Law Enforcement (AS)

This program is designed to prepare graduates for police work. Coursework in academic and practical skills is offered at the Law Enforcement Education Center (LEEC). For more information on LEEC call: 763-657-3700.

Required prerequisite courses for admission to LEEC: Coursework marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed with a minimum grade of C in each course and with a minimum combined GPA of 2.50 in all nine prerequisite courses.

General Education Requirements: (31 credits)

*ENGC 1101

Freshman Composition (4)

*ENGC 1102

Technical Writing (3)

or second freshman composition course (3)

*PSYC 1100

Psychology in Modern Life (3)

or PSYC 1110

Introduction to Psychology (4)

or SOC 2108

Social Psychology (3)

*SOC 1104

Intro to Sociology (3)

*SOC 2110

American Minority Relations (3)

*SOC 2114

Families in Crisis (3)

COMM 1111

Interpersonal Communication (3)

EXSC 1129

Fitness for Life (2)

Complete at least 3 credits from MnTC Goal 3 or 4
Complete at least 3 credits from MnTC Goal 6

or PHIL 1103

Ethics (3)

Program Major Courses: (15 credits)

*SOC 2130

Intro to Criminal Justice (3)

*SOC 2131

Juvenile Justice (3)

*SOC 2132

Police and Community (3)

HLTH 2209

Emergency Medical Responder (3)

Complete at least one the following courses: (3 cr)

ANTH 1145

Human Variation – Bio-Anthropology and Forensic Analysis (3)

SOC 1106

Social Problems in a Changing World (3)

SOC 2096

Internship in Sociology (2-4)

SPAN 1100

Beginning Spanish 1 (5)

Professional Licensing Core Courses:

(22 credits taken over two semesters at LEEC)

Semester 1

LAWE 2225

Criminal Investigation (3)

LAWE 2230

Legal Issues-Law Enforcement (3)

LAWE 2231

Criminal and Traffic Codes (3)

LAWE 2240

Patrol Operations (3)

Semester 2

LAWE 2299

Law Enforcement Integrated Practicum (10)

Additional Requirements to take the POST examination:
Completion of First Responder, Emergency Medical Response, or EMT course is required prior to taking licensing exam. HLTH 2209 fulfills this requirement. Students with current certification may petition completion of the requirement and substitute another 3 credit course for HLTH 2209. A successful petition will not affect the 68 credit requirement for the A.S.