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Evening, weekend Jail Academy classes start July 18; registration deadline July 5

June 13, 2017

Nicolet College will offer a part-time Jail Academy starting July 18 for individuals seeking the training for a career in corrections.

Classes will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays for 10 weeks on the Nicolet Campus.

Jail Academy“This is a great opportunity for anyone who cannot attend classes during the day Monday through Friday to learn the skills they need to start a career in the corrections field,” said Tim Gerdmann, Academy director and Criminal Justice Services specialist at Nicolet.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 5.

Instruction and training in this Wisconsin Department of Justice program will cover all elements necessary to work in corrections. This includes how to admit and fingerprint new prisoners, search a jail cell, use communication skills to diffuse situations, how to physically control inmates, as well as the state laws and administrative codes governing jail operations.

“The program will give students the skills they need to effectively handle the day-to-day tasks along with the issues that are not so routine that crop up in a jail environment,” Gerdmann explained.

Classes will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Currently 14 agencies in Wisconsin, including several in the Northwoods, are looking for corrections officers. Starting pay ranges from $16 to $20 per hour.

For more information, or to register, contact Gerdmann at (715) 365-4535 or by email at

Click here for more information about Nicolet’s academic programs in corrections and criminal justice or call (715) 365-4493; TTY 1-800-947-3529 of 711.