Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement 720 Academy
22 Credits | 720 Hours
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.
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.
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
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.
Grads are employed in various industries.
Gain formal certification.
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.
You'll learn from industry-respected instructors who have years of experience in the field.
WITC's simulation programs provide the next best thing to actual experience: opportunities to sharpen skills in [almost] real life settings.
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.
Admissions and Tuition
To apply for this program, fill out an application form either online or at a campus and review and sign the required disclosure forms, and WITC will guide you from there. Please see Program-Specific Requirements for more information.
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 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.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2020-21*
Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy
22 Credits | 720 Hours
(includes the cost of books)
*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.
Professional Licensure and/or Certification Information
The WITC Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Academy 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. WITC has not made a determination whether this program meets the requirements for preparation, examinations, or licensure for other states. 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 WITC program meets licensure or certification requirements.