Police Academy at Bryant & Stratton College Offered as Part of Criminal Justice Degree

Akron and Cleveland Campuses Approved to Offer Police Academy for College Credit
AKRON, Ohio - May 6, 2014 - PRLog -- Bryant & Stratton College announced that it will be offering the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) to Akron and Cleveland area residents for college credit beginning in May 2014.

The OPOTA program at Bryant & Stratton College follows Ohio Attorney General certification guidelines to prepare candidates for service as police officers, and the College has cooperation from local municipalities to help prepare candidates for this certification.

As approved by the Ohio Board of Regents, Bryant & Stratton College will now offer 15 semester hours of college credit towards the Criminal Justice diploma, associate, or bachelor degree programs upon completion of OPOTA training.  The College will also award 15 credit hours for any previous completer of OPOTA training currently serving as a police officer.

“We are honored to be able to meet the needs of the Northeast Ohio community with this new degree and certification in police training,” said Dr. Florentine Hoelker, Akron Campus Director.  “At Bryant & Stratton College part of our mission is to offer career education that meets the needs of local residents and the larger community.  These new offerings are part of that effort. We are very excited to offer OPOTA for college credit as part of our Criminal Justice degrees.”

Program and Training Details

Where: 190 Montrose West Avenue, Akron, OH 44321 and 3121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

For more information including start dates call Law Enforcement Director Rick Abbott at the Akron Campus at: 330-598-2500 or Greg Soucie at the Downtown Cleveland Campus: 216-771-1700.

Bryant & Stratton College has four campuses in Ohio offering degrees programs in Health Services Administration, Medical Assisting, Business, Nursing and Paralegal, among others.
For more information about Bryant & Stratton College and its degree programs and campuses, visit www.bryantstratton.edu.

About Bryant & Stratton College:
Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment.  The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.  For 160 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing career education leading to bachelor’s degrees and associate’s degrees in the fields of healthcare, technology, legal, and business. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.bryantstratton.edu/disclosures.  General information can also be found on the College’s website at www.bryantstratton.edu.

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