Law Enforcement A.A.S.

Degree Name: Law Enforcement A.A.S.
Degree or Program: Criminal Justice
Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Description:
This program is planned for three types of students:
  • Those who plan to work with law enforcement agencies.
  • Those already employed as officers who wish to advance in their jobs.
  • Those preparing for advanced study in police management, criminology, or social welfare.
SCC offers both the Associate of Applied Science-Law Enforcement Option outlined here and the Associate of Arts with a Criminal Justice major. The A.A.S. will help students obtain employment in the law enforcement area of the criminal justice system. The A.A. is a transfer program for students who plan to pursue an advanced degree at a four-year college or university.

The college grants up to 15 credit hours toward the A.A.S. degree for students who already have completed the 1000-hour course at Eastern Missouri law Enforcement Training Academy.  These credit hours will be granted at the completion of all the other A.A.S. degree requirements. See an academic advisor if you have attended or plan to attend the academy.
General Education Requirements: 24-25
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
Mathematics MAT 105 or higher

Applied Math or higher

3-4

Communication ENG 101
ENG 102 or
ENG 125
SPE 101

English Composition I
English Composition II (recommended) or
Business Writing
Oral Communications 

3
3

3

Social Science

HIS 101 or
HIS 102 or
HIS 115 or
HIS 270 or
POL 101 or
POL 102

US History to 1877 or
US History since 1877 or
US History since 1945 or
History of Missouri or
American Government or
State & Local Government

3

Natural Science

Any BIO, CHM, or PHY

3
Humanities Any Humanities (PHL 102 - Intro to Logic is recommended) 3
Elective BTC/CPT 103  Microcomputer Applications  3
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE: 23-28
CRJ 140 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 170 Criminal Law & Procedures ^ 3
CRJ 171 Rules of Evidence ^^ 3
  CRJ 175 Criminology 3
CRJ 201 Criminal Justice: Politics & Policy ^^ 3
CRJ 205 Juvenile System 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
CRJ 265 Internship I 1-6
CRJ 298 Criminal Justice Capstone 1
Law Enforcement Option (Select from the Following) 15
CRJ 101 Introduction to Victimology ^ 3
CRJ 103 Addictive Disease Concepts ^ 3
CRJ 104 Treatment Alcohol & Drugs ^^ 3
CRJ 110 Criminal Investigations 3
CRJ 202 Correctional Institutions 3
CRJ 210 Crime Victimization ^^ 3
CRJ 224 Constitutional Law ^ 3
CRJ 230 Crisis Intervention ^^ 3
CRJ 240 Probation and Parole ^^ 3
CRJ 250 Police Administration ^ 3
CRJ 260 Police and Community Relations ^^ 3
CRJ 266 Internship II 1-6
CRJ 280 Comparative CRJ & Criminology 3
CRJ 290 Special Topics 1-3
CRJ 291 Mock Trial 1-3
CRJ 292 Mock Trial Competition 1-3
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 62-68

Contact Information:  Dave Van Mierlo   636-922-8253   dvanmierlo@stchas.edu


*The Academic Skills Assessment is required before enrolling in a Math or English course. If a student places into lower level courses that are required for the degree, then the student must first enroll in lower level courses before enrolling in the courses required for graduation.

** Other writing courses may be substituted for English 102, but if the student plans to transfer to a 4 year institution, then English 102 should be taken.

+Courses that will fulfill the graduation requirements for General Education electives, English, Social Science, & Natural Science are listed in the Associate of Applied Science Degree Graduation Requirements.

^ Fall only

^^ Spring only

Courses by Semester

FIRST SEMESTER 15
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
CRJ 140 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
Social Sciences HIS 101, or 102, or 115, or 270, or POL 101, or 102+ 3
ENG 101 English Composition I * 3
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology+ 3
CRJ 170 Criminal Law, & Procedure ^ 3
SECOND SEMESTER 15-16
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
ENG 125 or 
ENG 102
Business Writing or
English Composition II *  **
3
MAT 105  Applied Math or higher * 3-4
CRJ 171 Rules of Evidence ^^ 3
CRJ 175 Criminology 3
CRJ 205 Juvenile System 3
THIRD SEMESTER 18
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
SPE 101 Oral Communications 3
Natural Science Any BIO, CHM, PHY + 3
Pick from above CRJ Electives 9
Humanities Any Humanities PHL 102 recommended 3
FOURTH SEMESTER 14-19
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
CRJ 201 Criminal Justice: Politics & Policy ^^ 3
CRJ Electives 6
BTC/CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
CRJ 265 Internship I 1-6
CRJ 298 Capstone 1
Total Hours Required for Graduation 62-68

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Program Contact

David Van Mierlo
636-922-8253
dvanmierlo@stchas.edu

Office Coordinator

Margaret O'Dea
636-922-8398
modea@stchas.edu

Office Info

Office Hours

7:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Monday-Friday

Office Location

Social Sciences Building, Room 1104

Office Phone Number

636-922-8398