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Law Enforcement Training

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Law Enforcement Training is designed to provide students with up-to-date industry specific training that will enhance their professional opportunities. Courses are also designed to teach students how to handle the challenges of the law enforcement profession. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Law Enforcement Training Academy is also available.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Law Enforcement Training (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3188
Total Credits Required
62-68
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate the police proficiency skills that meet the standards set forth by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board.
  2. Apply the principles and processes of law and legal matters to policing.
  3. Practice professional standards of policing.
  4. Apply principles of patrol procedures to maintain best practices of contemporary policing.
  5. Synthesize relevant sources of information to prepare comprehensive police reports.
  6. Communicate orally, visually and in writing precisely, appropriately, and effectively to varied audiences.
  7. Engage in appropriate interactions with a culturally and socially diverse population.
  8. Collaborate with diverse groups to establish shared vision and effective relationships.
  9. Demonstrate proficiency in conducting practical investigations in traffic collisions, traffic direction, and impaired driver cases.
  10. Apply principles of law and best practices to criminal investigations and crime scene management.
  11. Apply aspects of mental and physical conditioning for personal safety in law enforcement activities.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary

$52,200

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

Must meet AzPOST minimum requirements for a law enforcement officer and meet any physical requirements by the Academy Director.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS/LET280 or
AJS/LET280AA
Peace Officer Certification or Peace Officer Certification I Critical course Gateway course 20–40

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS/LET280AB Peace Officer Certification II 0–20

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
MAT14+ College Mathematics MA 3–6
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design Recommended: AJS123 HU 3
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Or equivalent by assessment L 0–3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Recommended: COM110 or COM230 SB or L 3
ABS/BIO171 Introduction to Good Manufacturing Practices(GMP)-Regulated Manufacturing 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS/LET280 or
AJS/LET280AA
Peace Officer Certification or Peace Officer Certification I Critical course Gateway course 20–40

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS/LET280AB Peace Officer Certification II 0–20

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
MAT14+ College Mathematics Or Any higher approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area MA 3–6
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Or equivalent by assessment L 0–3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design Recommended: AJS123 HU 3
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Recommended: COM110 or COM230 SB or L 3
SQ or SG Natural Sciences SQ or SG 4
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Law Enforcement Training (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=144960).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.