The East Texas Police Academy offers its graduates a unique opportunity to earn credit toward an associate of applied science degree at Kilgore College. Students who successfully complete the BPOC or NBPOC and then pass the TCOLE licensing exam can receive 24 hours of Kilgore College institutional credit (“CR”). These 24 hours of institutional credit can be applied toward the 60-hour AAS in Criminal Justice degree at KC. All of the remaining 36 hours of the AAS degree can be taken online.
Students who are full-time, paid, Texas peace officers may qualify for tuition and lab fee exemptions for their criminal justice courses under Texas Education Code §54.208.
Please contact ETPA Director Joe Cassin or Criminal Justice Instructor Michael Ferguson for more information about this exciting opportunity.