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.
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Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CJA 101 Intro to the Criminal Justice System 3
CJA 105 Criminal Investigations 3
CJA 119 Juvenile Justice 3
CJA 201 Criminal Evidence and Court Procedure 3
CJA 215 Law Enforcement and 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
Credit Total 30

Recommended electives: ENG 105, 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
  • More cost information can be found here: Tuition & Fees

Length of Program
Intended time to complete: 12 months