Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement

Associate of Science, 68 Credits

AVAILABLE IN: Austin, Online Course(s)
PROGRAM STARTS: Fall, Spring
COURSE PLAN: Two Year
PROGRAM SHEET: PRINT

Program Starts

Fall Semester - First Year

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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CRJU1103
Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course addresses the Criminal Justice Process, Constitutional and Criminal Law for Law Enforcement, the Criminal Justice System, Civil Law, Civil Liability and Civil Process, and Juvenile Law and Procedure. Students gain a general knowledge and background of the history and development of the criminal justice system and the various theories, concepts, and resources used and currently utilized in this field. Successful completion of this course prepares students for the Minnesota P.O.S.T. licensing exam. This course includes criteria required by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training and Learning Objectives for Professional Peace Officer Education. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CRJU1112
Criminal Investigations

This is an introductory course for the basic fundamentals of crime scene and post-crime investigation. Students analyze methods of handling the crime scene, use detection and identification equipment, and prepare the case for prosecution. The second portion of this course examines interview and interrogation techniques utilized by law enforcement. Students differentiate between interviews and interrogations. Students perform simulated interrogations to demonstrate understanding of the interrogation process. Successful completion of this course prepares students for the Minnesota Police Officer Selection Test (P.O.S.T.) licensing exam. This course includes criteria required by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training and Learning Objectives for Professional Peace Officer Education. Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice program or obtain instructor approval prior to registering for this course. (3 Cr ? 2 lect, 1 lab)

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CRJU1130
Human Behavior/Stress Management/Ethics for Criminal Justice

This course is designed to familiarize students with the importance of being able to identify persons in crisis, including themselves.  Students will learn about stress and its effects, how to manage stress, and the importance of being physically fit.  Students will also learn verbal de-escalation skills as well as some mediation skills.  They will learn of support services available to them and the communities in which they work.  This course will also provide students with an in-depth and comprehensive discussion of ethics, ethical behavior and discretion afforded Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice professionals.  It will also discuss the importance of building Community Relations.  Successful completion of this course prepares students for the Minnesota Police Officer Selection Test (P.O.S.T.) licensing exam.  This course includes criteria required by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training and Learning Objectives for Professional Peace Officer Education. 

(2 Cr – 2 lect, 0 lab) 

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CRJU1145
Physical Training and Wellness for Law Enforcement

This course is designed to assist students in engaging in a physical fitness program that is applicable to the training they will encounter in the skills training component. Topics covered are overall wellness, fitness exercises, components of fitness, and fitness assessments by the cooper testing standards, and strengthening the areas necessary. Nutrition and how it must be balanced with an exercise program for success in weight loss, gain, or maintenance will be covered. Students will be exposed to a variety of physical agility testing as set by current law enforcement standards. (1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)

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ENGL1101
Composition I (Goal 1 & 2) or ENGL1102

This is an introductory college writing course designed to help students develop effective writing skills for college level work.  Students learn to generate ideas and organize them into unified, coherent essays.  Methods of instruction vary, but most sections combine individual conferences and peer review with regular class meetings.  Prerequisites:  A grade of C or higher in ENGL 0960 or appropriate placement score.

MnTC (Goals 1/CM and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts Humanities/Arts Elective (any MnTC Humanities or Arts)
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Spring Semester - First Year

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CRJU2120
Minnesota State Statutes

This course is designed to familiarize students with Minnesota Chapter 609, 169, 169A, 171, 340A, and 152 of Minnesota Statutes as prescribed by the Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board. Students are introduced to the criminal, traffic, alcohol and drug statutes applicable to law enforcement. Instruction is given on interpretation of the statutes by identifying and analyzing the elements necessary to make an arrest and obtain a conviction. Students will explain the elements of offenses as stated in the Minnesota Code books. Students will also explain special Minnesota peace officer duties associated with specific statutes. Laws relating to the use of force and use of deadly force will be discussed and analyzed. Successful completion of this course prepares students for the Minnesota Police Officer Selection Test (P.O.S.T.) licensing exam. This course includes criteria required by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training and Learning Objectives for Professional Peace Officer Education. Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in the Law Enforcement or Corrections Program or obtain instructor approval prior to registering for this course. (3 Cr ? 3 lect, 0 lab)

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SPCH1200
Interpersonal Communication (Goal 1 & 7) (or SPCH1100 or SPCH1110)

