Alexandria Technical and Community College currently offers an online diploma in Law Enforcement Career Transition. This course is designed to teach students about the criminal justice systems and operation. Students focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. Students will also learn about the criminal justice system within society. The curriculum emphasizes the criminal code within the Minnesota system.
This program requires 35 credit hours to complete and includes classes on criminal procedure, first responder, and police report writing. Students must also select six general education courses from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, which include subjects in science, communications, and the humanities.
This program allows students to begin to pursue careers in the criminal justice system such as a peace officer, probations officer, parole officer, corrections counselor, or a community corrections officer. Upon graduation, students will be able to transfer to other degree programs. Although students may have various entry-level employment opportunities at certain institutions upon completion, they may need additional education in order to work for local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Jobs include police officer, state trooper, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.
Must have been granted an Associates Degree or higher from an accredited college or meet Minnesota POST military reciprocity requirements. Official transcripts from high school and all colleges attended.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System
Classes focus on the criminal code as it is in the state of Minnesota.
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