New Criminal Justice Field Learning Track


New Criminal Justice Field Learning Track Offers Incumbent Workers Educational Opportunity Incumbent workers in Law Enforcement and Corrections will soon have a new way to earn college credit for their workplace activities. Development of the proposed Field Learning Track for the Criminal Justice A.S. degree began in July of 2017. Approved in February 2018 by the college's curriculum committee, the program will require students to complete online activities related to their work. Once the students complete the series of three field learning classes, they will gain credits toward Valencia College's Criminal Justice A.S. that are in addition to the credits they earn for attending either the Law Enforcement or Corrections academies.

The program, which is being developed under Goal 1 of the Title V Osceola Grant, has already gained the support of the Kissimmee Police Department, Osceola County Sheriff's Office, Osceola County Corrections, as well as the Orlando Police Department and Orange County Jail. This program will also be part of a college-wide initiative to find ways to offer students already working in an industry credit for their prior, or on the job, learning. The program is expected to begin offering classes in Fall 2018.

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