Last updated 3/17/2014
Associate in Applied Science Code 5049
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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)
SOC 101 — Principles of Sociology (3)
CRJU 109 — Polcie Community Relations (3)
SPEC 114 — Interpersonal Communication (3)
SOC 102 — Contemporary Social Problems (3)
CRJU 104 — Police Administration (3)
CRJU 152 — Criminology (3)
POLS 122 — American National Government (3)
CRJU 153 — Survey of Corrections (3)
MATH 110 — Mathematics for General Education (3)
CRJU 254 — Criminal Investigation I (3)
CRJU 255 — Criminal Law (3)
SOC 261 — Deviant Behavior (3)
CRJU 253 — Probation and Parole (3)
POLS 252 — State and Local Government (3)
CRJU 257 — Police Ethics (3)
CRJU 247 — Criminology and Juvenile Delinquency (3)
SOC 250 — Minority Relations (3)
*Elective — Physical Education (3)
Minimum total hours required for degree (60)
*Recommended that students take course designed to develop physical stamina, agility and endurance in preparation for testing for law enforcement agencies.
1ENG 101-102 and SPEC 101 may be substituted for students planning to transfer to a four-year school