Law Enforcement Certificate (LAWC)

Attention 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 in Criminal Justice
Administration. 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 a historical perspective of the principles, theories, and challenges inherent in law enforcement.