Law Enforcement in the 21st Century 61 Credit Associate Degree
The Law Enforcement in the 21st Century Associate Degree program is designed for actively employed public safety professionals, including, but not limited to: Police Officers, Corrections Officers and Dispatchers, who wish to earn a degree to further their career.
Critical areas in modern policing will be analyzed, including: community policing; de-escalation; crisis intervention; the role of first-line supervisors; early intervention systems; internal affairs; community affairs; technology; and proactive crime prevention. Examine lessons learned by law enforcement practitioners from agencies of all sizes with a strategic overview and practical, task-oriented steps for law enforcement executives to follow when addressing issues within their own communities and agencies.
Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to ensure you are an active member in the public safety field.
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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.
* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.
Graduates will be able to…
- Demonstrate professionalism
- Distinguish behaviors leading to criminal activity
- Employ proactive techniques to reduce crime
- Analyze crisis intervention techniques
- Communicate professionally
Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:
- Patrol Officer
- Detective Sergeant
- Police Captain
- Police Lieutenant
- Police Officer
The Law Enforcement in the 21st Century Associate Degree is a 61 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.
* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better.
Credit for Prior Learning AvailableView All Detailed Course Information
You can continue your education to earn a four-year degree in a variety of ways.
The following transfer guides, executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions, are based on agreements that allow you to continue your program at another college.
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|Southern Illinois University||Criminology & Criminal Justice|
All associate degrees transfer to a variety of programs at other partner colleges to give you the opportunity to continue your education in other areas of study.View all transfer guides
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Before you apply, you should know
- This program is intended for those currently employed and working in the law enforcement field.
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