ON THE DEFENSIVE
Students interested in taking the advanced pre-police academy certificate must complete the basic pre-police academy certificate prior to enrolling. The advanced pre-police academy certificate consists of seven courses with a total of 17 college credit hours. Students will be exposed to the components of the physical fitness, constitutional law, report writing, crisis intervention, and defensive/pursuit driving. The physical fitness courses will enhance their development into life-style change. Trainers will focus on weightlifting, cardio, and toning. Crisis intervention will prepare the students for responding to calls for service. Students will practice defusing hostile situations.
In addition, students will conduct research on police pursuits focusing on policy development (i.e. officer discretion, pursuit/no pursuit, conditions to pursue). In addition, students will complete an academy approved driving course. Upon completing this course, students will understand the dynamics of pursuits. Finally, they will complete a National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course. This will assist the students with understanding defensive driving and reduce any points they may have on their driving record.
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HEAD OF THE CLASS
Graduates will be marketable and competitive for the job market.
Curriculum directed by the advisory committee with input from local law enforcement agencies.
Get hands-on experience through in-person and virtual simulations.
Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Total Program Tuition: 17 credits x $214 per credit = $3,638.*
Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free. See more about paying for TCL.
*Based on Fall 2022 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary; all subject to change.
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