This course focuses on communicating more effectively in personal, social, and professional environments and examining the practical and theoretical aspects of human communication. The course also addresses such topics as self-esteem, listening, effective language, nonverbal communication, assertiveness, leadership, conflict, cultural communication, and computer-mediated communication. Human diversity issues and cultural/intercultural factors and how they affect human communication are examined. MnTC (Goals 1/CM 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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Any MnTC General Education
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Fall Semester - Second Year

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CRJU2110
Police Report Writing

This course introduces students to the writing of clear, factual police reports.  Well-written reports are emphasized and relevant to investigating and prosecuting criminal cases.  Students are required to take thorough field notes and transfer information to the appropriate paperwork. Successful completion of this course prepares students for the Minnesota P.O.S.T. licensing exam.  This course includes criteria required by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, and Learning Objectives for Professional Peace Officer Education.  Prerequisites:  ENGL 1101 or instructor approval.

(2 Cr – 2 lect, 0 lab) 

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CRJU2122
Criminal Procedure

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of Criminal Procedure through the study of the U.S. Constitution. Special emphasis is given to the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments pertaining to law enforcement. This course reviews previous court decisions. Successful completion of this course prepares students for the Minnesota P.O.S.T. licensing exam. This course includes criteria required by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training and Learning Objectives for Professional Peace Officer Education. Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice program or obtain instructor approval prior to registering for this course. (3 Cr ? 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CRJU2235
Law Enforcement and Community

This course will train students in the area of tactics necessary and appropriate to safely and successfully control critical situations.  Students study escalation and de-escalation tactics as well as procedures.  The continuum of force including practical exercises or scenarios is the primary focus of this course.  An intense physical agility pre- and post-test are incorporated into the evaluation and expectations of this course.  It will continue in the areas of ethics, community policing and relations, cultural diversity and profiling, problem solving skills, law enforcement conduct, data practices and internal affairs.  Successful completion of this course prepares students for the P.O.S.T. licensing exam.  This course includes criteria required by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training and Learning Objectives for Professional Peace Officer Education.  Prerequisite:  Students must be enrolled in the Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice program or obtain instructor approval prior to registering for this course.  This course will run during, both, the fall and spring semesters.  Prerequisite: CRJU2110; Co-Requisite CRJU2120

(3 Cr – 0 lect, 3 lab)

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SOCI1103
Social Problems (Goal 5 & 9) (OR SOCI1101)

This course focuses on the nature, dimensions, causes, and characteristics of selected social problems in modern society. The sociological perspective and critical thinking will be emphasized in examining theories, research, and programs for the prevention and reduction of social problems. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 9/EC); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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Spring Semester - Second Year

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CRJU2202
Juvenile Law and Procedures

This course introduces concepts, theories, and statutes associated with juvenile offenders with specific treatment method and modalities as applied to this offender group. Students are introduced to the various correctional facilities, programs, and professional interventions available to youth offenders. Specific differences among delinquent offenders and various types of juvenile statutes are presented along with the dispositional alternatives available ranging from Diversion through Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction (EJJ) and Certification. Several landmark legal cases involving juvenile matters are presented. The Minnesota Juvenile Code and Court Procedure are examined. In addition to traditional educational experiences, students have opportunities to attend and participate in workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or other relevant training sponsored by various associations and organizations within the criminal justice system. These experiences provide avenues for possible future employment in Juvenile Corrections. Successful completion of this course prepares students for the Minnesota P.O.S.T. licensing exam. This course includes criteria required by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training and Learning Objectives for Professional Peace Officer Education. (3 Cr ? 3 lect, 0 lab)

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EMER1210
Emergency Medical Care/First Responder

This course fulfills Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) requirements for First Responder and is recognized by the Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) for the state of Minnesota. Care of the sick and injured prior to Emergency Medical Service (EMS) arrival, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/automated external defibrillation (A.E.D.), triage, use of emergency care equipment and Patient Disentanglement are included. Upon successful completion, students may be recognized as a Minnesota First Responder. (3 Cr - 2 lec, 1 lab)

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SOCI2125
Cultural Diversity (Goal 5 & 7)

This course examines the historical framework and the social interactions of racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Gender, sexual orientation, religion and other characteristics that contribute to a culturally diverse society are also described and analyzed in this course. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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MN POST SKILLS Training in Rochester
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Last Updated: April 10, 2017