Ozark Catalog
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
(15 Semester Credit Hours)

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
(To receive a Certificate of Proficiency, application must be made to the Office of Student Services. Students must be currently enrolled to request a Certificate of Proficiency be awarded.)


Curriculum in Law Enforcement Technical Certificate
(36 Semester Credit Hours)

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
BST 1003
or
ENGL 0303
or
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
LE 1023 Judicial Process 3
LE 1043 Criminal, Civil, and Juvenile Law 3
LE 1113 Ethics in Law Enforcement 3
LE 1123 Community Disaster Response 3
3 hours Elective Coursework * 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
LE 1033 Public Relations in Law Enforcement 3
3 hours Elective Coursework * 3
Total 6
* Elective coursework recommended include: EMTP 1015 Emergency Medical Technician, 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
(60 Semester Credit Hours)

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
LE 1023 Judicial Process 3
LE 1043 Criminal, Civil, and Juvenile Law 3
LE 1113 Ethics in Law Enforcement 3
LE 1113 Community Disaster Response 3
3 hours Elective Coursework*,** 3
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
3 hours Elective Coursework*,** 3
Total 15
4th Semester
BST 2133 Multimedia 3
EMTP 1003 Medical First Responder 3
ANTH 1213
or
PSY 2003
or
SOC 1003
Introduction to Anthropology
or
General Psychology
or
Introduction to Sociology
3
LE 2013 Introduction to Computer Crime
(prerequisite: BST 1303)
3
3 hours Elective Coursework (may include Internship) 3
Total 15
* Usually offered in Summer I term
** Elective coursework recommended include:EMTP 1015 Emergency Medical Technician, courses in Computer Information Systems, courses in Business, or courses offered by Arkansas Tech University - Russellville Campus