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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Law Enforcement (AAS.LE)

The Law Enforcement degree is intended for students who do not intend to transfer to a university after graduation and who primarily intend to seek a career as a police officer in a local or county police agency. This degree can also be ideal for those seeking a career in corrections by taking electives related to the field. Contact an academic advisor for a specific academic plan leading to successful graduation.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CJS-150
Intro/Criminal Just

CJS-150
Intro/Criminal Just

Focuses on an overview of the justice system with emphasis on the total system of police, courts, and corrections.

Course Outline

3.0
CIS-160
Practical Software Application

CIS-160
Practical Software Application

Provides an opportunity for students to learn computer concepts and to use word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
SFS-101
Strategies for Success

SFS-101
Strategies for Success

Designed to improve student performance in college and beyond. Topics include: college resources; identification of college and career goals; implementation of study, note-taking, and test-taking strategies; and development of life management skills including time management, stress management, and relationship skills.

Course Outline

OR
SFS-103
Life Strategies

SFS-103
Life Strategies

Designed to assist students in improving critical thinking skills, designing effective goals and creating a successful life and financial management plan. Emphasis will be placed on career and transfer advancement as well as financial planning.

Course Outline

2.0
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

3.0
CJS-080
Introduction to Policing

CJS-080
Introduction to Policing

This course provides an introduction to the police profession by examining the history of policing, the mental and physical requirements for a police officer, and police operational issues. Consideration is also given to current policing trends.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

14.0
Second Semester
CJS-152
Criminal Investigation I

CJS-152
Criminal Investigation I

Focuses on the fundamentals of investigation, crime scene applications, and investigative techniques and procedures. Upon completion of this course, the student will understand the theory and practicality of investigation from crime scene to courtroom.

Course Outline

3.0
CJS-156
Criminal Law

CJS-156
Criminal Law

A study of the concept of social order, examining criminal law. Crime is defined and examined as is criminal responsibility, mental state, physical act and other fundamental legal doctrines.

Course Outline

3.0
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Math or Science Elective

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Math or Science Elective

No Description Available
3.0
CJS-081
Police Report Writing

CJS-081
Police Report Writing

This course provides an understanding of the fundamental principles of good writing and effective police reporting by developing a practical, basic understanding to the types of reports and forms commonly used in the field of criminal justice.

Course Outline

2.0
PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing Concepts, research methods and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.

Course Outline

3.0
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Elective

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Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

17.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CJS-160
Criminal Evidence & Procedure

CJS-160
Criminal Evidence & Procedure

Focuses on the application of Constitutional law. Procedural responsibilities of the police as they apply to the constitutional rights of the individual will be emphasized.


Course Outline

3.0
SOC-282
Social Problems

SOC-282
Social Problems

An issue oriented course. Among the issues covered are how sociologists view social problems, the changing family, poverty, race and ethnic relations, aging, crime and criminal justice, human sexual behavior, problems of physical and mental illness, urban problems, and other areas based upon student interests.

Course Outline

OR
SOC-280
Introduction to Sociology

SOC-280
Introduction to Sociology

Study of human interaction focusing on social influences shaping personality, structure and dynamics of human society. Topics include: sociological perspective, culture, society, social interaction; social change in global perspective; socialization; families; social class; and social stratification; race and ethnicity; and deviance.

Course Outline

3.0
CJS-153
Police Operations

CJS-153
Police Operations

This course focuses on the duties and responsibilities of the patrol officer. Topics covered will include routine patrol, traffic enforcement, and officer survival.

Course Outline

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3.0
CJS-090
Community Policing

CJS-090
Community Policing

This course examines the relationship between police and the community and provides information on how to strengthen that relationship. Strategies for effective community policing are examined.

Course Outline

3.0
SPE-200
Interpersonal Communication

SPE-200
Interpersonal Communication

Principles and practices of oral communication emphasizing message formation and delivery, listening, perception, awareness of verbal and non-verbal codes, and managing conflict.

Course Outline

3.0
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Elective

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Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

18.0
Second Semester
CJS-158
Juvenile Justice

CJS-158
Juvenile Justice

Designed to familiarize the student with development and trends in the juvenile justice system. It includes delinquency prevention, causation of juvenile crime, and treatment and control of the juvenile delinquent.

Course Outline

3.0
CJS-091
Ethics in Criminal Justice

CJS-091
Ethics in Criminal Justice

This course analyzes various aspects of ethics in the criminal justice system, including the police, the court system, and the correctional system.

Course Outline

3.0
HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

The purpose of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergency course is to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life.

Course Outline

2.0
CJS-250
Criminology

CJS-250
Criminology

This course analyzes criminological theories. Crime in relation to physical and psychological factors, to cultural areas, to the family and to other social institutions will be examined. Consideration is given to professional crime and white collar crime.

Course Outline

3.0
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Electives

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Electives

No Description Available
4.0

Semester Totals

15.0

Total Program Hours

64.0