Law Enforcement

Two Types of Law Enforcement Programs

Choose which program works best for your path!

Associate of Arts (AA) | Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Law Enforcement – Associate of Arts

 

The law enforcement program provides students with a better understanding of the criminal justice system and the functions and duties of police, while helping prepare them for careers in the field. Students completing the associate degree transfer program in law enforcement at JWCC typically choose to attend a four-year college or university to complete their bachelor’s degree in law enforcement.

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Career Opportunities

  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Police Officer
  • Detective
  • Investigator
  • Narcotics Detective
  •  Narcotics Investigator

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Suggested Degree Plan for Law Enforcement (AA)
Do not use this degree plan as a substitute for an advisor. Always meet with an advisor to discuss your specific needs for completing the program before signing up for classes each semester.
First Semester Details
ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition I Details 3
An introductory course in writing at the college level with attention to skills needed at each stage of the writing process. Placement in ENG 101 presupposes competence in English grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and spelling.
Prerequisites: ENG 099 with a grade of "C" or above or appropriate placement score
FYE 101 Blazing Your Trail Details 1
Directed to new students, this course provides a supportive transition to the culture of higher education. Course objectives aim at preparing students for the college experience by acquiring effective learning techniques and by becoming aware of available college resources for academic and personal growth. This course also develops students' abilities, which will assist them with the complexities of college life.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various Humanities Details 3
AA degree-seeking students choose 9 credits (three courses) with at least one course from each list. AFA degree-seeking students must select at least one course from the humanities area. AS degree-seeking students choose 6 credits (two courses) with at least one course from each list. AAS degree-seeking students desiring a humanities or fine arts course may choose any course from either list.
CHN 101 Elementary Chinese I Details 4
This course provides an introduction to beginning Mandarin Chinese. The goal of this course is to develop communicative competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphasis on speaking skills. This course will introduce selected topics on traditional Chinese culture, current trends in China an Taiwan, as well as U.S. Interaction with China
Prerequisites: (none)
CHN 102 Elementary Chinese II Details 4
This course is a continuation course designed for students who already have basic knowledge and language skills of Mandarin Chinese. The goal of this course is to continue helping students build competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphasis on daily oral Chinese. This course will also introduce selected topics on traditional Chinese culture, religion, and philosophy, and current trends.
Prerequisites: CHN 101
ENG 114 Fiction Details 3
A study of fiction, including short stories and novels.
Prerequisites: ENG 101
ENG 130 Introduction to Film Details 3
This course introduces the basics of film production and analysis in order to help students understand and enjoy film as an art form. Students will be introduced to the formal elements of film production as well as fundamental principles of genre and narrative in order to understand how directors' decisions regarding these elements and principles create meaning.
Prerequisites: (none)
ENG 231 American Literature I Details 3
Major American writers,1620-1865.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or consent of department
ENG 232 American Literature II Details 3
Major American writers, 1865 to present.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or consent of department
ENG 241 English Literature I Details 3
British masters up to the nineteenth century.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or consent of department
ENG 242 English Literature II Details 3
British masters, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or consent of department
ENG 251 World Literature Details 3
A survey of the literature of Africa, Continental Europe, the Far East, Great Britain, Latin America, Mediterranean, and North America. A variety of literary genres, including poetry, short fiction and drama, will be discussed.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or consent of department
GER 101 German I Details 4
An introduction to basic German grammatical structures, pronunciation and vocabulary. The course emphasizes development of communicative competence in German; hence the focus on listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing skills. The course also addresses various cultural aspects of the German speaking countries and thus develops students' cultural awareness.
Prerequisites: (none)
GER 102 German II Details 4
This course is a continuation of German I, building on the skills acquired during German I - basic grammatical structures, pronunciation and vocabulary. Focus of the course will be the further development of communicative competence in German. The emphasis will be on listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing skills. The course also addresses various cultural aspects of the German-speaking countries and continues to develop students' cultural awareness.
