Correctional Basic Recruit, Occupational Certificate (O.C.)
This 518-hour basic recruit course is designed to provide the student with the state-required training, which prepares and allows the student to take the State of Florida FDLE Certification Examination. Students will develop an understanding of community policing, the patrol function, police administration and organization, criminal and constitutional law, juvenile procedures, police ethics, and criminal investigations. The full-time course takes approximately 5 months to complete and the part-time night class takes approximately 9 months to complete.
Review the guided degree pathway where you will find a detailed plan for your courses and other requirements each semester that prepare you for graduation and your transfer goals.
Florida Gateway College’s Public Safety Training Center (Olustee campus) Florida Gateway College’s Gilchrist Center
Florida Basic Abilities TestPhysical Entrance Test
Full-time Academy Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:00 am–5:30 pm *Some weekend and night training may be required.
Part-time Academy Hours: Monday–Friday 5:30 pm–10:30 pm *Some weekend training may be required.
Varies and ranges from $32,500 to $48,500.
Graduates of this program have career opportunities at City, County, and State Law Enforcement Agencies in the state of Florida.
Program Total: 510 hours, 17.00 VCH
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