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.

Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $1,900
Books & Supplies: $0

Financial Aid

Not Available
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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.

Jail Officer Academy 5.00
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Additional Information

Licensure/Certification Information

NTC’s Jail Academy Certificate is designed to meet the State of Wisconsin's certification criteria. However, NTC has not made a determination whether this program meets certification requirements in states other than Wisconsin. Students who may be seeking professional licensure or certification in states other than Wisconsin should contact the appropriate licensing board in that state to verify that the NTC program meets licensure or certification requirements.

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.

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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 emailed to you.