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Institute for Public Safety
With the increasing growth in Florida’s population, and
the need to replace retiring officers, the job outlook
for law enforcement is very favorable. Becoming a
law enforcement officer is a challenging but deeply
rewarding career. The fundamental duty of a law
enforcement officer is to serve the community by
safeguarding lives and property, protecting the
innocent against deception, helping the weak against
oppression or intimidation, and combating violence and
crime. Ultimately law enforcement officers protect the
constitutional rights of all for liberty, equality and justice.
FKCC’s
Institute for Public Safety
offers Basic Recruit
Academies in Basic Law Enforcement, Corrections, and
cross-over training between the two disciplines. We
also offer advanced and specialized training courses
for commissioned officers. Coursework encompasses
training in legal procedures, communications, vehicle
operations, investigations, defensive tactics, first aid,
traffic stops, firearms, patrol techniques and crowd
control.
Students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in
Criminal Justice are encouraged to pursue an A.A. by
adhering to the Criminal Justice Studies “Transfer Plan.”
For more information call the Institute for Public Safety at
(305) 809-3200 or email
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Diving Business and Technology
FKCC’s James E. Lockwood Jr. School of Diving
and Underwater Technology is one of the premier
underwater education centers in the country. Faculty
members have a broad range of expertise from
recreational and commercial diving to military and
public safety fields. The school’s superior facilities,
located at “The Point” on the Key West Campus, include
a 40-foot deep controlled lagoon environment, secure
training platforms, a complete dive locker of basic,
advanced and specialty equipment, low and high
pressure air stations, and an Olympic-size pool. Divers
also enjoy access to a living coral reef just seven miles off
the coast of Key West.
The
Associate in Applied Science in Diving Business
and Technology
will prepare students to enter diving
specialty areas such as recreational diving, work/
commercial diving, public safety diving, research diving
and hyperbaric dive medicine. Graduates may be
qualified to work as instructors at destination resorts,
dive technicians for research programs, divers for
underwater construction and inspection firms, as well as
operators of diving and hyperbaric facilities.
Diving Certificates
are designed for those students who
want training in diving technology without immediately
pursuing the Associate in Applied Science degree. These
courses may also apply to the A.S. in Diving Business &
Technology if a student later decides on that option.
Students are encouraged to take the Fundamentals of
Professional Diving courses and obtain the certification
before choosing one of the following certificates to
pursue
Commercial/Work Diving, Professional Dive
Instructor, Professional Research Diving, and Diving
Medical Technician.
For more information, contact Lana Sielski, Program
Advisor of diving Business and Technology, at 305/809-
3214 or
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