Program Description

The WI Department of Justice (DOJ) 720 Academy includes three phases of varying law enforcement topics. Competencies match WI DOJ 720 Academy standards. You may be considered for admission to the Academy if you 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

$43,680–$55,000
Average, based on the NTC Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available
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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, background check, 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…

  • Demonstrate tactical skills
  • Communicate effectively
  • Interact with others
  • Conduct investigations
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Manage emergencies
  • Think critically

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • City Police Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff

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.

OVERVIEW OF PATROL RESPONSE 2.00
PHYSICAL FITNESS 1.00
APPLICATION OF INVESTIGATIONS 1.00
OVERVIEW OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE 1.00
PRINCIPLES OF EMERGENCY VEHICLE RESPONSE 2.00
SENSITIVE CRIMES 2.00
OVERVIEW OF INVESTIGATIONS 2.00
APPLICATION OF TRAFFIC RESPONSE 3.00
PRINCIPLES OF INVESTIGATIONS 1.00
PRINCIPLES OF TACTICS 5.00
OVERVIEW OF TACTICS 1.00

* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

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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

Licensure/Certification Information

NTC’s Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement 720 Academy Technical Diploma is designed to meet the State of Wisconsin’s standards. However, NTC has not made a determination whether this program matches standards 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.

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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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.