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Florida Corrections Officer Academy

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Program at-a-glance
Program Length: 3.5 months
Program Requirements: See Catalog
Location: St. Augustine Campus
Start Date: Sept. 5, 2017
Classes meet Mon. - Thur., 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with select Friday and evening sessions
Basic Motor Skills Test: July 5, at 8:00 a.m.
Orientation: Aug. 14, 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Application: Corrections Officer and
               Physical Fitness Assessment
Tuition and Fees: See Catalog
Financial Aid: Apply now!
Scholarships: Deadline April 1
Job Outlook/Salary: Career Coach
Program Planing Assistance
Gainful Employment
Phone: (904) 808-7490

Applicants must print and complete all documents in the packet and bring to the Criminal Justice Training Center on the St. Augustine campus. (The application portion of the packet can be filled out electronically and then printed.)

The BAT test must be scheduled with the SJR State Testing Center on the Palatka Campus (386) 312-4228. Clients must pay $40.00 in advance (at any campus business office) and have a receipt in order to reserve a seat.

Florida Corrections Officer Academy (0540) – Vocational Certificate
Corrections Officers are professionals who oversee and maintain custody, care and control of inmates of a facility, while enforcing the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the agency.

A career in Corrections offers:

  • Public sector stability
  • A challenging work environment
  • The ability to facilitate change and personal growth in the lives of others
  • Upward mobility
  • The experience law enforcement agencies are seeking in road deputies
  • Entry-level annual salary approx. $32,000

The curriculum is prescribed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission in accordance with Florida Statutes. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible to take the state exam for corrections officer.

Special admission requirements - APPLY EARLY!

The SJR State advantage
Ask any student and they will tell you that confidence is gained from experience. It is what instructors and employers call the "competitive edge."
  • State-of-the-art simulators, forensics labs, and equipment provide the latest hands-on training
  • Instructors are current professionals in their field
  • Are you a Veteran? Find out how to use your G.I. Bill toward your education
  • Workforce advisers are located on each campus and provide resources and assistance to students throughout the program.

Are you currently a certified law enforcement officer?

Law Enforcement Officer Cross-over Training to Florida CMS Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program (0545) – Vocational Certificate
Program Requirements: See Catalog
Application: Cross-Over Program

* For more information regarding the College's use of Social Security Numbers, click here.

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Johan G. Tschannerl

Deputy Johan "G" Tschannerl, of the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, is ready to break down the stereotypes associated with careers in the correctional field. While a career in corrections may not be for everyone, it is a great career. In addition to offering the physically, mentally and intellectually challenging setting you would expect in a criminal justice profession, the job outlook, salary and opportunities for advancement may exceed your expectations. >>

Why begin your career in Corrections?