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Police Academy Program
Police Academy at NC
Name of Department: Police Academy
Name of Department Chair/Program Director: Alan Eddins
The Basic Peace Officer Course offered by the Navarro College Police Academy consists of 714 hours, of which 696 is required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) curriculum. The program is designed to prepare students to pass the Peace Officer licensing exam given at the end of the program. The course consists of 42 topics ranging from 2 hours to 74 hours in length. Approximately one-third of the class is devoted to developing physical skills required to become a peace officer. The program includes training in the following areas: current penal & traffic law, defensive tactics, first aid, patrol tactics, cultural diversity, and firearms. Additional hours include TASER Certification, extended skills training for Active Shooter and a comprehensive review for the State Licencsing Exam.
The Police Academy also offers an array of in-service courses to current officers who are state mandated to complete 40 hours of training every two years. The Police Academy offers approximately 50 in-service courses each year.
*NOTE: Students must meet all eligibility requirements of TCOLE and the Navarro College Police Advisory Board to enroll in the Police Academy program. Visit the Admission Requirements page for more details.
Effective September 1st 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify you a potential or enrolled student that a criminal history may make you ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion.
The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and
requirements. /conted/police-academy/admission/ or go to
You may obtain more information about our program and application process to the Police Academy by visiting our “Admissions Process” page at /academics/police-academy/admission-requirements/.
Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential Texas Peace Officer License prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation.” https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/dpswebsite/criminalhistory/
This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense.
Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.
Admission to the Police Academy program
Visit the Admission Requirements page for more details.
Police Academy Program Admission & Class Schedule
Type of Program
Class Start & End Dates
Open - Deadline
|Fall Full-Time||August - December||M-F | 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.||-||April 1 - July 1|
|Fall Part-Time||August - May||M-Th | 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.||M-Th | 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.||April 1 - July 1|
|Shift (Fire and EMS only)||August - May||Designated Shift Day||Upcoming Fall Class: TBD||April 1 - July 1|
|Spring Full-Time||January - May||M-F | 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.||-||October 1 - December 15|
Career Destination Map
Download a copy of the gainful employment report – Police Academy (PDF)
- Active Listening
- Active Learning
- Critical Thinking
- Complex Problem Solving
- Decision Making
- Learning Strategies
- Management of Resources
- Public Interaction
- Reading Comprehension
- Systems Analysis
- Systems Evaluation
- Social Perceptiveness
- Service Orientation
- Time Management
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Program Coordiantor | Corsicana Campus | (903) 875-7702