "report" will be used interchangeably throughout this course.
In this chapter, you will learn several communication skills that will make you safer and more effective in your work as a law enforcement officer. Officers who possess strong interpersonal skills can respond appropriately and potentially avoid triggering or escalating a crisis situation.
Law enforcement officers communicate daily with other officers, supervisors, victims, witnesses, suspects and their friends and relatives. This course covers telecommunications, communications and interpersonal skills, human interaction issues, interviewing ideology and report-writing principles and mechanics.
As a law enforcement officer you must have a basic knowledge of the law and be able to apply the law to specific situations. To act properly and effectively as law enforcement officers without infringing on individual rights, you must have an understanding of federal, state and local laws. This course will provide a solid legal foundation to help you perform your duties.
During an investigation, the most important thing you can find is the truth. Conducting lawful and effective interviews is a major component of the investigative process and this requires developing strong note-taking and interviewing skills. In addition, you must learn to write effective reports.
This course will better prepare prospective officers to apply all applicable vehicle operations knowledge and techniques. Lab fee required.
You will respond to a variety of calls for service while on patrol. These calls may involve people with unique challenges, people in crisis, and high-risk groups. This course provides an overview of how to respond safely to the diverse populations you will encounter.
This course of instruction serves to familiarize the student with the criminal justice system and its functions, including the areas of law enforcement, corrections and the state and federal court systems.
This course of instruction serves to provide the student with a foundational understanding of America's legal system and the various types of laws, with an emphasis on Florida criminal law.
This course of instruction serves to provide the student with the necessary skills to operate radio equipment, conduct interviews and prepare basic written reports.
This course of instruction serves to provide the student with the necessary skills to communicate effectively and professionally when interacting with people from varying backgrounds under a variety of circumstances.
This course of instruction serves to provide the student with the necessary skills to respond to calls for service, make arrests and transport prisoners. Students will learn the skills necessary to perform building searches and search, inventory and impound vehicles.
This course of instruction serves to provide the student with the necessary skills to identify and take appropriate enforcement action for traffic violations, to safely respond to and assist at the scene of traffic crashes.
This course of instruction serves to provide the student with the necessary skills to respond to and protect a crime scene and to deliver effective court testimony.
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 introduces the student to crowd control, criminal gangs and extremist groups, hazard identification, building searches and identifying weapons of mass destruction. Lab fee required.
This course provides an overview of the law enforcement techniques and tactics that officers use while on patrol. This includes the use of communications equipment, community-oriented policing, and office safety and survival skills. It also explains how to respond to non-criminal calls and conduct structure and area searches, and provides resources that officers use while on patrol.
Law enforcement officers will spend the majority of their time patrolling an assigned area. This course provides an overview of the law enforcement techniques and tactics that officers use while on patrol. The course focuses on the use of communications equipment, Community Oriented Policing, officer safety and survival skills, basic instruction on responding to calls, making arrests as well as helpful resources.
Law enforcement officers will spend the majority of their time patrolling an assigned area. While patrolling, officers will respond to a variety of calls for service and will vary between non-criminal and criminal incidents. Non-criminal calls for service may range from a request for information to performing a security check of a structure. Criminal calls for service are any incidents involving an alleged violation of criminal law. This course provides an overview of the more common calls for service that an officer may encounter.
In this course, you will learn how to respond to an incident that has the potential for an arrest by following a basic investigative sequence that focuses on fairness in the process and the outcome.
In this course, you will learn how to respond to an incident involving petit or grand theft and incidents involving a stolen vehicle or property.
Of all the tasks assigned to law enforcement, none is more important than conducting an impartial investigation to bring a suspect to justice. This is the main reason officers have earned the public’s trust over years of service. The quality of an investigation will undergo scrutiny beginning with the supervisor’s review of the initial report and ending with the appeal process. Officers must conduct each investigation with attention to accuracy, detail and professionalism. Officers will establish a reputation in court and in public based upon the quality of their work. This course will identify the key elements of crimes most frequently encountered during a shift to help the officer avoid some common mistakes made in the field.
Upon arriving at an incident or crime scene, an officer will take a sequences of steps to protect all parties, gather information, identify, separate and interview subjects and complete the initial investigation successfully. The single most significant part of the initial stage of a criminal investigation is the processing of the crime scene, identifying types of evidence that might be present at a scene based on an evaluation of the incident or crime and knowing when and how to get help in searching the scene. The first priority is to secure, protect and preserve the scene to avoid contaminating the evidence. The second priority must be to search for, identify, document, collect and maintain the physical evidence or the prosecution of the suspect may be in jeopardy.
