The Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement diploma is intended to provide a Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement degree to students who have previously completed a degree (Associates (AA, AS, AAS), Bachelors or Masters) at an accredited college or university and are seeking a professional peace officer's license. This diploma would include criminal justice electives, mandated by Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE), with the addition of the skills component as mandated for Minnesota Peace Officers.
Graduates are finding employment with Federal Law Enforcement agencies, State Patrol, State Conservation, County Sheriffs' departments, City Police departments, Dispatchers, Correctional Officers, and Security Guards.
According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in the state of Minnesota is $29.78 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 2.5%, a high-growth career.
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View semester course schedule order by campus: Thief River Falls
|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|CRJU 1102||Law Enf & Human Behavior||3|
|CRJU 1103||Juvenile Justice||3|
|CRJU 1107||Law Enf & Community||3|
|CRJU 1126||L.E. Fitness I||1|
|CRJU 2126||L.E. Fitness II||1|
|CRJU 2200||Minnesota Statutes||3|
|CRJU 2206||Criminal Investigations||3|
|CRJU 2209||Law Enforcement Skills I||6|
|CRJU 2210||Criminal Procedures||3|
|CRJU 2219||Law Enforcement Skills II||6|
|HPER 2244||First Responder||3|
|SOCI 1107||Intro Criminal Justice||3|
Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.
The college minimum scores for the Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading Comprehension: 78
All required CRJU courses and SOCI 1107 must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Requirements for CRJU 2209 Skills I (fall semester) and CRJU 2219 Skills II (spring semester)
Northland Community & Technical College is more than just an education; it's an experience. When you take that experience out into the real world, you discover that it works! Whether you're looking for a stepping stone to a four-year degree, hands-on training to jump-start your career, or something in between - you'll find it here.
Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Criminal Justice program is certified by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).