Printed on 6/14/2024

Program Availability *

Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy

Locations Summer 2024 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Some courses may be available at multiple locations.

Accepting applications for this term
Not accepting applications for this term

Estimated Cost

Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies. Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.

Cost based on current tuition and fees

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. For more details, see Cost of Attendance (PDF).


Application Materials

Unless otherwise noted, all application materials should be sent directly to Fox Valley Technical College, Attn: Academy Assistant, 1825 North Bluemound Drive, PO Box 2277, Appleton, WI 54912.

CJ Admissions Req

Admissions requirements vary for currently employed officers:For further details, contact the FVTC, Public Safety Division, Criminal Justice Department at (920) 735-2482.

CJ Requirements

At least 40 college credits or current employment with a sponsoring law enforcement agency is required

Application Info

Online application for this program is not available; self-sponsoring applicants wishing to be considered for the Law Enforcement Recruit Academy must visit

Additional Information

An interview, background check and physical fitness exam are required prior to admission to the program. This is a competitive process as there are a limited number of seats for the program.

Once application materials are received and reviewed, qualified applicants will be invited to interview and complete a physical readiness test. Successful candidates will be contacted with information on continuing the process. 

Fox Valley Technical College currently offers a Spring Academy, Summer Academy and a Fall Academy. Application deadlines are approximately two months before the start of each academy. For specific dates, please contact the Academy Assistant at 920-735-2482.

A typical Academy schedule runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The schedule may vary based on the topic being presented. Once admitted, students should refer to their Academy calendar for specific hours.

Students are required to purchase and wear a uniform consisting of short-sleeve polo or t-shirt, tactical pants, black shoes and non-marking athletic shoes. The purchase of some tactical gear may also be required. Specific purchase information will be supplied to those candidates invited to attend the academy.

Program Outcomes

  • *Demonstrate tactical skills [applies to Certification Track only]
  • Communicate effectively
  • Conduct investigations
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Interact with others
  • Manage emergencies
  • Think critically

Beyond The Classroom

Student Clubs

There are over 35 different clubs and organizations available for students. Many clubs are directly related to programs offered at FVTC, so you can develop professional connections while meeting other students.

Student Services

We’re here to help you succeed. You’ll find a broad network of support at Fox Valley Tech. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help.

Career Services

Career Services is here to help you with your employment needs. Our services begin when you enroll as an FVTC student and continue throughout your employment career.

One-on-One Help

Let us guide you through the admissions process from beginning to end.

Phone: 920-735-4740
Text: 920-294-1738