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The certificate program in basic police officer training is considered appropriate for persons who are beginning a career in law enforcement. This certificate is considered a starting point in the new officer's education. The certificate serves as an incentive to continue toward an associate or baccalaureate degree. All of the courses needed for the certificate are applicable for advanced degrees. A placement test is required for all English courses. Students must complete:

CJFS 1500Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJFS 2601Policing3
CJFS 3777Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training16
ENGL 1550Writing 13
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Philosophy
Applied Pathophysiology
Criminal Courts
Total Semester Hours28-29