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Enrollment Open for Correctional Officer Program in Madison

Graduating Correctional Officers at North Florida Community College
Posted at 11:12 AM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 07:14:56-04

MADISON, FL - North Florida Community College is getting ready for a new class of correctional officers and is currently taking applications for enrollment. The college says the new classes begin on May 9.

"I invite anyone interested in a career in corrections or anyone with questions about our programs to arrange a tour of our facility or meeting with me or any of the Academy staff," said Rick Davis, NFCC Public Safety Academy Director.

The program takes approximately 5 months with classes held Monday through Thursday from 6-11 p.m.

Below if more information about the program from NFCC:

Individuals must be at least 18-years-old to enter NFCC's Law Enforcement and Correctional Basic Recruit programs and must pass the Florida Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) before submitting an application for admission. The CJBAT can be taken on the NFCC campus. Official high school/GED diploma and transcripts and passing background checks are also required for admission. Tuition assistance may be available to qualified students; those seeking financial assistance should apply as soon as possible. Students applying for financial aid must complete the FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

The Florida Department of Corrections is planning to hire more than 4,000 new officers in the next 15 months.

Agency officials say these will not only be new hires but will help to fill approximately 1,300 vacant positions with the department.