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Law Enforcement

The Law Enforcement course is an overview of the criminal justice system and the careers available in this growing employment field such as homeland security. Students will investigate the roles of local and state law enforcement agencies, federal agencies, corrections and supporting careers. Learning opportunities include field trips to criminal justice and public service facilities. Students will receive training in critical analysis, conflict resolution, record keeping, technical writing, fingerprinting, investigative procedures, patrol procedures and criminal/traffic laws. How laws are created, the difference between criminal and civil laws, and law enforcement ethics will also be explored.

Career Opportunities

  • Corrections
  • Dispatcher
  • Positions within courts
  • State and local law enforcement positions
  • Federal law enforcement/investigations
  • Private and industry security
  • Position within legal representation

Certification Opportunities: Progress towards Associates of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice

Pre-requisites: Junior/senior standing, returning students to another program must have a B or better their first year and instructor approval

Sessions offered: AM Session is 8 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. PM Session is 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Length of program: 1 year

Location: Tri-Tech

Equivalency Credits: 0.5 Technical English 1 or 2, 0.5 Science, 1.0 Fitness

Occupational/Elective Credits: 3 per year

College credits available: TBD


Brenda Buroker

Law Enforcement