Pasco-Hernando Community College is offering a Corrections Academy beginning January 28, 2014 and a new Law Enforcement Academy beginning in May 2014. Both programs, conveniently offered during evening and Saturday hours, will be offered at East Campus in Dade City, 36727 Blanton Road.
Classes for the programs normally meet Monday through Thursday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Corrections program is a 420-hour basic recruit training course required by the state of Florida to become a certified correctional officer for a county jail or the state prison system. The Law Enforcement program, preparing graduates for work in the field as certified police officers, is based on 770 hours of training.
In addition to being admitted to the college, prospective corrections and law enforcement students must complete an academy application and meet additional requirements to qualify for these limited access programs. Corrections Academy applications must be submitted to the director of public service programs no later than January 21, 2014. Applications for the Law Enforcement Academy will be accepted through April 1, 2014. Additional requirements for both programs are outlined in the monthly information session, held the third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Public Service Technology Center on the East Campus in Dade City. The next information session will be held on January 16, 2014. The College will be closed for Winter Break from Dec. 13 through Jan. 1.
For more information, call 352-518-1364 or visit the Public Service Programs  page.