Are you interested in a career in law enforcement, executive protection or private security? Military veteran transitioning to civilian life? Looking to take your current experience to the next level?
Hocking College is proud to announce a new partnership with 88 Tactical intended to provide a pathway for those looking to earn an associate degree. The 30-day Tactical Operations Academy is worth 12 credit hours toward Hocking College’s Associate of Individual Studies Degree in Enhanced Police Science.
According to 88 Tactical, the comprehensive training program “covers a wide range of instruction, from firearms and tactics to executive protection and tactical medicine.”
The course is consistent with Hocking College’s ethos of hands-on learning, focusing on real world encounters, not textbooks. The program uses “88 Tactical’s proprietary Behavior-Based Methodology.”
The academy is taught at 88 Tactical’s 160-acre training facility in Tekamah, Nebraska, which features pistol, rifle and precision rifle ranges, cabins, a bunkhouse and a large lodge.
Qualified students can also earn instructor-level certifications in High Threat Close Quarters Battle, High Threat Vehicle Engagements and Tactical Medicine.
Tour the training facility at 88 Tactical’s Tekamah, Nebraska training facility.
The first Tactical Operations Academy will be held March 16 - April 15, 2020.
To attend the first academy, students must register by Feb. 14, 2020.
Other academy session
June 8 - July 3 (four-week academy)
June 8 - June 20 (two-week session)
June 22 - July 3 (two-week session) (Only if already attended weeks one and two.)
Sept. 14 - Oct. 9 (four-week academy)
Sept. 14 - Sept. 26 (two-week session)
Sept. 28 - Oct. 9 (two-week session) (Only if already attended weeks one and two.)
Oct. 26 - Nov. 20 (four-week academy)
Oct. 26 - Nov. 7 (two-week session)
Nov. 9 - Nov. 20 (two-week session) - (Only if already attended weeks one and two.)
How do I register?
Step 1: Apply to Hocking College under the Associate of Individualized Studies program.
Step 2: Submit your portfolio demonstrating law enforcement training and/or military service to request Credit by Advanced Standing for specific courses required for your degree.
Step 3: Complete your Associate of Individualized Studies Plan of Study with your Hocking College Advisor.
Step 4: Register for courses with your Hocking College Advisor.
How much does it cost?
The total cost of attending the Academy including course fees, meal plan, lodging and tuition is $11,946. Course fees cover required equipment, including firearms, gear and accessories which students get to keep.
If a student would like to complete an associate degree in order to possibly qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, students must work with Lea Wandling to schedule additional classes. Tuition rates may vary depending on the courses a student chooses to complete their degree.
For more information, visit 88tactical.com or contact:
Lea Wandling, Associate Dean, Public Safety Services
Kurt Sorys, Training Manager