Last updated 3/17/2014
Certificate Code 5549
Don Gano, 309-796-5281, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Law Enforcement curricula are provided by the Department of Social, Behavioral, and Educational Studies.
A working knowledge of the criminal justice system is provided by the law enforcement courses in the curriculum, an understanding of human behavior is provided by the psychology and sociology courses, and the government courses provide knowledge of bureaucratic structure.
Students completing the recommended courses are prepared to compete for jobs in the criminal justice field at the local and state level. Those students desiring employment with federal law enforcement agencies usually need to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree. They are also qualified to enter the private security field.
The certificate program is basically designed for persons presently employed in the criminal justice system. Many people now working in that field received no formal training for their job, and this certificate program is designed to provide them with the basic skills necessary to perform their jobs.
Those interested in a four-year bachelor’s degree should enroll in the Law Enforcement Associate in Science degree program in the Transfer Programs section of this catalog.
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
1COMM 100 — Communication Skills (3)
CRJU 151 — Criminal Justice System (3)
CRJU 104 — Police Administration (3)
CRJU 254 — Criminal Investigation I (3)
CRJU 255 — Criminal Law (3)
1ENG 132 — Technical Writing I (3)
CRJU 109 — Police Community Relations (3)
CRJU 247 — Criminology and Juvenile Delinquency (3)
CRJU 257 — Police Ethics (3)
Law Enforcement Elective (3)
Minimum total hours required for Certificate (30)
1ENG 101 or 102 may be substituted.
Gainful employment is one important measure that students and parents should pay attention to as they examine colleges and programs. All non-degree programs must be designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation in order to be deemed eligible for federal student aid. These programs are generally less than 2 years in length and result in a certificate.