The Criminal Justice Department offers a Fastrack Program for Police Officers. This online coursework* allows the student to set a schedule around both work and personal life.
Individuals that have a Certificate of Completion from any basic Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy can complete an Associate Degree at North Central State College as an online student in less than two years. There are only 11 online classes for peace officers enrolled in the Fastrack Program. After completion of the 11 courses, you graduate with an Associate Degree.
To be admitted into the Fastrack program, students must provide proof of their completion of a basic Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy at the time of application to the college. Proof of completion must be submitted to the Assistant Dean of Education, Professional and Public Service in Fallerius, Room 150B. Permission must be granted by the Criminal Justice Department to enroll in this program.
The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded upon completion of this program.
*Students are permitted to enroll in seated sections if they so choose.
Program Learning Outcomes
By the end of the Associate Degree program students will be able to:
- Apply the core criminal justice foundation concepts of juvenile justice, criminology, constitutional law, corrections, private security, and U.S. Judicial and Criminal Justice systems in solving and defending logical arguments and applications in the field.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing and speech.
- Demonstrate well‐developed analytical and problem solving skills.
- Demonstrate proper standards of criminal justice professionalism, morals, and ethics.