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Criminal Justice/OPOTA (CJS.S.ATS)

  • Division: Business and Public Services
  • Department: Criminal Justice Science
The Associate of Technical Study Degree in Criminal Justice/OPOTA prepares entry-level professionals from diverse backgrounds in theoretical foundations, knowledge, skills, and practices of law enforcement operations. This study enables students to develop rational decisions and informed responses to challenges facing law enforcement and CJ professionals today and prepares them to take the OPOTA certification assessment which allows them to seek employment as a Peace Officer in the State of Ohio. Note: This program requires an approved ATS application. Please contact if interested. This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at