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Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, AAS Degree

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Offered at ECC & MCC (Codes: EVCJL & MVCJL)

This program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the field including law enforcement, security, loss prevention, and social work.

Plan of Study

General Education

Communications - Credit Hours: 9

(courses approved for AA)

Humanities - Credit Hours: 6

(courses approved for AA)

Social/Behavioral Science - Credit Hours: 6

(courses approved for AA)

Math - Credit Hours: 3

(courses approved for AA)

Lab Science - Credit Hours: 4

(courses approved for AA)

Total Credit Hours: 29

Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 21

Total Required Hours: 65


Students should be advised that law enforcement agencies and corrections facilities conduct criminal background checks prior to hiring.

Courses Approved for AA



No more than 6 credits from one prefix. LIT courses not on this list will satisfy this requirement and transfer to all three Iowa Regent Universities as Humanities electives.

Math and Science

Must include at least one math and one lab science course.

Computer Education

Physical Education

Student Development


All transfer courses may be used here including courses listed above (if additional are taken beyond requirements). Students should plan their elective courses according to their college major if they are planning to transfer on for a four year degree.

A maximum of 16 hours of vocational-technical credits may apply toward elective credit with a maximum of 9 of the 16 being independent projects or experimental courses. No more than 6 activity credits (those having prefixes of PEA, MUA, and some MUS courses) may be applied to elective credits. Developmental courses do not apply towards degree requirements.

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