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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|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|CRJU 1104||Juvenile Justice & Delinq||3 credits|
|CRJU 1109||Behavioral Sciences||3 credits|
|CRJU 2201||Criminal Law||3 credits|
|CRJU 2202||Criminal Procedures||3 credits|
|CRJU 2208||Criminal Investigations||3 credits|
|CRJU 2215||Traffic Law||2 credits|
|CRJU 2221||Law Enforcement Skills I||6 credits|
|CRJU 2223||Law Enforcement Skills II||6 credits|
|HPER 1125||Fitness & Conditioning||1 credits|
|HPER 2244||First Responder||3 credits|
|SOCI 1106||Intro Criminal Justice||3 credits|
|TOTAL COURSE CREDITS:||36 credits|
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 1106 must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Requirements for CRJU 2221 Skills I (fall semester) and CRJU 2223 Skills II (spring semester)
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).
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