St. Johns River State College is accepting applications for its Florida Corrections Officer Academy program
St. Johns River State College is accepting applications for its Florida Corrections Officer Academy basic recruit program. Day classes are scheduled to begin September 5. Orientation is set for August 14. Classes are based on the St. Augustine campus. Applicants should apply early due to special admission requirements.
The program provides job-related, hands-on training to prepare candidates for entry-level employment as corrections officers and includes courses in defensive tactics, firearms, communications, supervising special populations and more. Cadets who complete the 3.5 month certificate program will be eligible to take the state certification exam.
Careers in corrections offer individuals the opportunity to provide public sector stability, a challenging work environment, upward mobility, and the ability to facilitate change and personal growth in the lives of others. The entry-level salary for correctional officers is approximately $30,000 annually. For cadets seeking careers in criminal justice, beginning their careers in corrections is an ideal way to gain the kind of experience law enforcement agencies are seeking.
The vocational certificate program also allows credit hours to be transferred into SJR State’s criminal justice technology program, an A.S. degree program designed to prepare officers for management positions.
For more information, contact the SJR State St. Augustine campus at (904) 808-7490. The application packet is available online at SJRstate.edu/correct.html.
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