Printed on 9/25/2021

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.

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

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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.

Career Opportunities

  • Corrections Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • DNR Warden
  • Police Officer


Estimated Program Cost

Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy

This program will cost about $5,000.00*
based on current tuition and fees.

Textbooks will cost about $21.10*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
  Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.


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Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy

* Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.

* Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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  • Admissions Requirements

    CJ Requirements

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

  • Credit Transfer Options

    They're your credits. Take them with you!

    Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

    Transfer In

    Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

    Transfer Out

    Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

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

  • Undecided?

    Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.

Make the most of your education.

Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs, so you can get the right training at the right time in your career.

Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs.