Program Overview

Allen County Community College offers a Certificate in Law Enforcement for students and professionals in criminal justice-related fields who are interested in careers and career advancement in in criminology, law enforcement, criminal justice, law, the courts, and the legal system. Students will learn about the processes involved in the investigation, arrest, and legal processes involved in trying suspects, as well as the psychology and sociological factors that induce criminal behavior. The program is intended to be a practical introduction to the responsibilities of law enforcement personnel.

Students will develop the practical understanding necessary for their careers, in addition to a curriculum which will prepare them for roles in criminal justice. Classes include introduction to criminal justice, criminal law, technical writing, juvenile delinquency and justice, law enforcement operations and procedures, criminal procedures, criminal justice interview and report writing, and introduction to computers, as well as other related courses.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated a fundamental understanding of criminal justice in order to prepare for careers in law and law enforcement. Qualifications include demonstrating understanding of the discipline of criminal justice and its role in contributing to our understanding of the evolving world of crime; understanding the criminal justice system and organizational environment, including government institutions, political institutions, and organizational structure; and the ability to utilize technology to access information and perform technological functions relating to the criminal justice system.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

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


    High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.

    School Overview

    The vision of Allen Community College is to be recognized for excellence as a valuable, responsive resource to the communities they serve and as a caring institution that empowers and educates our students to embrace change, become lifelong learners, and take their place as productive citizens in the global community.

    As an institution of higher education, the purpose of Allen Community College is to provide quality educational and support services in an atmosphere that is caring, safe, and conducive to learning.  Based on the belief that learning and self improvement are continuous processes, the college is committed to a wide range of accessible, affordable educational programs to enable students to reach their academic, occupational, and personal potential.

    Allen County Community College supports online learning and community sites, in addition to its two traditional campuses. Students at Allen County Community College can enroll in Associate’s degrees, certificate programs, and programs which lead to licensing or certification, ranging from fields of study in Early Childhood Education and Production Media to Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. 


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