Along with other first responders, Police Officers are the backbone of a free society, protecting people and their property by enforcing the laws that govern us and providing emergency assistance to victims of crimes, accidents and disasters.
- Local Police Forces
- Sheriff’s Offices
- State Highway Patrol
- Justice Departments
- Correctional Facilities
- National and State Parks
- Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice Technology4 semesters
- Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate (sponsored by the N.C. Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission and the N.C. Sheriffs’ Education & Training Standards Commission)1 semester
Salary in NC
A Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate will launch your career, while an associate degree from COA will make you equally or better qualified than 67% of current Police Officers.