Law Enforcement Certificate (LAWC)

*This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.*

The primary purpose of this program is to accommodate in-service officers interested in a specialized field. All courses in this program can be applied to an Associate in Applied Science degree. Pre-service students are also eligible to enroll. Graduates may expect entry-level employment as law enforcement officers

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the functions of the criminal justice system.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the functions of law enforcement and how law enforcement relates to the entire criminal justice system.
  • develop an historical perspective of the principles, theories, and challenges inherent in law enforcement.
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Law Enforcement Certificate (LAWC)
Program Credits
CJA 101 Intro to Criminal Justice Sys 3
CJA 105 Criminal Investigations 3
CJA 119 Juvenile Justice 3
CJA 201 Crim Evidence & Court Proc 3
CJA 215 Law Enforcement & Society 3
CJA 240 Criminal Law 3
SOC 150
or SOC 151
or SOC 250
Introduction to Sociology
Modern Social Problems
Elective Free Electives 9
  Total Credits 30

Recommended electives:ENG 105, ENG 107, and 111.


Law Enforcement (Certificate)

Approximate Cost of Program

Books: 2,000 Fees: 810 Tuition: 3,000
Books: 2,000 Fees: 1,080 Tuition: 6,000
Out of State    
Books: 2,000 Fees: 1,350 Tuition: 9,000
Schuylkill County    
Books: 2,000 Fees: 1,080 Tuition: 4,500
  • On-Campus Room & Board: Not Offered

Length of Program
Intended time to complete: 12 months