In this course, you will learn how to apply the rules and concepts of evidence to a crime scene and follow-up investigation to support a successful prosecution.
Law enforcement officers make numerous traffic stops daily. All too often, drivers are impaired by the use of alcohol or drugs, making them a hazard to themselves and other motorists. This course will train officers to detect impaired driving, administer field sobriety tests, make arrests when appropriate and record the evidence of a DUI offense.
Law enforcement officers make numerous traffic stops daily. This course prepares basic recruits for traffic stops.
Law enforcement officers conduct traffic crash investigations by following a step-by-step approach that encompasses the initial response to the scene, scene assessment and protection, the identification and analysis of information gathered from witnesses, the thorough investigation of the crash, the evaluation of physical evidence collected, returning the crash scene to normal, taking appropriate enforcement action and documenting the crash.
Law enforcement officers must be prepared to address many situations in the course of patrolling their assigned areas. This course provides an overview of law enforcement techniques and tactics employed in confronting large scale or critical incidents.
In this course, you will learn the structure of the Incident Command System (ICS) and your role when responding to a critical incident. This course provides an overview of law enforcement techniques and tactics used when confronting large-scale or critical incidents. These may include natural disasters, active shooters, exposure to hazardous materials, and explosive devices.
This course introduces the student to the concept of fitness for living. Each student shall have the opportunity to evaluate one's self and engage in a planned program for fitness.
The student will learn community relations within a corrections environment, techniques and courtesy with emphasis given to assisting the inmate with rules and regulations. Intervention techniques for various situations including suicide, violence and other crises are studied. Human diversity, stress recognition and reduction are included. Lab fee required.
This course will provide the student with knowledge about human adjustment to imprisonment. The criminal types and careers are studied. Special population subgroup needs and programs are explored and inmate supervision techniques are examined. Lab fee required.
In this course students learn the operation of a correctional facility. Safety and health care for inmates, inmate control procedures, property and classifications procedures are learned along with bonding and release regulations. Inmate disciplinary functions are taught according to state rules and regulations. Accountability and bookkeeping procedures, patrol techniques and hazards to the officer are also covered. Lab fee required.
This course prepares students to meet the certification requirements for an unarmed Private Security Officer (Class "D" license).
This course prepares students for the Armed Private Security Officer advanced certified training for the Class "G" license and for specialized security such as those employed by nuclear generating plants and hospitals.
This course will instruct the student on the legal, ethical and professional requirements of a Correctional Officer. Instruction will include certification requirements, inmates' rights, use of force and applicable state and Federal statutes.
This course will instruct the student in recognizing actual and potentially hazardous situations encountered in a correctional setting. Students will be instructed in the proper response procedures.
This course is designed for the certified corrections officer(s) to cross over to law enforcement. This course focuses on high liability areas containing the following law enforcement course material: CJK 0031 prepares prospective officers to apply basic first aid knowledge and techniques to emergencies. CJK 0040 includes firearms safety. Lab fee required.
This course includes the basic knowledge and skills for certified corrections officer(s) in law, criminal justice values and ethics, sexual harassment, constitutional law, classification of offenses, search and seizure, standards of legal justification, laws of arrest, laws of interrogation, criminal intent, level of criminal involvement, drafting probable cause affidavits, use of force, legal considerations in juvenile law and information about the criminal justice system in Florida and the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
Law enforcement officers communicate daily with other law enforcement personnel, victims, witnesses, suspects, friends and relatives. This course will cover gathering information, correctly identifying their audience, conducting a basic interview, root causes of miscommunication, the organization of information chronologically, the organization of information categorically, information documentation, taking a statement, report classifying, using grammar correctly in writing reports and completing the arrest/probable cause affidavit.
Law enforcement officers respond to many calls involving suicidal, disabled, elderly, juveniles and those who are abusing legal/illegal substances. This course will enable the student to respond to the crisis call of the suicidal person, assess the risk of suicide and provide the most appropriate intervention to calm the situation. The student will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms specific to the disability and provide the proper intervention. The student will also assess the juvenile behavioral characteristics and provide the most appropriate intervention. The student will recognize the call involving substance abuse and with officer safety in mind, identify the substance and paraphernalia on scene and provide the most appropriate intervention.
This course is an introduction overview of the criminal justice system. The student learns the history of corrections, the foundation and basic components of the legal system as well as court and trial procedures. Professional behavior, ethics and the primary responsibilities of the corrections officer are studied along with an overview of inmates' legal rights and classification of offenses. Lab fee required.
This course introduces the student to the concept of fitness for living. Each student shall have the opportunity to evaluate one's self and engage in a planned program for fitness.
