Law Enforcement

The Law Enforcement course is an overview of the criminal justice system and the careers available in this growing employment field such as homeland security. Students will investigate the roles of local and state law enforcement agencies, federal agencies, corrections and supporting careers. Learning opportunities include: field trips to criminal justice and public service facilities. Students will receive training in critical analysis, conflict resolution, record keeping, technical writing, fingerprinting, investigative procedures, patrol procedures and criminal/traffic laws. How laws are created, the difference between criminal and civil laws, and law enforcement ethics will also be explored.



Career Opportunities

  • Corrections
  • Dispatcher
  • Positions within Courts
  • State and Local Law Enforcement Positions
  • Federal Law Enforcement / Investigations
  • Private and Industry Security
  • Position within Legal Representation



Certification Opportunities: Progress towards Associates of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice


Pre-requisites: Junior/Senior Standing, returning students must have a "C" or better their 1st year and instructor approval


Sessions offered: AM 8:00 to 10:30 M-F, PM 11:30 to 2:00 M-F


Length of program: 1 year


Location: Tri-Tech


Equivalency Credits: 0.5 Technical English 1 & 2, 0.5 Science, 1.0 Fitness


Occupational/Elective Credits: 3 per year


College credits available: TBD


Text reading levels: The texts are written at the 11.5 grade level