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2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Technology, Law Enforcement Specialization, AAS

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Before entry in the Texas Peace Officer (TPO) courses (CJLE 2420 , CJLE 2421  and CJLE 2522  - police academy course), students shall complete 30-36 course hours of the Law Enforcement specialization including CRIJ 1301 , CRIJ 1306 , CRIJ 1313 , CRIJ 2314 , and CRIJ 2328 . The TPO courses serve as the external learning component. A background check is required before registering for the TPO courses. Howard College has a partnership with Concho Valley Council of Government (CVCOG) Law Enforcement Academy for the Academy to provide instruction of the TPO courses. CCVCOG Law Enforcement Academy also provides the eligibility endorsement for the student to sit for the state licensing exam administered by TCLEOSE to become a Texas Peace Officer. The student shall meet all entry requirements as determined by the CVCOG Law Enforcement Academy as well as comply with academy standards while attending. On the San Angelo Campus, enrollment in these courses is required to be simultaneous for a Fall term enrollment.

First Semester

Total: 15

Second Semester

Total: 15

Third Semester

Total: 19-20

Fourth Semester

  • CJSA 2334 - Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice 3 semester hours 1

  • Criminal Justice Elective - Approved by advisor 3-4 semester hours or
  • Spanish Elective - Approved by advisor 3-4 semester hours

  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - Choose from core curriculum  3 semester hours
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective - Choose from Core Curriculum 3 semester hours

Total: 12-13

Total Hours in AAS Degree: 61-63

1 Capstone course
2 Must be approved by program / division director.
3 TPO Academy Courses

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