Online Training for Law Enforcement

Wake Tech's online distance education courses are designed with law enforcement officers in mind, allowing them to access their coursework 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Instruction is focused on active participation and scheduling flexibility.

Online courses are taught by the same qualified instructors who teach the college's traditional classroom courses. The level of coursework, required readings and examinations are the same for online and on-campus courses.

Online training is a valuable and cost-effective method for continuous education and overall productivity enhancement. It offers a solution to what is often the No. 1 obstacle to training – time – and is ideal for anyone trying to balance the rigors of meeting training requirements, full-time employment and family obligations.

Benefits of online training

  • Convenience
    Officers can learn in the office or at home whenever it's most convenient. Students can complete assignments during their most productive times, and continual access to course material ensures students can review materials at any time.
  • Relevance
    Course content includes the most current topics and ensures training is applicable to an officer's career path and agency needs.
  • Immediacy
    Internet delivery enables course availability via computer, smart phone or tablet. Open an internet browser, and you are up and running quickly.
  • Affordability
    Departments save 50 to 70% on training costs by eliminating travel expenses.
  • Pace of learning
    Students can learn at their own pace. Activities are scheduled at the end of each training module, reinforcing an individual's knowledge prior to advancing to the next module.
  • Presentation
    Training courses are supplemented by onscreen graphics, PowerPoint presentations and short videos that may accelerate learning.
  • Consistency
    Courses are consistent and ensure every officer receives the same level of training.
  • Accessibility
    Officers have the ability to submit inquiries via email or phone at any time.