Prerequisites: GER 101 with a grade of "C" or above
HUM 101 Introduction to Humanities Details 3
Study of human values, self-perceptions, and aspirations expressed in drama, film, music, literature, painting, sculpture, and architecture with an emphasis on history, techniques, meaning, and evaluation of individual works.
Prerequisites: (none)
HUM 200 The Art of Being Human Details 3
An interdisciplinary course that incorporates aspects of Western European, Far Eastern and Third World art, music, philosophy, religion, drama, and literature. The humanities are treated as a process leading to the enrichment of human experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy Details 3
Introduction to basic problems, procedures, and systems of philosophy and the development of powers over independent analysis on the student with a constructive attitude toward knowledge.
Prerequisites: (none)
PHL 111 Logic/Critical Thinking Details 3
This course covers inductive and deductive methods in logic. It is designed to assist students in methods of logical analysis and reasoning.
Prerequisites: (none)
PHL 121 Ethics Details 3
A study of values. This course is designed to assist students in the development of a philosophic understanding of human nature, moral philosophy, and principles of ethics that will help them assume individualized responsibility in a democratic society.
Prerequisites: (none)
PHL 201 Major World Religions Details 3
A study of the great religions of the world today.
Prerequisites: (none)
PHL 211 Philosophy of Religion Details 3
A philosophical approach to a study of one's religious experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
RST 101 Introduction to the Bible Details 3
A study of Jewish and Christian scriptures from a historical viewpoint with emphasis on literary genres in the Bible and the relationship to Western culture. Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in RST 111 or RST 112.
Prerequisites: Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in RST 111 or RST 112.
RST 111 Introduction to the Old Testament Details 3
Jewish scriptures from a historical viewpoint with emphasis on literary genres in the Bible and the relationship to Western culture. Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in RST 101.
Prerequisites: Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in RST 101.
RST 112 Introduction to the New Testament Details 3
A study of Christian scriptures from a historical viewpoint with emphasis on literary genres in the Bible and the relationship to Western culture. Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in RST 101.
Prerequisites: Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in RST 101.
RST 175 Foundational Religious Texts Details 3
The humanistic study of the foundational documents of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Course looks at the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Qur'an, as well as secondary sacred texts that are used by each tradition to explain the meaning of these primary texts.
Prerequisites: (none)
SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I Details 4
Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation, with emphasis on reading, writing, and conversation. Also incorporates geography, customs, and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
Prerequisites: (none)
SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II Details 4
Continuation of Elementary Spanish I, continuing to emphasize development of proficiency in the language in five areas: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural understanding. In class, students will be actively engaged in communicating in Spanish and learning about the Spanish-speaking world.
Prerequisites: SPN 101 with a grade of "C" or better
ART 115 Art Appreciation Details 3
Designed to expose/cultivate an awareness of art in our culture with some emphasis on contemporary times.
Prerequisites: (none)
ART 120 Art Survey and Appreciation II Details 3
A course designed to provide an understanding of the history of the visual arts and the role it plays in serving humankind. Using visuals from books, Web sources, some video clips, and museum trips (virtual or real), students will explore why art is created, its function in society, how it affects us, and how it can enrich our lives.
Prerequisites: (none)
DRA 103 Introduction to Drama Details 3
The broad concepts of the aesthetics and form of drama as evidenced in the living theater. Includes reading of plays and the study of dramaturgy with general discussion of elements of the play and theater.
Prerequisites: (none)
DRA 125 Acting I: Movement and Voice Details 3
Intensive training of the physical instrument, utilizing a variety of traditional and non-traditional techniques.
Prerequisites: (none)
MUS 102 Music Appreciation Details 3
A non technical course designed for the non music major, to develop within the listener an appreciation for music. Includes brief historical background of music and the leading composers of various periods.
Prerequisites: (none)
MUS 121 Introduction to Music Literature Details 3
A study of the terminology, vocabulary and structure of music literature and style through the history and examination of selected composers and materials.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various MAT Gen. Ed. Requirements (AA, AS, AFA) Details 3
AA and AS degree-seeking students must select at least one course (for the AA) or two courses (for the AS) from the following list. AFA degree seeking students select one course from the general education core below.
MAT 109 Elementary Statistics Details 3
A study of the collection and interpretation of statistical data. Specific topics include description of sample data, probability, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, testing hypotheses, correlation, and regression.
