What will I learn?

The Law Enforcement Academy program is designed to prepare students to meet entry-level requirements for jobs in the law enforcement profession. The curriculum has sufficient breadth to allow students to pursue a career in a variety of agencies.

Career Opportunities:

Careers in law enforcement are constantly open statewide. Satisfactory completion of the Butte College Basic Law Enforcement Academy qualifies graduates to apply for these positions.

The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training designates 42 areas of law enforcement instruction designed to prepare academy graduates for entry-level law enforcement positions.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency in 42 P.O.S.T. learning domains.
  • Demonstrate, through written exams, crime scene scenario testing, and manipulative skills, core competencies as mandated by P.O.S.T.
  • Demonstrate, through written exams, P.O.S.T. scenario testing, and manipulative skills, core competencies as mandated by P.O.S.T.

Which department am I in?

Public Safety Education and Training Center

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 60 Units)

Tuition fees
USD $234 per unit (plus enrollment and service fees)
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Public Safety Education and Training Center



95965, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Butte College admits all high school graduates or the equivalent, and any persons 18 years of age or over who are capable of benefiting from the instruction offered. High school non-graduates who are over 18 years of age shall be admitted provisionally. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Internet Based) score of 45; TOEFL (Paper Based) score of 450; IELTS score 5.0; PTE Academic score 39; IEKEN (Japan) Score of 2; GTEC CBT (Japan) score of 900; ELS score of 109; KAPLAN Language Centers Higher Intermediate Level.

For international students

Students must have foreign academic records that are under the age of 18 to verify the completion of secondary-level/high school education. Otherwise, they are not required. Other English Language requirements: TOEFL Paper Based: 450, Computer-based test or 45 on the internet based test or they can demonstrate their proficiency by taking IELTS with a minimum score of 5.0 or ELS with a minimum score of 109.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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