Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement, Associate
The associate degree in law enforcement will prepare you for work in local law enforcement agencies provided you attend a police academy after graduation. This associate degree is also compatible with the bachelor of science degree in criminal justice/law enforcement. Graduates may also find positions with private security agencies.
- Formal Communication (FC): Graduates of the Criminal Justice and Emergency Responders Programs will be able to communicate effectively at a professional level, both orally and in writing.
- Use of Evidence (UE): Graduates of the Criminal Justice and Emergency Responders Programs will complete a Senior research project that demonstrates professional level inquiry, analysis, and presentation of a relevant issue in the field of criminal justice.
- Analysis and Synthesis (AS): Graduates of the Criminal Justice and Emergency Responders programs will demonstrate professional level critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Professional Responsibility (PR): Graduates of the Criminal Justice and Emergency Responders programs will demonstrate professional responsibility in teamwork, civic engagement, intercultural knowledge and competence, ethical reasoning, and practical applications of those responsibilities while interning in a professional setting, student projects, and group work.
|CJUS 101||Introduction Criminal Justice||3|
|CJUS 102||Police Process||3|
|CJUS 201||Firearms Training||1|
|CJUS 206||Law Enf/Loss Contrl Internship||3|
|Select one of the following concentrations:||19-21|
|CJUS 212||Loss Control||3|
|CJUS 313||Crisis Interv Deviant Behavior||3|
|POLI 120||Introduction Legal Processes||3|
|CJUS 140||Crim Theory/Corr Client Growth||3|
|or SOCY 214||Criminology|
Note: Requires Admission to MCOLES academy – courses are taken in final spring and summer:
|CJUS 197||Physical Fitness Public Safety (Fall)||1|
|CJUS 197||Physical Fitness Public Safety (Spring)||1|
|CJUS 201||Firearms Training||1|
|CJUS 301||Advanced Firearms||1|
|CJUS 409||Procedural Criminal Law||3|
|CJUS 411||Police Operations||5|
|CJUS 450||Skills Academy||2|
|EMED 189||Medical First Responder||3|
MCOLES Academy Admissions Requirements
- Age 18 minimum
- U.S. Citizen
- Resident of Michigan
- Valid MI Drivers Licenses
- Complete and pass Reading and Writing test as prescribed by MCOLES (National Standardized screening test)
- Meet MCOLES physical fitness entrance standards within 120 prior to start
- Meet MCOLES health and vision minimum standards
- Successfully pass the entrance interview and background screen
- No Felony convictions
- Honorable discharge from Military with a minimum placement at the B-Band on the MCOLES reading and writing pre-screening test or meet the MCOLES minimum education standard of Associates degree (62 semester credits minimum)
Students apply for admission in the fall for the academy sequence that runs from January-June.
General Education: All LSSU Associate’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.
A minimum of 62 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher. A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.