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Academic Year: 2020-2021

Jail Officer Academy Pathway Certificate Program Code 615042

This program is not eligible for financial aid.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Participants must be eligible for certifiability as a jail officer as outlined by the Department of Justice which includes an interview, passing a criminal background check, and completion of necessary documentation. Application materials can be found on the Jail Academy page of the NWTC web site.
• Applicants must provide proof of United States citizenship.

Curriculum
The Criminal Justice Jail Officer Certificate is a four-week full-time or ten-week part-time credential designed for individuals seeking certifiably as a jail officer in the state of Wisconsin. Recruits will experience training and scenarios applicable to the correctional environment. These courses meet the requirements for county jail/correctional officer certification set by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
FIRST SEMESTER
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)
SEMESTER TOTAL
6
TOTAL CREDITS
6
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.

Course Descriptions