Explore Academic Programs - Police Academy


The Central Texas College Police Academy (TCOLE License Number 511261) is designed to prepare students to pass the basic peace officer licensing exam given by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Once a cadet successfully completes the academy, they will be eligible to take the peace officer licensing exam. Once the cadet passes the exam, they will have a significantly higher chance of being hired by a law enforcement agency anywhere in Texas. 

Student may attend the CTC Police academy:

  1. full time during the day (Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  2. part time (Monday-Thursday from 6 - 10 p.m. and every other Saturday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.).

Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Police officer

Potential Earnings: $28.69 hourly, $59,680 annual

Market Growth Rate: 5 - 9 %


Sheriff and sheriff's deputy

Potential Earnings: $28.69 hourly, $59,680 annual

Market Growth Rate: 5 - 9 %

Criminal investigator

Potential Earnings: $37.56 hourly, $78,120 annual

Market Growth Rate: 5 - 9 %


Police detective

Potential Earnings: $37.56 hourly, $78,120 annual

Market Growth Rate: 5 - 9 %


Degrees and Certificates

CTC police academy programs are offered full time during the day or part time in the evening.

Cadets have the opportunity to attend the Police Academy for college credits. Upon successful completion, the cadet can earn 23 college credit hours and a certificate of completion. These hours can be applied to the CTC Associate of Applied Science degree in protective services: Texas peace officer.

A requirement of the CTC Police Academy is all cadets must be able to perform strenuous physical activities.

All applicants must meet special admission requirements and contact the academy directly for an admissions packet.

Delivery Mode

Certificate of Completion

Basic Peace Officer

23 semester hours, 720 classroom hours, five months full time

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