2022-2023 Catalog 
    
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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Police Science, AAS


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Purpose

The Police Science degree is to prepare individuals for careers in the criminal justice and related occupations. It is not designed to train for any specialty, but rather to provide a broad foundation, which will prepare students to enter any of the many criminal justice fields.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in discussing current Criminal Justice Issues.
  2. Perform job within the legal/constitutional framework.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in proper procedures of Criminal Investigation techniques.
  4. Identify, exhibit and apply ethical behavior on the job.
  5. Demonstrate appropriate workplace behavior and exhibit appropriate interpersonal communication skills

Employment Opportunities

Job openings are available in the law enforcement and the protective services fields with positions open in public law enforcement agencies, private security firms, as well as state and federal agencies.

Program Requirements

An academic advisor will review your preparation in Mathematics and English with you. You’ll be guided to appropriate preliminary coursework to give you the greatest chance of success in this program.

Each applicant must meet with the College’s Protective Services faculty for a personal interview. Applicants not already employed in criminal justice are cautioned as to the qualifications usually required for criminal justice agency employment: 1) Excellent moral character, no felony convictions or any crime involving moral turpitude, nor an excessive number of traffic citations. 2) A background investigation is normally conducted by the employing agency to confirm these conditions.

For Further Information, Contact:

Robert England

rengland@mecc.edu

276.523.9084

Cindy Ringley

cringley@mecc.edu

276.523.9090

Matthew Rose, Dean

mwrose@mecc.edu

276.523.7431

Program of Study


Total Program Credits: 67


Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

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