Program Description

The WI DOJ 720 Academy curriculum document includes phases, topics and codes for outcomes and objectives. The WTCS and the WI DOJ subject matter experts agreed to use the same convention. Competencies within the courses are coded to match WI DOJ 720 Academy standards. You may be considered for admission to the Academy if you: are a full or part-time law enforcement officer, have graduated from NTC's Criminal Justice Studies associate degree program or have earned at least 60 college credits or the equivalent.

Approximate Cost

$5,000
Tuition: $5000 , Books: $0

Starting Salary

$49,657
Average, based on the annual Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

Availability

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.

100%
at Wausau

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

Prerequisites

    • An interview, fingerprinting and a physical fitness test are required prior to admission to this program.
    • This program requires completion of 60 college credits prior to admission. These 60 college credits can be from any combination of academic areas.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate tactical skills (applies only to occupational certifications)
  • Interact with others
  • Conduct investigations
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Manage emergencies
  • Think critically

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Wisconsin State Trooper
  • DNR Warden
  • Police Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Private Security

Courses

The Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy Technical Diploma is a 21 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

HEALTH AND FITNESS 1.00
OVERVIEW OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE 1.00
OVERVIEW OF PATROL RESPONSE 2.00
OVERVIEW OF TACTICS 2.00
OVERVIEW OF INVESTIGATIONS 2.00
PRINCIPLES OF PATROL RESPONSE 2.00
PRINCIPLES OF TACTICS 3.00
PRINCIPLES OF EMERGENCY VEHICLE RESPONSE 2.00
PRINCIPLES OF INVESTIGATIONS 2.00
APPLICATION OF TRAFFIC RESPONSE 2.00
APPLICATION OF INVESTIGATIONS 2.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Accreditation

The program adheres to the uniform student performance objectives as established by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Bureau of Training and Standards. The program is certified by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

School Name Degree Name
UW Stevens Point Environmental Law Enforcement

Additional Information

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.

Before you apply, you should know

This program requires a criminal background check. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.

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The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

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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.