The Hillsborough Community College Corrections Academy prepares Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Cadets with the necessary training required to pass the Florida Department of Law Enforcement State Certification Examination. Cadets are prepared both physically and mentally to perform as a Correctional Officer.
The Academy provides an intensive 420 hours of training that meets or exceeds all state requirements. Emphasis is placed on correctional operations, defensive tactics, first Aid, firearms, and physical fitness. Upon completion of the Academy, the cadet may apply for credit towards their academic degree. For recruiting/employment information, please visit http://www.hcso.tampa.fl.us/
For more information on the Corrections Academy, please contact TBA.
This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate. It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.
This program prepares students for employment as a correctional officer in a criminal justice facility. Please call the Criminal Justice Training Institute Program Manager at 253-7954 to obtain an application handbook.
Clock hr. Voc. cr.
CJK 0300 Introduction to Corrections 32 hr. 1.1 cr.
CJK 0305 Communications 40 hr. 1.3 cr.
CJK 0310 Officer Safety 16 hr. 0.5 cr.
CJK 0315 Facility and Equipment 8 hr. 0.3 cr.
CJK 0320 Intake and Release 18 hr. 0.6 cr.
CJK 0325 Supervising in a Correctional Facility 40 hr. 1.3 cr.
CJK 0330 Supervising Special Populations 20 hr. 0.7 cr.
CJK 0031 First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers 40 hr. 1.33 cr.
CJK 0040 Criminal Justice Firearms 80 hr. 2.66 cr.
CJK 0051 Criminal Justice Defense Tactics 80 hr. 2.66 cr.
CJK 0335 Responding to Emergencies 16 hr. 0.5 cr.
CJK 0340 Officer Wellness and Physical Abilities 30 hr. 1 cr.