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Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement - AAS

Available on Campus Campus Available as a Hybrid Hybrid

This two-year program prepares students for a career in Law Enforcement. Upon successful completion of the program, students obtain an AAS degree and the opportunity to take the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) State Licensing Exam. This program satisfies all the educational requirements for such agencies as the Houston Police Department and the Department of Public Safety. Most of the coursework may be taken at any of the HCC campuses; however, the last semester must be taken at HCC Northeast Campus.


Prerequisite Courses

Year 1

Semester 1
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Semester 2
CRIJ 1307 Crime in America 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II OR
ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing 3
XXXX #3## Math/Natural Science Elective 3
CRIJ 2328 Police Systems and Practices 3
Semester 3

Year 2

Semester 1
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
CRIJ 2323 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement 3
XXXX #3## Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
XXXX #3## Computer Applications Elective 3
Semester 2
CJLE 1506 Basic Peace Officer I 5
CJLE 1512 Basic Peace Officer II 5
CJLE 1518 Basic Peace Officer III 5
CJLE 1524 Basic Peace Officer IV 5
Semester 3
CJLE 2484 Cooperative Education - Criminal Justice/Police Science (Capstone) 4
Total Credits 60

Capstone Statement

A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

1. A list of electives appears in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog.

2. Consult with Advisor: ITSC 1301, POFI 1301 or BCIS 1305.

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