Program Description

The Jail Academy Certificate is a Department of Justice (DOJ) accredited 200-hour program that prepares learners for positions as correction officers in county jails. To work in a county jail in the state of WI you must be certifiable. The Jail Academy Certificate fulfills that requirement.

Financial Aid

Not Available


Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

at Wausau

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.


Graduates will be able to…

  • Work in county facilities


Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Corrections Officer


The Jail Academy Certificate is a 5 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

Fill out our application

The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.