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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law Enforcement Transfer Pathway, AS

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Total Credits: 68 

Major Number: 5932
CIP Code: 43.0107

Program Description  

The Law Enforcement Transfer Pathway AS degree 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.

Minnesota State universities include: Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Program Prerequisites 

The following Century courses are part of the integrated Associate in Science (A.S.) degree offered by metro area community colleges. Law Enforcement students must meet minimum selection standards under Minnesota Rule 6700.0700, Subpart 1., F. before they will be admitted into the Century College Law Enforcement Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) Program. According to Minnesota Rule, no student may be admitted to the PPOE who has been convicted of any of the crimes listed in MN Rules 6700.0700, Subp. 1., F

Special Instructions 

Students are required to complete 50 hours of criminal-justice-related service learning to complete this program. This requirement will be met upon completion of CJS 2081 and CJS 2085 with a grade of C or higher. Students are advised not to enroll in both classes during the same semester.

Program Requirements

Total Credits: 25

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements

  • PPOE Skills (Category 3 and 4) through certified provider 

Total Credits: 8-13

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Total Credits: 7

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Goal 3 and/or 4: Natural Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning

Minimum of 4 credits; from either Goal 3 and/or Goal 4. Goal 4 courses must be numbered between Math 1020 and 1082, or PHIL 1041.

Total Credits: 4

Total Credits: 16

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Minimum of 3 credits.

Total Credits: 3

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in two Goal areas selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 30

MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements

To reach 68 credits, if needed:

Total Credits: 1-5

Additional Requirements

Students are required to complete 50 hours of criminal-justice-related service learning to complete this program. This requirement will be met upon completion of CJS 2081   and CJS 2081   with a grade of C or higher. Students are advised not to enroll in both classes during the same semester.

Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

 See Century College Policy

Program Note

Overall GPA of 2.0 required across all coursework with a minimum of 2.5 GPA in PPOE courses and minimum grade of C in PPOE courses as well in order to be accepted in Hennepin Technical College Skills program.
Please contact the PPOE Coordinator for Century College if you  completed CJS 2081 and/or CJS 2085 more than 5 years ago (Century or equivalent courses that were successfully completed at another PPOE-certified school) to determine whether the POST objectives have been met and you may be eligible for an appeal to the 5-year rule.

Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

This transfer pathway degree is designed to transfer to the following Minnesota State university designated baccalaureate degree majors. This information is subject to change.  Refer to the Century College program webpage, transfer university websites, and Transferology for current information.  Contact your Century academic advisor/counselor for more details and assistance.

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

Program Learning Outcomes

  At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of behavioral science and sociological concepts allowing the student to be successful at interacting with and understanding a diverse population as a peace officer.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the entire criminal justice system, including the roles of local, county, state, and federal police organizations, the courts, and corrections.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and the effective application of ethical standards so as to uphold the public’s trust in the law enforcement profession.
  • Demonstrate effective communication, decision-making, and critical thinking skills as demanded in the law enforcement profession.

Program Contact Information

Julie Swanson 651.779.3494 Room 3563 East

Dale Hager 651.779-3494 Room 3563 East

Sara Edel 651.779.3981 Room 3563 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.


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