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.
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.
An associate degree in Criminal Justice, 60 college credits at an associate’s degree level or higher, or current employment with a sponsoring law enforcement agency is required.
Online application for this program is not available; self-sponsoring applicants wishing to be considered for the Law Enforcement Recruit Academy must visit www.fvtc.edu/LEAcademyAdmission
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.
- *Demonstrate tactical skills [applies to Certification Track only]
- Communicate effectively
- Conduct investigations
- Demonstrate professionalism
- Interact with others
- Manage emergencies
- Think critically