Workforce Certificate, On Campus
The Detention Officer Certification Course is a 172 hour course for any individual that is seeking employment and/or certification as a detention officer at a local confinement facility, county jail, or regional confinement facility. The course is designed to provide the student with the necessary knowledge and essential skills to function as an entry level detention officer.
The certification exam will be administered on the last day of class. This course is governed by the North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
Completion of this courses and successful completion of the State comprehensive exam will allow a student to be employed in County detention facilities in the State of North Carolina.
Instructional Format: Face-to-face instruction will include lecture, discussion, practical and lab.
Certification Testing: North Carolina Sheriff's Training and Standards
Additional Testing Information: https://ncdoj.gov/
DOCC students will:
Cost: $183 plus associated books, tools, and supplies
Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students.
Many grant and scholarship opportunities are available as well. Please complete the WTCE Scholarship and Financial Aid Form and a counselor will review your information to see if you are eligible for assistance.
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