Law Enforcement

The Associate in Applied Science in Law Enforcement degree is a common requirement for advancement in law enforcement careers and satisfies the entrance requirement of several large agencies that require a two year college education. To receive an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Law Enforcement students must complete 38 semester credit hours of approved academic courses and complete the Peace Officer Training Program for a total of 60 semester credits.

Students enrolled in Law Enforcement curriculum must also apply for the Peace Officer Training Program. Due to a limited amount of seating, students should begin the application process for the POTP early in the semester prior to when the POTP is offered. Students that graduate from the Peace Officer Training Program first can complete the AAS in Law Enforcement either on campus or online.

BOTE 127 Information Processing  
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers 3
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
ENGL 120 College Composition II  
ENGL 125 Introduction to Professional Writing 3
POLS 115 American Government 3
POLS 116 State and Local Government 3
Lab Science   4
Program Electives   9
Electives   9
Credits from Law Enforcement courses 40
    >Peace Officer Training Program Certificate
CJ 101 Fundamentals of Law Enforcement 3
CJ 102 Investigation Techniques 2
CJ 104 Defensive Tactics 2
CJ 150 Patrol Procedures 3
CJ 155 Police Skills 4
CJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
HPER 165 First Responder 2
HPER 265 Physical Training 1
Total POTP Certificate Credits   20


Program Electives    
CJ 160 The Legal System 3
CJ 210 Introduction to Policing in America 3
CJ 220 Criminal Law 3
HPER 100 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 3
MATH 103 College Algebra 3
POLS 236 American Constitution - Civil Liberties 3
PSYC 100 Human Relations in Organizations 3
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSCY 270 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 115 Social Problems 3
SOC 235 Cultural Diversity 3
SOC 252 Criminology 3