Wharton County Junior College operates a licensed police academy certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Successful completion of the required training allows students to take the state licensing examination to become a licensed peace officer in the State of Texas.
The police academy offers both day and evening classes. Day classes are held at the Wharton campus, 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday, completing in one semester (17 weeks). Evening classes are held at the Richmond campus, 6:00pm-10:00pm Monday through Friday, completing in two semesters (34 weeks). Students must take all courses as a semester block.NEXT AVAILABLE CLASSES: A Wharton day class is scheduled to begin August 22, 2016 A Richmond evening class is scheduled to begin August 22, 2016 Apply early! Student information/registration packets are prepared for each individual academy. Packets will be distributed to each applicant upon receipt of application to the program.