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OPOTA Graduates: Strengthen Your Career Potential with a Criminal Justice Degree

If you graduated from the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA), you can apply those credits toward a Criminal Justice degree at Brown Mackie College — Cincinnati. Plus, an active law enforcement commission counts as externship credits.

Choosing Brown Mackie College — Cincinnati carries many benefits, including:

  • Transfer OPOTA credits to reduce total tuition and decrease time needed to complete your degree.
  • A degree in Criminal Justice can reinforce your career potential, enhancing chances to obtain greater responsibilities.
  • Flexible day and evening classes fit into your busy life
  • Convenient ONE COURSE A MONTH schedules

Many law enforcement agencies reimburse tuition costs. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Persons who provide written original documentation of successfully completing the mandated OPOTA curriculum will be awarded credit in the following courses toward graduation requirements in the associate's degree in Criminal Justice:
CJ 1150 Introduction to Criminal Justice (4)
CJ 1550 Criminal Investigation and Police Procedure (4)
CJ 1650 Correctional Systems and Practices (4)
CJ 2150 Criminal Procedure (4)

Additionally, persons who hold an active commission with a law enforcement agency in the state of Ohio are granted credit for the following additional course:
CJ 2900 Criminal Justice Externship (4)

Find out how you can apply OPOTA credits toward a Criminal Justice degree at Brown Mackie College — Cincinnati.

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