Law Enforcement Program Requirements

Associate in Applied Science Degree NMC Code 352

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the state law enforcement officer examination. Students who anticipate transferring to a four-year college or university need to see an NMC advisor during their first semester, as some courses may be acceptable for transfer credit. Students may enroll in the Law Enforcement Preservice Police Academy in the program's second year, or upon completing first year requirements or with a college degree. Completion of the Police Academy (LWE courses) must occur within two semesters, beginning fall semester and completed the following spring semester. A minimum grade of 2.0 must be achieved in each LWE course, satisfying prerequisites for licensing and qualifying the student to take the state examination to be hired by a law enforcement agency, which activates the license. The Police Academy is approved and regulated by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).

It is mandatory that students meet with the Law Enforcement Coordinator a minimum of four weeks prior to beginning LWE courses to register with MCOLES. Students must pass MCOLES reading/writing and physical agility tests prior to starting the LWE courses. Call (231) 995-1283 with questions and visit www.michigan.gov/mcoles for online registration.

Effective: Fall 2014

General Education Requirements Credits: 18

Communications: ENG 111 and ENG 112

8

Humanities: PHL 201 or PHL 202

3

Math competency: Placement into MTH 111 or higher, or completion of MTH 23

-

Science: Any Group 1 course with lab

4

Social Sciences: PLS 101 or PLS 132

3

Core Requirements: 13

CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice

4

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 250 Abnormal Psychology or
SOC 231 Deviance and Criminal Behvior

3

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

3

Occupational Specialty Requirements: 39

HAH 200 Emergency Assessment and Intervention

3

LWE 102 Police Operations

4

LWE 210 Cultural Awareness/Diversity

2

LWE 212 Criminal Investigation

3

LWE 214 Firearms

4

LWE 215 Defensive Driving

3

LWE 216 Traffic Enforcement and Investigation

3

LWE 218 Physical Training/Wellness

4

LWE 225 Defensive Tactics

4

LWE 226 Michigan Criminal Law

3

LWE 227 Criminal Procedures

3

LWE 228 Speed Measurement/PBT

3

Recommended Course:

LWE 195* Police Practicum

4

* Required for students that have not experienced the police field.

Program Requirements: 70

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