Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement [degree & certificate]

Our law enforcement program prepares you for a career in law enforcement and to take the state peace officer certification exam. MTC grads have a high pass rate and are employed in law enforcement positions throughout the state.

Your Degree

We have two credential options: a law enforcement certificate and an associate’s degree.

You can earn a law enforcement certificate in just two semesters and all courses in the certificate program apply to the law enforcement associate’s degree. After completing all certificate program requirements, you will be eligible to take the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy exam.

You can complete our associate’s program in two years. After graduation, you’ll receive an Associate of Technical Study Degree and will also be eligible to take the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy exam.

Students must meet the following Admission Requirements

  • Have committed no felonies or serious misdemeanors
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Pass a health and physical exam and a criminal background check from a law enforcement agency
  • Furnish a copy of their valid Ohio driver’s license

OHIO PEACE OFFICER BASIC TRAINING PROGRAM PHYSICAL FITNESS STANDARDS (Age and Gender Minimum Scores)

Males (<-29)

Females (<-29)

Sit-Ups (1 min.)

40

35

Push-Ups (1 min.)

33

18

1.5 Mile Run

11:58

14:15

Males (30-39)

Females (30-39)

Sit-Ups (1 min.)

36

27

Push-Ups (1 min.)

27

14

1.5 Mile Run

12:25

15:14

Males (40-49)

Females (40-49)

Sit-Ups (1 min.)

31

22

Push-Ups (1 min.)

21

11

1.5 Mile Run

13:05

16:13

Males 50-59)

Females (50-59)

Sit-Ups (1 min.)

26

17

Push-Ups (1 min.)

15

13

1.5 Mile Run

14:33

18:05

Males (60+)

Females (60+)

Sit-Ups (1 min.)

20

8

Push-Ups (1 min.)

15

8

1.5 Mile Run

16:19

20:08

What You’ll Learn

In this program, you’ll learn basic law enforcement skills, criminal justice techniques, and problem-solving methods. Our instructors will teach you how to describe and apply current laws, concepts, and theories to successfully investigate crime and accident scenes.

You will learn unarmed self-defense methods along with the appropriate use of first aid. You will also learn to conduct interviews and interrogations using appropriate technology and communication skills.

Our instructors will cover fundamental social work theory and values, ethical guidelines, legal regulations, psychopathology, case management, community resources, addictions theories, and family systems. You’ll learn to assess client needs, plan and implement services, make referrals to social service agencies, advocate for clients, and provide case management.

Your Schedule

Law enforcement classes meet from 6-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and attendance is mandatory. Class sessions are occasionally required on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

In addition to general college admission, the Law Enforcement academy requires individuals to meet specialized admission criteria such as a physical examination and background investigation.

Upon successful completion of all academy requirements, students will be eligible to take the OPOTA exam.

The next academy will run August 2017 – May 2018.

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