Program Info Letter

Click below to see the Correctional Academy Course Information Letter.

 

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Important Test Note

Beginning in January 2016 Corrections Academy applicants will be required to pass an updated version of the Physical Abilities Test (PAT) in order to be eligible to attend the Law Enforcement Academy at EFSC. The test is more challenging, timed and has a required qualifying score. We are providing advance notice so that applicants have ample time to develop their physical fitness levels to successfully pass the test. Click here to view the new requirements. Applicants having questions may call 321-433-5638 or email policeinfo@easternflorida.edu
You can also learn more about the updated PAT in this Brevard County Sheriff's Office video.

corrections students

The Corrections Academy is designed to prepare the student to work in the field of Corrections. Correctional Officers are employed by prisons, jails, and other correctional facilities. They provide care, custody and supervision for incarcerated individuals to maintain a safe and secure environment.

You can explore the Academy's admissions process, expenses and curriculum through the links in this section. This program includes an overview of the corrections system as well as basic correctional skills and procedures. Successful completion of the Academy enables the student to sit for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement State Officer Certification Examination.

The Corrections Academy is a disciplined, paramilitary program. As a Correctional Academy student, you come under the authority of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Division of Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, as well as Eastern Florida State College.

The policies and procedures that govern the Corrections Academy are more stringent than those found in the College Catalog and College Student Handbook because the requirements of this program are of a high standard of ethical and moral conduct, essential in the development of a professional Corrections Officer.

Click below for information about the Postsecondary Adult Vocational Certificate (PSAV)  programs offered by the Academy.

Correctional Officer Programs

Correctional Officer PSAV

This certificate program provides minimum standards education for correctional officers as required by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  Correctional Officers are employed by prisons, jails, and other correctional facilities to maintain a safe and secure environment.  This program includes an overview of the corrections system as well as basic correctional skills and procedures. Contact Student Advisor, Melissa Walker at 321-433-5637 walkerme@easternflorida.edu

Cross-Over Correctional to Law Enforcement Program (Part-Time Program) PSAV

This program leads to certification in law enforcement and is designed for Corrections Officers who are FL certified or individuals who have completed the Corrections Academy and successfully passed the State Exam (within the last four years).  Contact Student Advisor, Melissa Walker at 321-433-5637 walkerme@easternflorida.edu

Cross-Over Law Enforcement To Correctional Officer Program (Part-Time Program) PSAV

This program leads to certification in Corrections and is designed for Law Enforcement Officers who are FL certified or individuals who have completed the Law Enforcement Academy and successfully passed the State Exam (within the last four years).  Contact Student Advisor, Melissa Walker at 321-433-5637 walkerme@easternflorida.edu

Contact Us

Melissa Walker, Student Advisor
321-433-5637
walkerme@easternflorida.edu

Academy Information

Total Weeks of Training: 13 Weeks – 420 hours (Full-time Day Academy)


Days per Week: Mon. — Thurs. 7 AM to 6 PM, and some Fridays


Spring Academy Application Deadline Date: March 4, 2016

Spring Academy Class Start Date:
April 4, 2016


Projected End Date: TBD, or determined by student's progress


Entry Wage: $32,657— $36,000 (statewide average)