Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy

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Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement 720 Academy

Technical Diploma

21 Credits | Less than 1 year

Financial Aid-Eligible

Rice Lake

Career Cluster: Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

The Academy is available to prepare current law enforcement and civilian personnel for entry-level law enforcement positions in the State of Wisconsin.

Program Overview

The Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy will provide the right skills to handle complex situations encountered as a criminal justice official at municipal, county or state government levels.

Program Outcomes

Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy graduates will be able to:

  • Think critically
  • Manage emergencies
  • Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Conduct investigations
  • Interact with others
  • Demonstrate tactical skills
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Upon completing the Academy, you will become certifiable for a period of two years from the date of completion, which makes you eligible for formal certification as a Basic Law Enforcement Officer upon hiring by a law enforcement agency.

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In-demand career.

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Gain formal certification. 


Academics

Law Enforcement 720 Academy is available at the Rice Lake campus.

You will be eligible for formal certification as a Basic Law Enforcement Officer upon hiring by a law enforcement agency for a period of two years from the technical diploma completion date.

Experienced Instructors

You'll learn from industry-respected instructors who have years of experience in the field. 

Real-World Simulations

WITC's simulation programs provide the next best thing to actual experience: opportunities to sharpen skills in [almost] real life settings.

Integrity

Candidates for the Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy must undergo criminal history and traffic record checks and may be required to submit fingerprints and do drug screening. All candidates will be asked to participate in a personal screening interview.


Curriculum

This program is comprised of overview, principle and application courses in the field of law enforcement.

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Featured Criminal Justice Academy Courses

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UGRD
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Through classroom lecture, and on-campus lab, and WI Department of Justice 720 Academy integration exercises students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Phase II topics of the Department of Justice 720 Academy curriculum framework: Ethics II: Moral Reasoning and Professional Responsibility, Cultural Competence II: Fair and Impartial Policing, Victims, Sexual Assault, Child Maltreatment, Interrogations, Testifying in Court, and Crimes III.
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UGRD
| 1 CR
Scenario Assessment is a capstone course to assess the learner’s cumulative knowledge through the use of scenarios in the certifiable Law Enforcement curriculum. COREQUISITES: All Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy Courses
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Through classroom lecture, and on-campus lab, students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Phase III topics from the WI Department of Justice 720 Academy curriculum framework: Traffic Law Enforcement - Core and Radar, Traffic Crash Investigations & Incident Management, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated (OMVWI), Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST), and Report Writing. A Phase II Written Examination will also be administered in this course.

Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck.

Tuition and Fees

WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships. 

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy

21 Credits | Less than 1 year

$5,000

$5,000 In Tuition and Fees


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 


After the WITC Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Academy Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 technical diploma and become certifiable for a period of two years from the date of completion, which will make you eligible for formal certification as a Basic Law Enforcement Officer upon hiring by a law enforcement agency.

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Career Outlooks

WITC's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.

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Gainful Employment

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Contact

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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