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Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy

30-504-2 Technical Diploma (TD) Full Time 23 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

This program is specifically designed for those with a minimum of 40 accredited college-level credits who seek to meet Wisconsin certification requirements as a law enforcement officer. In this role, you’ll be responsible for the preservation of law and order in your community. You’ll learn numerous skills related to the profession of law enforcement. Your training will also include crime prevention, crime investigation, vehicle patrols and assisting the public. This program includes in-class fitness training and other physical education such as defensive tactics and fire arms training. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice your skills with hands-on training and scenario-based field simulations.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Occupational Specific (23 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Overview of Patrol Response
    30-504-500
    2Credit
    76
    38
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 76
    • Outside Effort Hours: 38
    • Course Number: 30504500
    • Credits: 2.00

    Through classroom lecture, and on-campus lab, and WI Department of Justice integration exercises students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following WI Department of Justice 720 Academy curriculum framework Phase I topics: Critical Thinking and Decision-Making, Basic Response (RESPOND), Radio Procedures, Introduction to TraCS, Traffic Law Enforcement I, First Aid, CPR/AED, and Naloxone/Narcan, and Physical Fitness. This course will also include the WI DOJ 720 Academy Integration Exercises.

  • Physical Fitness
    30-504-501
    1Credit
    37
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 37
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18.5
    • Course Number: 30504501
    • Credits: 1.00

    Through classroom lecture and on-campus lab students will apply Phases I-III Physical Fitness WI Department of Justice 720 Academy curriculum framework program requirements and Officer Wellness Suicide Prevention.

  • Application of Investigations
    30-504-502
    1Credit
    38
    19
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 38
    • Outside Effort Hours: 19
    • Course Number: 30504502
    • Credits: 1.00

    Through classroom lecture, on-campus lab, and WI Department of Justice 720 Academy integration exercises students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Phase III topics of the Department of Justice 720 Academy curriculum framework: Ethics II: Moral Reasoning and Professional Conduct, Cultural Competence II, Interrogations, Testifying in Court, Crimes III and Physical Evidence Collection.

  • Overview of Criminal Justice
    30-504-503
    1Credit
    45
    22
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 45
    • Outside Effort Hours: 22.5
    • Course Number: 30504503
    • Credits: 1.00

    Through classroom lecture and WI Department of Justice 720 Academy integration exercises, students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following WI Department of Justice 720 Academy Phase I curriculum framework topics:  Academy Orientation, Fundamentals of Criminal Justice, Ethics I, Cultural Competence, Agency Policy, and Professional Communication Skills I.

  • Principles of Emergency Vehicle Response
    30-504-504
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 30504504
    • Credits: 2.00

    Through classroom lecture, and on-campus lab, and WI Department of Justice 720 Academy integration exercises students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy Phase II topics: Emergency Vehicle Operation and Control (EVOC) and Vehicle Contacts II.

  • Sensitive Crimes
    30-504-505
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 30504505
    • Credits: 2.00

    Through classroom lecture, and on-campus lab and WI Department of Justice 720 Academy integration exercises, students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy curriculum framework Phase III topics: Domestics, Juvenile Law, Victims, Sexual Assault, and Child Maltreatment. The DOJ Phase III Written Examination will be administered in this course.

  • Overview of Investigations
    30-504-506
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 30504506
    • Credits: 2.00

    Through classroom lecture, on-campus lab, and WI Department of Justice 720 Academy integration exercises students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy curriculum framework Phase I topics: Constitutional Law I, Crimes I, Interviews, and Report Writing I. The DOJ Phase I Written Examination will be administered in this course.

  • Application of Traffic Response
    30-504-507
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 30504507
    • Credits: 3.00

    Through classroom lecture, and on-campus lab and WI Department of Justice integration exercises, students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Phase III topics from the WI Department of Justice 720 Academy curriculum framework: Traffic Law Enforcement - Core and Radar, Traffic Crash Investigations & Incident Management, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated (OMVWI), Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST), Hazardous Materials and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Incident Command Systems and NIMS, and Report Writing.

  • Principles of Investigations
    30-504-508
    1Credit
    52
    26
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 52
    • Outside Effort Hours: 26
    • Course Number: 30504508
    • Credits: 1.00

    Through classroom lecture, and on-campus lab, and WI Department of Justice 720 Academy integration exercises students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Phase II topics of the WI Department of Justice 720 Academy curriculum framework: Constitutional Law II, Physical Evidence Collection, and Crisis Management. The Phase II Written Exam will be given in this course.

  • Principles of Tactics
    30-504-509
    5Credit
    194
    97
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 194
    • Outside Effort Hours: 97
    • Course Number: 30504509
    • Credits: 5.00

    Through classroom lecture and on-campus lab and integration exercises, students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Phase II topics from the Department of Justice 720 Academy curriculum frameworks including: Professional Communication Skills II, DAAT, Firearms II, Tactical Response, and Tactical Emergency Critical Care For Law Enforcement Officers.

  • Overview of Tactics
    30-504-510
    1Credit
    45
    22
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 45
    • Outside Effort Hours: 22.5
    • Course Number: 30504510
    • Credits: 1.00

    Through classroom lecture, and on-campus lab and WI Department of Justice 720 Academy integration exercises, students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy curriculum framework Phase I topics: Fundamentals of Firearms, Vehicle Contacts I, Officer Wellness I, and DAAT I.

  • Scenario Assessment
    30-504-511
    1Credit
    48
    24
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 48
    • Outside Effort Hours: 24
    • Course Number: 30504511
    • Credits: 1.00

    A capstone course to assess the learner's cumulative knowledge through the use of scenarios in the Law Enforcement Academy curriculum.

  • Law Enforcement Emergency Response
    30-531-331
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 30531331
    • Credits: 1.00

    Learn how to perform an initial medical assessment for injury or medical condition, how to provide immediate treatment for a variety of injuries and conditions, and how to perform CPR and use an automatic emergency defibrillator.

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