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Law Enforcement Transfer Pathway

Award: Associate of Science
Total Credits for Award: 68.00

Admission Requirements:

Students are accepted into this program for fall and spring semesters.

Law Enforcement courses in this program require achievement of the following minimum placements:

MnTC Goal Area courses that are required for the Law Enforcement Transfer Pathway may have different required placements and prerequisites, please see individual course requirements.


Description:

The Law Enforcement Transfer Pathway A.S. offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Law Enforcement bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities*. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

The Law Enforcement Transfer Pathway A.S. helps make communities safer with an A.S. degree from Minneapolis College’s Law Enforcement program, which is accredited by accredited by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). You will get professional preparation includes academics and skills training. Experienced faculty will give you hands-on training using realistic simulations as you prepare for peace officer licensing.

*This transfer pathway in Associate of Science in Law Enforcement will transfer to the following majors:

  • Bemidji State University: Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Emphasis
  • Metropolitan State University: Law Enforcement, BS
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato: Law Enforcement, BS
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead: Criminal Justice, BA
  • Southwest Minnesota State University: Law Enforcement Administration, BAS
  • St. Cloud State University: Criminal Justice (21st Century Policing Emphasis), BA
  • Winona State University: Sociology: Criminal Justice, BS



COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 *CMST 1010 Or

 *CMST 2012 Or

 *CMST 1005

 Interpersonal Communication

 Intercultural Communication

 Public Speaking

 3.00

 ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 HLTH 2249

 First Responder

 3.00

 LAWE 1215

 Police and Community

 3.00

 PHIL 1171

 Ethics

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00

 *Students should work closely with their academic advisor and the intended transfer university when selecting the Communication Studies course.





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ENGL 1111

 Research and Composition for Change

 3.00

 LAWE 1220

 Juvenile Justice

 3.00

 PHED 1180

 Fitness Intensity Training

 1.00

 PSYC 1100  Or

 *PSYC 1110  Or

 PSYC 2260

 Applying Psychology

 General Psychology

 Social Psychology

 3.00

 4.00

 3.00

 SOCI 1105

 Introduction to Sociology

 3.00

 General Education

 Choose any course from any of the MnTC Goal Areas that are not part of the degree

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 16.00 or 17.00

 *Students who take PSYC 1100 or PSYC 2260 will need to take five credits of MnTC coursework in the third semester. Student who take PSYC 1110 will need to take four credits of MnTC coursework in the third semester.





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 LAWE 2251

 Criminal Justice Service Learning Internship

 1.00

 SOCI 2115

 Family Violence

 3.00

 SOCI 2145

 American Minority Relations

 3.00

 SOCI 2155

 Introduction to Criminal Justice

 3.00

 *General Education

 Choose any two courses from any of the MnTC Goal Areas not already part of the degree. A MnTC Goal Area 4 is recommended.

 4.00-5.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00-15.00

 *Students who took PSYC 1100 or PSYC 2260 will need to take five credits of MnTC coursework in the third semester. Student who tool PSYC 1110 will need to take four credits of MnTC coursework in the third semester.





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 *LAWE   2225

 Criminal Investigation

 3.00

 *LAWE   2230

 Legal Issues for Law Enforcement

 3.00

 *LAWE   2231

 MN Criminal and Traffic Codes

 3.00

 *LAWE   2235

 Police Report Writing/Interview

 2.00

 *LAWE   2241

 Police Response and Human Behavior

 3.00

 *LAWE   2261

 In Progress Response

 2.00

 *LAWE   2275

 Traffic

 1.00

 *LAWE   2280

 Defensive Tactics

 2.00

 *LAWE   2285

 Crime Scene and Evidence

 1.00

 *LAWE   2290

 Firearms

 2.00

 *LAWE   2300

 Tactical Driving for Law Enforcement Students

 0.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 22.00

To enroll in the fourth semester (Professional Licensing program), students must have completed with a minimum “C” (2.0) grade in each course and an overall 2.50 GPA in the following introductory courses: ENGL 1110, ENGL 1111, LAWE 1215, LAWE 1220, PSYC 1100, PSYC 1110 or PSYC 2260, SOCI 1105, SOCI 2115, SOCI 2145, and SOCI 2155.

*To enroll in the advanced courses, students must also be admitted to the Professional Licensing program at Hennepin Technical College’s Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Education Center. See the Minneapolis College Law Enforcement website and/or call the center at 763-657-3704 for additional information. Completion of the 22 credits at Hennepin Technical College require a minimum of two semesters.

Upon successful completion of all Law Enforcement Advanced Technical Certificate courses at Hennepin Technical College, your credits will be transferred back to Minneapolis College to satisfy the professional licensing requirements for the A.S. degree. 

General Education Credits (34 Credits):

To complete the Law Enforcement Transfer Pathway A.S. degree, students are required to complete 34 credits of General Education coursework.  Twenty-five of those credits are specified in the program requirements.  The remaining nine credits may be selected from any of the MnTC Goal Areas.

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.