Location(s): Program specific courses for this program are offered at the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus.
Program Entrance Requirements: All candidates entering the program must have proof of a standard high school diploma or GED. Candidates are required to complete the pre-program testing through Broward College Institute of Public Safety Regional Selection Center. The candidate must complete and achieve passing scores on the Basic Abilities Test for Corrections (BAT), and pass a physical fitness ability test (Basic Motor Skills). Some agencies will also require a Test of Adult Basic Ability (TABE). All test registrations must be completed online. The Corrections Academy Basic Training Program is a limited access program. Seating is limited to 40 students per academy program.
Program Description: The Institute is certified by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission to provide basic and advanced training. The Corrections Basic Recruit Training prepares students as entry-level corrections officers/deputies in the State of Florida. Practical skills and simulated activities complement the classroom instruction. This minimum standards program is regulated by Florida statutes and is a highly structured and disciplined program. Upon successful completion of the Basic Training Program, a student is eligible to take the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Corrections State Officer Certification exam. Upon achieving a passing score on the exam, the student, if not already hired, will be eligible to seek employment with a state corrections or local jail facility. For additional information on agency requirements for hire, students should refer to the standards as prescribed by Florida State Statute 943.17 and should contact the hiring agency.
Additional Program Information
Students completing their corrections academy training who do not already have a degree are strongly encouraged to continue their education by completing the A.S. degree in Criminal Justice. Students completing the Corrections Officer program are eligible to receive 6 college credits towards the A.S. degree in Criminal Justice.
- Corrections Officer Academy Basic Recruit Training 5270
- Criminal Justice, Associate of Science 21101
- Bachelor of Applied Science
|INTRODUCTION TO CORRECTIONS
|FACILITY AND EQUIPMENT
|INTAKE AND RELEASE
|SUPERVISING IN A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
|SUPERVISING SPECIAL POPULATIONS
|RESPONDING TO INCIDENTS AND EMERGENCIES
|FIRST AID FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE OFFICERS
|CMS CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEFENSIVE TACTICS
|OFFICER WELLNESS AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES
|Total Program Clock Hours
Notes: Students attend the Broward Corrections Academy Monday-Friday, 7:45am-5 pm. Schedules are subject to change. Students must maintain excellent attendance at all required courses. Students will wear uniforms and must follow the IPS Academy Rules and Regulations and Broward College Student Code of Conduct.
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to create a personalized educational plan.
Credit for Prior Learning
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- Credit by exam
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Related Industry Certifications
Upon completing this program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the following industry certifications/licenses:
- Broward College Institute of Public Safety Certificate of Completion
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