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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.


Eastern Michigan University, BS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges/.

Continuing Eligibility

-Admission to the Police Academy component of this program (CJT 221A and CJT 221B) is based on passing reading, writing, and physical activity examinations as well as fingerprinting and criminal history checks. Students are admitted to the program based on the priorities established by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).
-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.

Contact Information

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Public Services Careers Dept
Ruth Walsh
Julie N. (Niki) Lee


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CJT 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ENG 100 or Introduction to Technical and Workplace Writing
ENG 111 Composition I 4
MTH 160 or Basic Statistics
MTH 169 Intermediate Algebra 4
PEA 115 Health and Fitness Experience 0.5
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Total 14.5
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
CJT 111 Police/Community Relations 3
CJT 120 Criminal Justice Ethics 3
CJT 160 Criminal Justice Constitutional Law 3
COM 102 Interpersonal Communication 3
Total 15
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CJT 170 Domestic and International Terrorism 3
CJT 224 Criminal Investigation 3
ANT 265 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology 3
PEA 115 Health and Fitness Experience 0.5
PSY 100 or Introduction to Psychology
PSY 200 Child Psychology 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Total 15.5
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CJT 221A Law Enforcement Training Part I 6
CJT 221B Law Enforcement Training Part II 12
Total 18
Total Credits Required


It is recommended that students take one or two semesters of Spanish in addition to program requirements.

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