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Police Science-Law Enforcement - CERT

Public Safety

Contact: Sheldon STEWART (620)665-3460
Department Chair: Bobby WHITE (620)728-4462

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Some Credit Hours

This certificate requires 53 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
LE101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3

The historical development and the internal and external issues of the various components of the criminal justice system including police, corrections and the courts and how these interrelated components result in the administration of justice today.

LE104 Agency Administration 3

Practical analysis of modern administration theory and supervisory, management principles and their application to the unique operating problems of criminal justice organizations.

LE107 Criminal Justice Interview and Report Writing 3

The unique types of writing required in a criminal justice career; gathering pertinent information and recording that information by writing a variety of report narratives representative of those prepared by individuals working in a profession within the criminal justice system.

LE111 Professional Responsibility in Criminal Justice 3

Exploration of major components involved in the study of ethics, particularly in application to criminal justice, including code of conduct, and standards of criminal justice profession. Emphasis on professionalism, critical thinking, and ethical-decision making.

LE115 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice 3

The historical precedents and philosophical reasons for treating juveniles differently from adults; empirical evidence about child development that can illuminate the reasons for their special status within the system; major theories that have been proposed as explanations of delinquent behavior; detailed overview of the juvenile justice system, from its beginnings to the current state of the institution.

LE116 Law Enforcement Operations and Procedures 3

The role of police in society and the application of key concepts to policing scenarios; identification, discussion and assessment of critical police practices and processes to include deployment, arrest procedures, search strategies and other operational considerations.

LE205 Criminal Law 3

History, scope and nature of law; parties to a crime; classification of offenses; criminal acts and intent; the capacity to commit crime; and criminal defenses; elements of misdemeanor and felony crimes.

LE206 Criminal Procedures 3

Basic court system procedures and the jurisdiction of the courts; constitutional and other legal requirements that affect law enforcement practices and procedures; confessions and interrogations, identification procedures, arrest, search and seizure, and admissibility of evidence.

LE207 Criminal Investigation 3

Effective interview and interrogation techniques, crime scene management and lab processes, crime scene documentation methods, case preparation and court presentation.

Police Science Communications Options 3
Course Title Credits
SH101 Public Speaking 3.00

SH101H Honors Public Speaking 3.00

SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3.00

Police Science Composition Options 3
Course Title Credits
EN100 English Composition IB 3.00

EN101 English Composition IA 3.00

EN101H Honors English Composition IA 3.00

EN106 Integrated Language Studies 3.00

EN108 Technical Writing 3.00

Police Science Electives 11
Course Title Credits
BU118 Introduction to Leadership 3.00

ED105 Success Seminar/College Orientation 1.00

ED105H Honors Success Seminar/College Orientation 1.00

IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3.00

LE102 Criminology 3.00

LE112 Special Populations in Corrections 3.00

LE121 Firearms Safety and Marksmanship 2.00

LE122 Firearms I 2.00

LE201 Introduction to Corrections 3.00

LE210 Police Science Internship 2.00

LE217 Police Science Capstone 3.00

PE106 First Aid and CPR 2.00

PE126 Conditioning and Fitness Concepts I 1.00

PE173 Fitness for Life 1.00

SO103 Stress Management 1.00

SO104 Assertiveness Training 2.00

SO113 Cultural Diversity 3.00

Police Science Mathematics Options 3
Course Title Credits
BU108 Business Mathematics 3.00

MA105 Intermediate Algebra 3.00

MA106 College Algebra 3.00

MA107 Plane Trigonometry 3.00

MA108 Elements of Statistics 3.00

MA108H Honors Elements of Statistics 3.00

MA109 PreCalculus Mathematics 5.00

MA110 Calculus 3.00

MA111 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5.00

Police Science Social Science Options 6
Course Title Credits
PS100 General Psychology 3.00

PS100H Honors General Psychology 3.00

PS101 Human Relations 3.00

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

SO100H Honors Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

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