The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (O.P.O.T.A.) certification is one of the most popular Hocking College certificate programs and can be earned in just one semester. Join our graduates who earn O.P.O.T.A. certification and are immediately eligible for full-time employment.
Apply direct, hands-on practice in our unique classrooms, including our crime lab, firing range and police cruiser. With experienced, certified instructors and hands-on application, our students consistently achieve passing rates on the state-certified exam.
This certificate program requires 100% participation and includes some night, evening, and weekend courses. In order to begin this program, students must complete a Pre-PT test. In order to move forward in their careers, students must also pass a State Test following the completion of the program.
Students will not be able to become a Peace Officer until they are at least 18 years of age and they must be able to pass regular drug screenings.
Interested in an associate degree? After successfully completing Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy certification, not only are you employable, you have earned credits toward completing Hocking College’s Police Science associate degree in only three more semesters.
How about a bachelor’s degree? After you earn your associate degree you can continue your education in bachelor degree programs through our articulation agreements with other colleges in Ohio and across the country.
This certificate program requires 100% participation and includes some night, evening, and weekend courses.
In order to begin this program, students must complete a Pre-PT test. Students will not be able to become a Peace Officer until they are at least 21 years of age.
|COURSE NO.||FIRST SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|PSCI-2255||Peace Officer Basic Academy||25.00||15.00||18.00||$3,100.00|
|Peace Officer Basic Academy||Course Hours: 25.00||Lab Hours: 15.00||Cost: $3,100.00|
Students with a Ohio Peace Officer Certificate from Hocking College have found numerous careers in local, state, and federal law enforcement.
It is important to note that students will not be able to become an Ohio Peace Officer until they are at least 18 years of age and they must be able to pass regular drug screenings.
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