2013-2014 General Catalog 
    Oct 18, 2018  
2013-2014 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law Enforcement Technology, AAS (Major Code 7021)

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Offered at the Levelland Campus and the SPC Reese Center

The Law Enforcement Technology program is specifically designed to prepare the student to begin a career with local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. This educational program develops skills needed to begin and progress through a career in law enforcement. Students seeking a career that requires a baccalaureate degree should refer to the Criminal Justice program. A student who completes this curriculum will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. To qualify for the A.A.S. degree, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

Upon completion of all degree requirements, qualified students may receive an endorsement of eligibility to sit for the state licensure exam to be a Texas Peace Officer.  Students who complete recommended transfer option in Criminal Justice and Police Officer Academy series may be eligible to receive the AAS degree in Law Enforcement Technology.  Consult program advisors for more information.

The program also awards an Enhanced Skills Certificate upon completion of an additional nine hours of technical coursework.

Texas commissioned peace officers may receive credit for the Peace Officer Academy series (CJLE 1211, CJLE 1506, CJLE 1512, CJLE 1518, and CJLE 1524, CJLE 1175, CJLE 1176, CJLE 1177, AND CJLE 1178) once they have completed all other degree requirements.

The program advisor is Joe Wise, coordinator and associate professor of law enforcement technology, (806) 716-2356.  Additional advisors are Randy Robertson, assistant professor of law enforcement technology, (806) 716-2342; Kenny Burns, assistant professor of law enforcement technology, (806) 716-2356; and Jimmy Richey, assistant professor of law enforcement technology, (806) 716-2335.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Total Semester Hours: 18

Total Semester Hours: 18

Total Semester Hours: 18

Total Semester Hours: 15/17


*Although not a requirement, students are strongly encouraged to take HUDV 1100 during the first semester of enrollment. 
**CTE related courses that may be articulated with high school.
***Consult program advisor for proper choice of course requirement. 


Law Enforcement Enhanced Skills Certificate

The Enhanced Skills Certificate is a credential that is associated with the Associate of Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement Technology. It is intended to provide skills beyond career entry as recommended by the Law Enforcement Technology Advisory Committee. The following courses are required for this certificate.

Total Semester Credit Hours: 9

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