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Corrections Academy

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 552 hours (approximately 15 weeks) 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 Katherine Poynter, Corrections Academy Coordinator, at (813) 253-7954 or by email at kpoynter@hccfl.edu