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.
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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 2200||Minnesota Statutes||3|
|CRJU 2206||Criminal Investigations||3|
|CRJU 2210||Criminal Procedures||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
The following links provide selection criteria information to prospective students who are interested in becoming a peace officer in the state of Minnesota.
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Minnesota Peace Officer Licensing
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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).