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Enroll TODAY! Classes Start November 20th.

65 Weeks to a New Career.

  • I graduated with my associate’s degree in criminology and emergency response management. Best decision I ever made. Awesome and amazing facility staff and instructor they help you every step of the way. Helped me get a job in my field while going to school. Best school ever hands on training is the best.

    Jasmine L. , Criminology Student

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Do you see yourself protecting others through your work on the front lines of law enforcement or disaster response? IOT can help you prepare for a critical role in ensuring the safety of others during a crime or a crisis through a degree in Criminology and Emergency Response Management (CERM).


We’re an approved provider of security certificates by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS). Our state-of-the-art firearm simulator provides practical experience, and our flexible schedules can accommodate your busy lifestyle.

  • State-of-the-art firearm simulator provides real-world experience
  • Access to the IVR-300 Training Simulator
  • Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) security guard card
  • Standards and Training for Corrections certificate
  • Federal Emergency Response Standards (FEMA) Curriculum

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This program is 1,300 hours and 97 quarter credit hours. Classes are held Monday through Thursday for 65 weeks. An Independent Study component is included. See your admissions representative for available class times.


IOT is your career partner, preparing graduates to contribute to the fields of emergency response and management and law enforcement in a variety of job roles such as:

  • Community service officer
  • Deputy sheriff
  • Extradition officer
  • Immigration officer
  • Insurance investigations
  • Natural disaster relief
  • Court systems
  • Private and public security
  • And more!

Students who successfully complete this program will receive an ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE from the Clovis campus or an ASSOCIATE OF OCCUPATIONAL STUDIES from the Modesto campus.

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Start Your Journey with Supportive & Convenient Education

We believe school should work for you, which is why our classes are:

  • Engaging
    Learn new skills and take control of your career through hands-on vocational training and real-world education that moves you forward.
  • Supportive
    We offer support with tutoring and instructors with many years of experience in the industry.
  • Convenient
    Fit school into your life with evening classes, accelerated programs, and hybrid learning that can be completed in as little as 9 months.

Institute of Technology offers placement support and assistance to all graduates regardless of how long they have been out of school. If you are a recent graduate or graduated years ago, our Career Services Team is here to help you!


IOT offers this course at these convenient campus locations:
Clovis, California
Modesto, California

What Program Graduates Say

  • I worked hard in the Cerm program. It helped me a lot in the academy, interviews and now as a police officer. If you are a worker and are dedicated to see a new career to the end, I recommend it!

    Andy H. , Criminology Student



Accreditation is the process of evaluating a school or educational training program to determine whether it meets standards set up by an accrediting organization. When you attend an accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality. It’s not easy to become or remain an accredited institution. The rules and regulations are strict, precise and designed to protect students. Here are some of the benefits:

 A reliable indicator of quality
 Approved program of study
 Qualified instructors

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