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Jail & Juvenile Officer Academy Certificate

Program Code: 9050412

The Criminal Justice Jail & Juvenile Officer Certificate is a one-semester credential designed for individuals seeking certifiability as a jail officer and co-located secure juvenile detention officer in the state of Wisconsin. Students will participate in training and simulation designed to prepare for careers in Wisconsin's jails and co-located secure detention facilities. These courses meet the requirements for county jail/correctional & juvenile detention officer certifications set by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

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Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

Criminal Justice - Professional Studies

Industry Credentials

Students who complete this certificate will be certifiable as a jail officer and co-located secure juvenile detention officer in the state of Wisconsin.

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Requirements for Certificate Entry:

• Participants must be eligible for certifiability as a jail officer and juvenile officer as outlined by the Department of Justice, pass a criminal background check, submit to an interview, and complete necessary documentation before enrolling in the certificate.
• Applicants must provide proof of United States citizenship.
• An official high school transcript, or equivalent, showing proof of graduation. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)

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Curriculum
Catalog No. Description
Credits
10-504-184 BASIC JAIL ACADEMY ...This course will provide the first phase of the required 200-hour Jail Academy as designated by the Department of Justice. (Corequisite: 10-504-185, Advanced Jail Academy)
10-504-185 ADVANCED JAIL ACADEMY...this course will provide the last phase of the required 200-hour Jail Academy as designated by the Department of Justice. (Corequisite: 10-504-184 Basic Jail Academy)
10-504-189 SECURE JUVENILE DETENTION ...students will learn the various aspects of a co-located facility through hands-on activities as designated by the Department of Justice. (Prerequisite: 10-504-184, Basic Jail Academy and 10-504-185, Advanced Jail Academy)
Certificate Total
7
Curriculum Note
Students must earn a "C" or higher in all certificate courses. A student who withdraws or receives a grade lower than a "C" in a certificate course may apply for re-entry into the certificate.
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Industry Credentials

Students who complete this certificate will be certifiable as a jail officer and co-located secure juvenile detention officer in the state of Wisconsin.

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