Ozark Catalog

Certificates of Proficiency

Technical Certificates

Associate of Applied Science

Associate of General Studies

Law Enforcement

The law enforcement program provides students the skill set and knowledge necessary to prepare to enter the law enforcement field as well as provide promotional opportunities for those currently employed in law enforcement. This program, designed with the assistance and support of surrounding law enforcement agencies, offers a competitive advantage to potential law enforcement employees as a precursor or supplement to police academy training. This program will enhance critical communications skills, computer skills, and knowledge of the legal system and current legislation.

Curriculum in Law Enforcement Certificate of Proficiency

The Certificate of Proficiency in Law Enforcement is a course of study that prepares students for entry-level employment in a law enforcement or security environment. This certificate of proficiency may be applied to the Technical Certificate in Law Enforcement and the Associate of Applied Science degree with an emphasis in Law Enforcement.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
LE 1003 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
LE 1013 American Legal System 3
LE 1033 Public Relations in Law Enforcement 3
LE 1043 Criminal, Civil, and Juvenile Law 3
LE 1113 Ethics in Law Enforcement 3
Total 15

Curriculum in Law Enforcement Technical Certificate

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
BST 1003

ENGL 0303

ENGL 1013
Business English
or
Foundational Composition
or
Composition I
3
TMAT 1103 Technical Mathematics I (or higher math) 3
BST 1303 Introduction to Computers 3
LE 1003 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
LE 1013 American Legal System 3
Total 15
2nd Semester
EMTP 1001 CPR and First Aid 1
LE 1023 Judicial Process 3
LE 1043 Criminal, Civil, and Juvenile Law 3
LE 1053 Spanish for Law Enforcement 3
Elective Coursework * 5
Total 15
3rd Semester
LE 1033 Public Relations in Law Enforcement 3
Elective Coursework * 3
Total 6
* Elective coursework recommended include: EMTP 1015, courses in Computer Information Systems, courses in Business, or courses offered by Arkansas Tech University - Russellville Campus  

Curriculum in Law Enforcement Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Technology

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
BST 1303 Introduction to Computers 3
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
LE 1003 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
LE 1013 American Legal System 3
TMAT 1203 Technical Mathematics II (or higher math) 3
Total 15
2nd Semester
EMTP 1001 CPR and First Aid 1
LE 1023 Judicial Process 3
LE 1043 Criminal, Civil, and Juvenile Law 3
LE 1053 Spanish for Law Enforcement 3
  Elective Coursework** 5
Total 15
3rd Semester
BST 1043 Professional Communication 3
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
LE 1033 Public Relations in Law Enforcement* 3
LE 2003 Interview, Interrogation, and Testimony 3
Elective Coursework*,** 3
Total 15
4th Semester
BST 2133 Multimedia 3
EMTP 1003 Medical First Responder 3
ANTH 1003

PSY 2003

SOC 1003
Introduction to Anthropology
or
General Psychology
or
Introduction to Sociology
3
LE 2013 Introduction to Computer Crime 3
INT 2903 Internship (or approved elective) 5
Total 15
* Usually offered in Summer I term
** Elective coursework recommended include: EMTP 1015, courses in Computer Information Systems, courses in Business, or courses offered by Arkansas Tech University - Russellville Campus