Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) Certified
This program is designed for individuals who have made the career decision to be private security officers in the State of Ohio. In addition to the state-mandated PSA curriculum, students participate in specialized training which enhances their background, providing greater career opportunities. Students who successfully complete their Private Security Academy training will have earned 12 credit hours, applicable toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Security Administration. Upon successfully passing the OPOTC Private Security State Certification Examination (SCE), students are certified by the State and eligible for hire as a certified security officer.
Call or email the Private Security Academy office to request Academy start dates, tuition and fee information, complete application packets and additional information.
Students seeking enrollment in Cuyahoga Community College's PSA must meet all entry requirements according to the due dates specified in the application packet including:
Must be a high school graduate or have successfully completed the G.E.D program
Must be at least 18 years old at the time of acceptance to the Academy
Must complete a National WebCheck for Law Enforcement (BCI&I/FBI) *A domestic violence or any conviction of a lesser offense or plea where the original charge was domestic violence will prevent a student from taking firearms
Students who are accepted for enrollment in Cuyahoga Community College's PSA:
- May apply for and use financial aid, if qualified
- Must meet requirements for using Veteran's Administration and Ohio National Guard Scholarship Assistance Program funds
- Students will be registered as full-time students, carrying 12 credit hours
- Must commit to meeting the attendance requirement, per OPOTC regulation:
+Weekend Academy (14 weeks)
Students are in class every Saturday and Sunday from 8am-5pm
+Evening Academy (14 weeks)
Students are in class Monday through Thursday from 6pm-10pm
+Day Academy (9 weeks)
Students are in class Monday through Thursday from 8am-5pm
Tri-C offers an . For more information on the Associate degree contact the Enrollment Office at (800)954-8742.
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