The University of Tennessee at Martin established the Tennessee Correction Academy Proficiency Program (TNCAP2), through which graduates of the Tennessee Correction Academy may earn up to six (6) semester hours of academic credit. TNCAP2 is designed to provide an incentive for criminal justice professionals to seek or continue higher education and, ultimately, obtain a bachelor's degree. This pilot program provides educational opportunities that are occupationally specific within the field of criminal justice and enhances students' understanding of theoretical concepts by providing a context for practical cultural application.
Through TNCAP2, Tennessee Correction Academy (TCA) graduates may earn credit in one or both of the UT Martin Criminal Justice courses listed below and apply this credit toward fulfillment of UT Martin baccalaureate degree requirements, including the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice or Bachelor of University Studies degree. Correctional personnel applying for TNCAP2 credit must submit:
All correctional personnel receiving university credit through TNCAP2 must meet UT Martin entrance criteria for Regular, Non-Traditional Adult, or Special Admission as detailed in the current Undergraduate Catalog and be admitted to the University. In addition to the regular UT Martin application fee, a recording fee is required for each course in which TNCAP2 credit is earned. This credit must be earned prior to the student's last 30 hours before graduation from the University. In the event that students were not enrolled at UT Martin at the time of participation in any TCA training program, academic credit may be granted retroactively once all entrance criteria have been met and Tennessee Correction Academy/UT Martin course content have been evaluated and approved.
Through TNCAP2, credit may be earned for one or both in the following courses:
NFA Collegiate Program
The University of Tennessee at Martin has partnered with the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC), an agency of the UT Institute for Public Service, to offer the National Forensic Academy (NFA) Collegiate Program which will provide criminal justice students with an opportunity to earn 9 hours of undergraduate credit
The Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Commission has approved the following courses offered at The University of Tennessee at Martin as satisfying the POST annual in-service training requirements for law enforcement officers in the State of Tennessee.