2020-2021 Catalog

Crossover from Law Enforcement to Corrections, Career and Technical Certificate

7249: Career and Technical Certificate (198 Clock Hours)

CIP: 43.0102

FL CIP: 0743010205

SOC: 33-3012

This program is designed for a student who has a Florida Law Enforcement officer’s certification and seeks to become a Florida correctional officer. Students who successfully complete this program and pass the State Officer Certification Examination typically work as municipal, county, or state correctional officers.

View the Academic Pathway for this program at CF.edu/AcademicPathways.

This program is upward compatible with an Associate in Science degree. Contact the Financial Aid Office for clarification of financial aid eligibility.

Admission Criteria

Note: Chapter 790.23 F.S. prohibits the possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person who as a juvenile was found to have committed a delinquent act that would be a felony if committed by an adult until the person is 24 years of age. This would require the applicant to wait until they are 24 to attend the basic recruit training.

To apply for admission into the Crossover from Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer certificate program, each applicant must:

  • be at least 19 years of age prior to completing the program
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • possess a high school diploma or GED
  • not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement
  • not have been discharged dishonorably from the military (if applicable)
  • be of good moral character
  • pass a background investigation
  • pass a physical examination by a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.), physician’s assistant, or an authorized advanced registered nurse practitioner within six months of the start of class
  • be in good academic standing at College of Central Florida
  • must pass the Corrections version of the Florida Basic Abilities Test, COBAT.

In addition, the applicant must submit:

  1. a copy of scores on the COBAT for Corrections which must be less than four years old (from the start of class)
  2. a completed/signed College of Central Florida Criminal Justice Institute Applicant Questionnaire.

Note: All the above information must be submitted as a package.

Admission to the program will be based on:

  • review of package
  • completed questionnaire
  • medical examination
  • background investigation.


Program Courses

CJK 0300Introduction to Corrections
CJK 0305Communications
CJK 0310Officer Safety
CJK 0315Facilities and Equipment
CJK 0320Intake and Release
CJK 0325Supervising in a Correctional Facility
CJK 0330Supervising Special Populations
CJK 0335Responding to Incidents and Emergencies
CJK 0393Crossover Program Updates

Total Clock Hours: 198