CMS Criminal Justice Firearms

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
80 clock hours

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
A Basic Law Enforcement Academy course that deals with firearms familiarization, ammunition characteristics, fundamentals of marksmanship, drawing and holstering a handgun, the use of cover, weapon malfunctions, live fire exercises, weapons cleaning, qualifications, and survival shooting.

Course Details


  • Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT)
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal History and Background Check
  • Drug Screen Test




Required textbooks/ course materials:

Florida Law Enforcement Academy Volume 2 © 2021 by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). All rights reserved. Published by XanEdu Publishing, Inc.  (Provided)


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

CJK 0040V, Firearms, is an approved course by FDLE for the purpose of Law Enforcement Certification and Corrections Certification.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Identify strong or dominant hand
  • Identify the most important element in firearms training
  • Identify the most common cause of firearms accidents
  • Identify the general rule of safety that should be applied to all firearms
  • Identify the requirements in the Statutes for storing a firearm
  • Identify revolver parts with correct names.
  • Identify steps to follow to hand a revolver to another person
  • Identify semiautomatic pistol parts with correct nomenclature
  • Identify the steps to follow to hand a semiautomatic to another person
  • Identify shotgun parts with correct nomenclature
  • Identify function of shotgun parts
  • Identify semiautomatic rifle/carbine component parts with nomenclature
  • Identify ammunition parts and nomenclature
  • Identify shotgun ammunition by appearance and gauge
  • Identifiy proper handling procedures for ammunition
  • Identify shooting stances to use when shooting a handgun
  • Acquire a proper grip
  • Obtain sight alignment
  • Obtain sight picture
  • Identify shooting stances
  • Given a type of shooting stance and a shotgun, assume the stance
  • Identify shooting stances to use when shooting a semiautomatic rifle/carbine
  • Identify low ready position
  • Identify standing position
  • Identify kneeling position

COR Outcome 1: Students demonstrate mastery of Correctional Officer knowledge and skills.

COR Outcome 2: Demonstrate safety skills appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer work setting.

COR Outcome 3: Apply critical thinking and problem solving proficiency as appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer work setting.

COR Outcome 4: Exhibit interpersonal and ethical skills as appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer work setting.

COR Outcome 5: Exhibit leadership, organizational, and professional skills appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer workplace

Tests, Skills Demonstration, Skills Check-off



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The course is competency-based using handouts, videotapes, textbooks, computer assisted instruction and instructor demonstrations.


College-wide policies and resources

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