Constitutional law and its application to corrections officers' needs, evidence procedures, search and seizure and an in-depth coverage of specific offenses are the focus of this course. Lab fee required.
In this course the student is introduced to the report-writing process from the interview, taking statements and note-taking to the final correctional report produced. Inter-personal communication skills are covered along with radio and telephone equipment and procedures. Lab fee required.
This course is part of the Correctional Office Cross-Over Training to Florida CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) Program 1191 and provides a legal foundation for the law enforcement profession.
This course is part of the Correctional Officer Cross-Over Training to Florida CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) Program 1191 and provides basic information regarding human interaction, interviewing skills, telecommunications equipment and procedures and report-writing.
This course is part of the Correctional Officer Cross-Over Training to Florida CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) Program 1191 and provides a foundation for responding and interviewing in a variety of situations involving persons with disabilities, substance abuse and other crises.
This course provides an overview of the law enforcement training program and the requirements for students to become law enforcement officers, gives students instruction in criminal justice values and ethics, provides students with an understanding of the criminal justice system and instructs students in the relevant aspects of criminal and constitutional law.
This course is part of the Correctional Officer Cross-Over Training to Florida CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) Program 1191 and provides basic patrol training for the law enforcement profession.
This course is part of the Correctional Officer Cross-Over Training to Florida CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program (CJSTC) Program 1191. The academy and instructor are charged with developing wellness and nutritional materials for this course. The wellness nutritional component can be in outline format and should be structured to improve the overall health of the recruits. The plan should cover the basic elements of nutrition, weight control, stress management and other applicable topics. Training centers may also choose to include a physical fitness component. However, instructors are not required to conduct the two physical fitness tests required by CJSTC rules in a full basic recruit training program or submit form CJSTC-67A.
This course covers note-taking, interviewing and report-writing principles and mechanics. These are critical tasks that law enforcement officers must perform every day. During any investigation, the most important thing an officer can find is the truth. Lawful and effective interviews can lead an officer directly to the truth. Therefore, it is crucial to justice that officers develop effective interviewing techniques and note-taking skills. In addition, officers must develop effective report-writing skills. A poorly written report that contains inadequate or inaccurate information can discredit the best of investigations and demean the writer’s competence and professionalism.
This course offers students instruction in how to respond to crisis situations in a law enforcement context. Topics include medical, psychological and emotional situations and the correct responses.
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.
This course prepares the student for participation in lifestyle activities which will promote health and wellness.
This course provides training and transitions a student from the use of a semi-automatic handgun to a revolver or vice versa. Students must demonstrate proficiency for both handgun daytime and handgun nighttime using the course of fire specified in this course.
This course is designed for instructors to deliver expanded or updated instruction on curriculum topics contained in the cross-over program. The eight hours do not have to be taught in one block but may be distributed as needed throughout the program with the approval of the training center director. For example, additional time may be used to integrate updated techniques or instruction from the high liability textbook, apply relevant case law or review topics from the curriculum textbook not specifically designated for classroom instruction. Because these hours may be distributed to other courses in the cross-over program, a written end-of-course exam is not required for the cross-over program updates course.
This course will reinforce the materials covered in CJK 0031, First Aid; CJK 0051, Defensive Tactics, in preparation for the State Officer Certification Examination.
This chapter will provide you with the necessary information about traffic statutes and procedures and will lay the foundations for you to practice excellent traffic enforcement. This includes directing traffic, issuing citations, and handling unattended, abandoned or disabled vehicles.
At the end of this lesson, you will know how to professionally interact with people during a traffic stop. Traffic stops are tense, and how you interact with those in the vehicle could shape the way they view law enforcement in their community.
At the end of this lesson, you will know the basic steps of traffic crash management and how to safely approach a traffic crash scene. This approach includes responding to, assessing and protecting the scene; gathering and evaluating information and evidence; returning the scene to the normal condition; taking appropriate enforcement action; and documenting the crash.
This chapter provides information on how a law enforcement officer detects impaired driving, administers field sobriety tests, makes arrests when appropriate and records the evidence of a DUI (driving under the influence) offense.
In this course you will learn the legal and use of force aspects of using a stun gun or CEW, how using a stun gun or CEW affects the human body and how to operate a stun gun or CEW safely.
This course will introduce the student to the basics of the stun gun, particularly the dart-firing stun gun and provide knowledge of its practical use. Lab fee required.
This course will cover facility tensions, such as riots, by teaching students prevention procedures and techniques. It will also explore the handling of unusual disturbances, firefighting principles and emergency procedures for natural or man-made disasters. Lab fee required.

Contact

Criminal Justice Institute
407.708.2220
Fax: 407.322.1309
Office: PS-100
Campus: Sanford/Lake Mary