Prerequisites: MAT 020 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, appropriate placement score, or consent of department
MAT 111 Math for Elementary Teachers II Details 3
This course meets the requirements for students pursuing a degree in elementary and/or special education. Topics include probability and statistics; odds and expected value; permutations and combinations; measures of central tendency and variation; statistical graphs; geometry of angles, lines, and polygons; congruence and similarity; and length, area, volume, mass, and temperature calculations in both the English and metric systems.
Prerequisites: MAT 020 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, appropriate placement score, or consent of department
MAT 113 College Algebra Details 3
This course is intended for students who plan to continue their college mathematics education or to meet college transfer requirements. Topics include advanced factoring of higher order polynomials; solving quadratic inequalities; advanced topics in relations, functions and their graphs; zeroes and graphs of polynomial and rational functions; and exponential and logarithmic functions.
Prerequisites: MAT 020 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, appropriate placement score, or consent of department
MAT 220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Details 4
A course designed to introduce the concepts of derivative and integral to the student interested in pursuing degrees related to engineering, science or mathematics. Specific topics include functions and graphs; slopes and rates of change; limit theory and continuous functions; formal differentiation; application of differentiation; integration; and applications of integration.
Prerequisites: MAT 113 and MAT 114 with grades of "C" or above within one academic year, appropriate placement score, or consent of department
MAT 221 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II Details 4
A course designed to extend the concepts of derivative and integral to transcendental functions and to introduce advanced methods of integration. Specific topics include derivatives and integrals of transcendental functions; advanced integration methods; infinite series; introduction to differential equations; polar graphs and calculus of polar curves.
Prerequisites: MAT 220 with a grade of "C" or above within one academic year or consent of department
MAT 222 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III Details 4
A course designed to extend previously learned calculus concepts to three-dimensional space. Topics include vectors; vector functions and motion; surfaces, coordinate systems and drawing; derivatives of functions of two or more variables; applications of partial derivatives; multiple integration and integration in vector fields.
Prerequisites: MAT 221 with a grade of "C" or above within one academic year or consent of department
MAT 234 Calculus for Social Scientists Details 4
A course designed to introduce the business and social science student to the concepts of derivative and integral. Applications of these concepts stress the use of calculus to solve business and social science problems. Specific topics include relations and functions; algebraic functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; derivatives; applications of derivatives; advanced derivative techniques; integrals; advanced integration techniques.
Prerequisites: MAT 113 with a grade of "C" or above within one academic year, appropriate placement score, or consent of department
Various Social/Behavioral Science Details 3
AA degree-seeking students choose 9 credits (three courses) from at least two different subject areas. AS degree-seeking students choose 6 credits (two courses) from two different subject areas. AAS degree-seeking students desiring a social and behavioral science course may choose any course from this list. AFA degree-seeking students in music performance select from the general education core list.
Various Law Enforcement – Area of Concentration Details 3
Students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours from the list below throughout their program of study at JWCC. Students should meet with an advisor to determine when the following courses under their Area of Concentration should be taken or if taking an elective during this semester would be best.
LEN 101 Law Enforcement I - Overview Details 3
A general examination of the various aspects of police, court, probation, correction, and parole practices.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 111 Juvenile Justice Details 3
This course covers definitions of delinquent behavior; development and trends in the juvenile court movement; laws and procedures; the adjudication process - philosophy and practices; causation, prevention, treatment and control.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 150 Scientific Criminal Investigation Details 3
This course focuses on the technique of crime scene investigation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of information, interrogation, and instrumentation in the solution and preparation of criminal cases for trial.
Prerequisites: LEN 101 preferred
LEN 212 Criminal Law Details 3
Study of legal terminology and definitions of crimes, criminal procedures, criminal responsibility, analysis of crimes and their proof in the context of practical fact situations.
Prerequisites: (none)
Second Semester Details
CSC 100 Computer Literacy Details 1
An introductory course in the history, characteristics, and significance of computers, including basic hardware and software components and a survey of applications. For persons with little or no background in computers who desire a general knowledge of computers or a foundations course on which to build a strong background in computing. Some "hand-on" experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
