Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement (APCJLE)
Associate in Applied Science Degree
This program prepares students for certification to work in law enforcement jobs in the State of Michigan. Students must complete the academic program prior to entering the Police Academy component of the program.
-Admission to the Police Academy component of this program (CJT 221) is based on passing reading, writing, and physical activity examinations as well as fingerprinting and criminal history checks.
-Students who do not enter the academy may complete the Criminal Justice Associate in Arts Degree instead of the Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Associate in Applied Science Degree, and will not be certified for employment.
-Students admitted to the Police Academy are required to purchase gym clothes, khaki uniforms, textbooks, and other supplies.
-Academy students are required to adhere to additional rules of behavior and discipline beyond the general code of conduct.
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Requirements(Items marked in orange are available online.)
|Elective(s)||Computer and Information Literacy||3|
|CJT 100||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|ENG 100||or||Introduction to Technical and Workplace Writing|
|ENG 111||Composition I||4|
|MTH 151||or||Technical Algebra|
|MTH 160||or||Basic Statistics|
|MTH 169||Intermediate Algebra||4|
|PEA 102||Cardiovascular Training *||1|
|CJT 111||Police/Community Relations||3|
|CJT 120||Criminal Justice Ethics||3|
|CJT 160||Criminal Justice Constitutional Law||3|
|COM 102||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|Elective(s)||Arts and Humanities||3|
|CJT 224||Criminal Investigation||3|
|CJT 225||Seminar in Criminal Justice||3|
|PEA 105||Weight Training - Cybex/Free Weights||2|
|PSY 100||or||Introduction to Psychology|
|PSY 200||Child Psychology||3|
|Complete one course from the restricted electives: CJT 223, SOC 100, SOC 202, SOC 205, SOC 207, or SOC 250||3|
|CJT 221||Law Enforcement Training||16|
- Total Credits Required
*PEA 102 & PEA 105 are only offered in the fall and may be be taken during any fall semester.
It is recommended that students take one or two semesters of Spanish in addition to program requirements.
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