Peace Officer Fastrack

Complete This Degree Entirely Online!

The Criminal Justice Department offers a Fastrack Program for police and correction officers. This online coursework* allows you to set your schedule around both your work and personal life.

Individuals that have a Certificate of Completion from any basic Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy can complete an Associate Degree at North Central State College as an online student in less than two years.  There are only 11 online classes for peace officers enrolled in the Fastrack program.  After completion of the 11 courses, you graduate with your Associate Degree.

In addition, the Criminal Justice Department offers a Fastrack program for individuals who have a Certificate from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Training Academy.  A correction officer can complete the Associate Degree at North Central State College by completing only 13 online classes in the Fastrack program.

To be admitted into the Fastrack Program, students must provide proof of their completion of a basic Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy or Ohio Rehabilitation and Correction Training Academy at the time of application to the college. Proof of completion must be submitted to the Assistant Dean of Education, Professional & Public Service in Fallerius, Room 150. Permission must be granted by the Criminal Justice Department to enroll in this program.

Your Associate Degree can be the first step towards furthering your criminal justice career. Invest in yourself, and your future; enroll today in Fastrack at North Central State College.

* Students are permitted to enroll in seated sections if they so desire.

$44,730Average Yearly Salary

Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.

$67,164Average Yearly Salary

Investigate alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal, state, or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution.

$71,373Average Yearly Salary

Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

$67,225Average Yearly Salary

Patrol assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators.

$48,273Average Yearly Salary

Provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.

Criminal Justice Majors of North Central State College are educated as a whole person in habits of critical thinking, leadership, lifelong learning and are also provided the opportunity to acquire the practical skills needed for competent performance in the changing workplace as well as the opportunity of preparation for advanced education.

NOTE: Individuals with a felony and/or domestic violence conviction may experience difficulty gaining employment in the criminal justice field. Students with misdemeanor convictions should seek advice from an advisor in the Criminal Justice program.