Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement

  • Credits: 18
  • Degree Type: Certificate
  • Campus: Thief River Falls

Program Overview

The Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement certificate is designed to accompany the Northland Community and Technical College A.A. degree. It provides a basic law enforcement education for individuals intending to transfer to baccalaureate institution. This degree does not meet the all the requirement for Peace Officer licensing for Minnesota. Students who intend to become Peace Officer in Minnesota should consult with the Program Coordinator or an academic advisor prior to selecting this degree.


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.

Program Courses

View semester schedule by campus: Thief River Falls

Required Courses

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
SOCI 1106 Intro Criminal Justice 3 credits

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