Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Diploma

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System

    Requirements

    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.

    Restrictions

    Classes focus on the criminal code as it is in the state of Minnesota.

    School Overview

    Alexandria Technical and Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Alexandria, Minnesota, and gives students the opportunity to pursue more than 50 programs of study. Students can complete programs ranging from Associate’s degrees in Business and Accounting to furthering skill sets in Mechatronics and Design & Engineering Technology. Additionally, students can enroll in Associate’s degree programs targeting General Education or follow more specific career paths.

    Alexandria Technical and Community College understands that busy lifestyles and nontraditional students require greater flexibility. Therefore, online opportunities provide a solution. Online coursework retains high academic standards. Students have access to individualized attention through personal advocates and the college also provides ongoing technical support. An online self-assessment allows students to test readiness for online learning.

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