This program provides the student with the opportunity to attend a State-certified police academy and graduate from North Central with an Associate of Applied Science degree and Michigan Council on Law Enforcement Standards certification (MCOLES). Students interested in this program need to apply. Acceptance is competitive and is not guaranteed. A criminal background check is required for admission to the academy. See the North Central Criminal Justice Coordinator for more information. To complete this program within two years, a student will need to attend summer sessions. The second half of the program is completed at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City. Students must take and pass the MCOLES Reading and Writing and Pre-Enrollment Physical Fitness tests prior to starting coursework at Northwestern Michigan College. Both tests are offered regularly at NMC.