CRIMINAL JUSTICE - CERTIFICATES
Police Academy Certificate
Day and Night Academies are offered. Both Academies begin each Fall Semester and end Spring Semester of each academic year. Students must complete an Academy application in order to be considered for this program. The applications for both Academies are available at the mandatory orientation which normally occurs the first week of July. All students must pre-register online in order to be accepted to attend the mandatory orientation. The open registration will begin the first Monday of April and conclude the last week of June. Students must visit North Central State College's Criminal Justice webpage to locate the registration link. The Academy must be completed on a full-time basis. In addition, students will be required to pass a physical examination, a state certification exam, and be capable of being hired by a law enforcement agency.
INDIVIDUALS WITH A FELONY AND/OR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTION ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENTER THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE: LAW ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM. Students with misdemeanor convictions should seek advice from the Police Academy Commanders in the Criminal Justice program. A fingerprint check is required under this program. An acceptable Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I) report and an FBI report is required to enter the Peace Officer Academy.
Forensic Science Certificate
Note: This certificate has not yet been approved for financial aid. For more information, contact the Education, Professional and Public Service Division Office at 419-755-4705.