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Earn Credit for Your NYS Municipal Police Training

At SUNY Empire State College, you can earn college credit for New York State Municipal Police Training Council Basic Course (MPTC) for Correction Officers.

SUNY Empire State College has partnered with the Empire State Law Enforcement Training Network, New York Corrections and Youth Services Association (NYCAYSA), and the New York State Sheriffs’ Association (NYSSA) to provide pathways toward an associates or bachelor's degree.

Individuals who complete the MPTC Basic Course for Corrections Officers* are eligible to receive college credit to transfer toward a degree at SUNY Empire State College:


Correctional Institutional Operations 4 credits
Legal Issues for Correctional Professionals 3 credits
Behavioral Science for Corrections Officers 1 credit
Physical Training 2 credits
Communications 1 credit
Correctional Practicum 3 credits

*You must have completed the MPTC Basic Course after January 1, 2003. If you completed the MPTC Basic Course prior to January 1, 2003, you are encouraged to participate in individual prior learning assessment to seek college credit for completion of MPTC Basic Course.


As an added benefit, apply online for a degree program and enter your partner code to receive:

  • Waiver of orientation fee
  • $100 Presidential Scholarship during first-term of matriculated enrollment

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Complete the form on this page to request more information or call 800-847-3000, ext. 5990 to speak to an enrollment advisor.

The SUNY Empire State College Advantage

Where and How to Study

Study online, at one of the college's 35 locations or blend a combination of approaches.

What to Study

Associate and bachelor's degrees at Empire State College are organized into 12 areas of study that are designed to provide maximum flexibility within a broad but unifying framework. Here is a sample of concentrations created by students in related fields: criminal justice services, emergency management, human development, and human services. At SUNY Empire State College, you have the opportunity to create a degree program that is the right fit for you.

College Credit for Other Learning Gained Through Work and Life

In addition to college credit for completion of the MPTC Basic Course, your faculty mentor will help you determine what additional college-level learning you already have that may be applied toward your degree.

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