Criminal Justice Law Enforcement (APCJLE)

Associate in Applied Science

This program provides the first 45 credit hours necessary to enter the Police Academy as a pre-service student.

The final 18 credit hours toward the associate degree are earned upon successful completion of the on-campus Police Academy. Upon graduation from the academy you will have earned your associate degree and will be eligible to be hired as a Certified Police Officer in the State of Michigan. In the academic portion of your education, as well as while in the academy, you will learn the applicable laws and procedures as well as the skills necessary to function as an effective, ethical police officer.

This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2017-18 | 2018-19 | 2019-20

2019-2020 Academic Requirements

 

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: Articulation Agreements.

 -Admission to the Police Academy component of this program (CJT 229A and CJT 229B) 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.

Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Public Services Careers Dept
Advisors
Ruth Walsh
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
 (Items marked with an icon online icon 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
Elective(s)   Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s)   Math 3
PEA 115   Health and Fitness Experience 0.5
Total 13.5
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
Total 12.5
Fourth Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
CJT 229A   Law Enforcement Training Part I 12
CJT 229B   Law Enforcement Training Part II 7
Total 19
Total Credits Required
60

Footnotes:

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