New correctional officer course starts Aug. 25

New correctional officer course starts Aug. 25

New correctional officer course starts Aug. 25

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 11:52 AM.

A new Correctional Officer program will be starting at the Gulf/Franklin Campus of Gulf Coast State College in Port St. Joe, on Monday, Aug. 25. 

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as correctional officers. The program includes the basic standards courses mandated for certification as a correctional officer in the state of Florida . Students who graduate from this program would typically work as correctional officers within a county or state correctional facility. Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the State Officer Certification Exam for correctional officers. 

The program will be conducted using the new shorter curriculum and will meet Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for approximately three months. 

For more information, please call Brenda Burkett at 227-9670 ext. 5507 or you can email her at . The application deadline for Pell Grants and other financial aid is fast approaching, so please call today or come by the office located in Building B at the Gulf/Franklin Campus, 3800 Garrison Avenue , Port St. Joe, to pick up your application packet.

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