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Law Enforcement, A.A.


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The Minnesota West Community and Technical College law enforcement A.A. degree program is a Minnesota Board of Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) approved program.  The curriculum has been designed to meet the learning objectives for Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) and Minnesota State Transfer Pathways for Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement.

The program offers small class sizes, individualized attention, and is focused on modern 21st century education and hands on training that will prepare students for the demands of today’s criminal justice careers. The program instructors are experienced law enforcement individuals that have taught in the field and are recognized experts in the areas that they teach.

The A.A. degree program is designed for students that plan to continue their education under the transfer pathways at four-year institutions with a focus on careers in criminal justice that require a four year degree such as: Federal government employment, corrections, probation & parole or juvenile justice. This degree pathway also allows for a focused track with certificates in private security and cyber security.

  Fall - Year 1  
Composition I 3
Introduction to Psychology 4
Concepts in Math 3
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Introduction to Microcomputers 3
  Credits Fall - Year 1 16
  Spring - Year 1  
Ethics Theory and Practice 3
Survey of Physics 3
Principles of Biology 4
Issues in the Environment 3
  Credits Spring - Year 1 13
  Fall - Year 2  
Logic 3
Social Problems 3
Fundamentals of Music 3
Credits Fall - Year 2 9
  Spring - Year 2
Interpersonal Communications 3
Introduction to Literature 3
Body Conditioning 2
  Credits Spring - Year 2 8
  Electives To Total 60 Credits. Suggested Electives Include:  14
LAWE 2297 Law Enforcement Internship (Recommended Spring 2nd year or summer) 1-3
Introduction to Corrections 3
Introduction to Private Security 3
Cyber Crimes 2
Homeland Security & Terrorism 2
Juvenile Justice 3
Communication - Relations 4
Law Enforcement and Community 3
Law Enforcement and Human Behaviors 3
Police Leadership - Ethics 3
Minnesota Statutes 4
Criminal Investigations 3
Criminal Procedures 3


Updated: si 4/18/17