Public Service Training

Public Service Training

Are you looking to enter the public service workforce? Zane State College offers the training you need.

When you choose Zane State College, you’re trusting us with your future. We don’t take this trust lightly. We guarantee you’ll receive quality instruction delivered by subject matter experts; assistance with building your network and obtaining the career you want; and offering a degree pathway beyond the certificate.

Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy

Must be 21 years old

10 Courses/26 Credit Hours

COST: $4,690
Costs are subject to change.

Course of Study: OP-C_COS_20-21

In only a year, gain the confidence and training to start a career in law enforcement and security. Work in a wide-variety of settings including prisons, jails, and courtrooms. Patrol assigned areas to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators. Median hourly wage is $21/hour.

Upon earning your certificate, you will be qualified for these occupations:
Patrol Officer, Peace Officer, Police Officer, Public Safety Officer, State Trooper, Security Guards, Personal Protection, Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs, Civil Process Server, Bailiff, Correctional Officer, and Law Enforcement Officer

Meet Your Instructor

George Ayers

OPOTA Commander

Certified OPOTA Instructor
Certified Basic Academy Commander
40 years of experience in the field of Law Enforcement

How Do I Sign Up?

New Students

To sign up, fill out an application here. You will select either of these which apply to you: 

    1. Taking courses for personal interest
    2. Taking select courses to transfer to another college
    3. Taking select courses to qualify me for a new job

Current Students

Please get in touch with your instructor to register for necessary courses.

College Credit for Your Life Experience

Those years of your hard work do add up. Tell us more about your work history so we can find ways to possibly turn that experience into college credit towards a certificate. Simply fill in some information below with the best time and way to reach you for a follow up talk.