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.
This certification-related Telecommunicator Course is designed to meet the training guidelines mandated by the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission. Trainees must successfully pass a state-administered exam as well as demonstrate competency in all skill areas in order to be eligible for certification. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.
Students must provide a current Sheriff’s F-1 (Medical History), Sheriff’s F-2 (Physical Exam), proof of current employment with law enforcement or emergency communications center, and must be sponsored by a law enforcement agency.
Dates and Times TBD.
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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