Corrections-Crossover Correctional Probation Officer to Corrections Certificate (5016)
This certificate is intended to prepare professionals with a valid certificate in correctional probation for a career in corrections. Through TCC's Correctional Officer Certification Program, students can meet the minimum standards for employment as a correctional officer in a Florida-based facility operated by either a public or private employer.
This program focuses on legal aspects, courts systems, weapons, interpersonal communication skills, correctional operations, emergency preparedness, defensive tactics, first responder, and the state officer's certification examination review. Additionally, this program contains practical skills and field exercises including courtroom demeanor and testifying, report writing, collection and preservation of evidence, drug identification, radio communications, patrol techniques, firearms training, fingerprinting, chemical agent exposure and first aid training.
This certificate program is approximately 239-hours long, depending on prior certifications. Students can enroll in the program full-time or attend part-time during the evening.