September, 2019 – June, 2020
780 Hour Program (Price and hours subject to change based on OPOTA requirements)
Monday-Thursday 6:00p – 10:00p
Saturdays 8:00a – 5:00p
Cost: $7100* (Pell Grant Eligible; GIBill)
Class Size Limited to 25 Students
From traffic accident investigation to firearms training, the Law Enforcement program prepares students to sit for the Ohio Peace Officer Exam (OPOTA) and to apply for positions as Sheriff’s Deputies and Police Officers. Training includes unarmed self-defense, driving, legal aspects, and patrol and investigation techniques.
Candidates must be 21 years of age by course completion, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, pass pre-admissions assessments, clear a background check, and provide verification of a recent physical and provide a certified copy of his/her driving record. Graduates earn 16 semester/24 quarter hours of CT2 College Credit. College credit also available through University of Akron, Franklin University, and Lorain County Community College.
- 780 hours of instructional time
- Hands-on practice & drill
- Challenge Course
- CPR & AED certification
- Uniform shirts
- State Exam fee: Ohio Peace Office Exam (OPOTA)
- Career Technical Transfer Credits:16 semester/24 quarter hours of credit transfer to Ohio public institutions of higher education. College credit also available through Franklin University and Lorain County Community College.
- Job placement assistance available
- Unarmed self defense
- Patrol & investigation procedures
- Traffic investigation
- Legal procedures
- Firearms training
- Physical conditioning and fitness
- First Aid/CPR
- Homeland security
- Ohio Peace Officer (OPOTA)
- CPR/AED Certification
- RADAR/LIDAR Certification
- S.F.S.T. Certification
Financial Aid may be available for qualified students
Graduates qualify for employment as Sheriff’s Deputies, police officers and public and private security officers.
(SOC Code 33-3051)
Employment of police and detectives is expected to grow by 6 percent from 2012 to 2022. Continued demand for public safety will lead to new openings for officers in local departments; however, both state and federal jobs may be more competitive. The median wage of police and sheriff’s patrol officers for Ohio was $55,500 in 2013.
Medina County Career Center Adult Education division is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, Telephone 770-396-3898/FAX: 770-396-3790.
Online registration is not available, please contact Please contact Mary Ellen Aukerman at 330-725-8461 ext. 272 (MAukerman@mcjvs.edu) for further information.