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Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy

30-504-2 Technical Diploma (TD) Full Time 23 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day 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 60 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, on-campus lab, and WI Department of Justice integration exercises students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy Phase I topics: Critical Thinking and Decision-Making, Basic Response (RESPOND), Radio Procedures, Introduction to TraCS, Traffic Law Enforcement, and First Aid.

  • Physical Fitness
    30-504-501
    1Credit
    37
    19
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 37
    • Outside Effort Hours: 19
    • Course Number: 30504501
    • Credits: 1.00

    Through classroom lecture and on-campus lab students will learn and apply the Department of Justice 720 Academy Physical Fitness 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

    Apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy Phase III topics: Ethics II: Moral Reasoning and Professional Responsibility, Cultural Competence II: Fair and Impartial Policing, Interrogations, Testifying in Court, Crimes III, and Physical Evidence.

  • Overview of Criminal Justice
    30-504-503
    1Credit
    45
    23
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 45
    • Outside Effort Hours: 23
    • Course Number: 30504503
    • Credits: 1.00

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

  • 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, on-campus lab, and WI Department of Justice 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

    Apply skills addressed in the following Phase III topics from the WI Department of Justice 720 Academy curriculum framework: 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 integration exercises students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy Phase I topics: Constitutional Law I, Crimes I, Juvenile Law I, Interviews, Report Writing and Evidence.

  • 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

    Apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy Phase III topics: 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

    Apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy Phase II topics: 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

    Apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy Phase II topics: Professional Communication Skills II, DAAT, Tactical Response, Tactical Emergency Critical Care, and Firearms II.

  • Overview of Tactics
    30-504-510
    1Credit
    45
    23
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 45
    • Outside Effort Hours: 23
    • Course Number: 30504510
    • Credits: 1.00

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

  • 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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