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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.

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CORE
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
GEN
COM-200
Interpersonal Communication

COM-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
CORE
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
GEN
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
GEN
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

OR
GEN
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

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
CORE
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
CORE
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
CORE
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
GEN
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
GEN
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IAI Mathematics

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IAI Mathematics

No Description Available
OR
GEN
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IAI Science

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IAI Science

No Description Available
3.0
ELE
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Career Elective

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Career Elective

No Description Available
2.0

Semester Totals

16.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CORE
CJS-160
Criminal Evidence and Procedure

CJS-160
Criminal Evidence and 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
CORE
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

3.0
CORE
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
GEN
SOC-286
Racial and Ethnic Groups

SOC-286
Racial and Ethnic Groups

An examination of American racial and ethnic diversity with an attempt to understand racial and ethnic relations. The examination is made emphasizing the sociological perspective while including material from the other social sciences.

Course Outline

OR
GEN
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

3.0
ELE
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Career Elective

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Career Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
CORE
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
CORE
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
CORE
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
GEN
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
ELE
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Career Elective

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Career Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

14.0

Total Program Hours

60.0
 
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