ENG 102 Rhetoric and Composition II Details 3
A continuation of ENG 101; provides further practice in writing at the college level for a variety of purposes and audiences, using both fixed and open or developing forms. Research paper required.
Prerequisites: completion of ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above
Various Humanities Details 3
AA degree-seeking students choose 9 credits (three courses) with at least one course from each list. AFA degree-seeking students must select at least one course from the humanities area. AS degree-seeking students choose 6 credits (two courses) with at least one course from each list. AAS degree-seeking students desiring a humanities or fine arts course may choose any course from either list.
CHN 101 Elementary Chinese I Details 4
This course provides an introduction to beginning Mandarin Chinese. The goal of this course is to develop communicative competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphasis on speaking skills. This course will introduce selected topics on traditional Chinese culture, current trends in China an Taiwan, as well as U.S. Interaction with China
Prerequisites: (none)
CHN 102 Elementary Chinese II Details 4
This course is a continuation course designed for students who already have basic knowledge and language skills of Mandarin Chinese. The goal of this course is to continue helping students build competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphasis on daily oral Chinese. This course will also introduce selected topics on traditional Chinese culture, religion, and philosophy, and current trends.
Prerequisites: CHN 101
ENG 114 Fiction Details 3
A study of fiction, including short stories and novels.
Prerequisites: ENG 101
ENG 130 Introduction to Film Details 3
This course introduces the basics of film production and analysis in order to help students understand and enjoy film as an art form. Students will be introduced to the formal elements of film production as well as fundamental principles of genre and narrative in order to understand how directors' decisions regarding these elements and principles create meaning.
Prerequisites: (none)
ENG 231 American Literature I Details 3
Major American writers,1620-1865.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or consent of department
ENG 232 American Literature II Details 3
Major American writers, 1865 to present.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or consent of department
ENG 241 English Literature I Details 3
British masters up to the nineteenth century.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or consent of department
ENG 242 English Literature II Details 3
British masters, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or consent of department
ENG 251 World Literature Details 3
A survey of the literature of Africa, Continental Europe, the Far East, Great Britain, Latin America, Mediterranean, and North America. A variety of literary genres, including poetry, short fiction and drama, will be discussed.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or consent of department
GER 101 German I Details 4
An introduction to basic German grammatical structures, pronunciation and vocabulary. The course emphasizes development of communicative competence in German; hence the focus on listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing skills. The course also addresses various cultural aspects of the German speaking countries and thus develops students' cultural awareness.
Prerequisites: (none)
GER 102 German II Details 4
This course is a continuation of German I, building on the skills acquired during German I - basic grammatical structures, pronunciation and vocabulary. Focus of the course will be the further development of communicative competence in German. The emphasis will be on listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing skills. The course also addresses various cultural aspects of the German-speaking countries and continues to develop students' cultural awareness.
Prerequisites: GER 101 with a grade of "C" or above
HUM 101 Introduction to Humanities Details 3
Study of human values, self-perceptions, and aspirations expressed in drama, film, music, literature, painting, sculpture, and architecture with an emphasis on history, techniques, meaning, and evaluation of individual works.
Prerequisites: (none)
HUM 200 The Art of Being Human Details 3
An interdisciplinary course that incorporates aspects of Western European, Far Eastern and Third World art, music, philosophy, religion, drama, and literature. The humanities are treated as a process leading to the enrichment of human experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy Details 3
Introduction to basic problems, procedures, and systems of philosophy and the development of powers over independent analysis on the student with a constructive attitude toward knowledge.
Prerequisites: (none)
PHL 111 Logic/Critical Thinking Details 3
This course covers inductive and deductive methods in logic. It is designed to assist students in methods of logical analysis and reasoning.
Prerequisites: (none)
PHL 121 Ethics Details 3
A study of values. This course is designed to assist students in the development of a philosophic understanding of human nature, moral philosophy, and principles of ethics that will help them assume individualized responsibility in a democratic society.
Prerequisites: (none)
PHL 201 Major World Religions Details 3
A study of the great religions of the world today.
Prerequisites: (none)
PHL 211 Philosophy of Religion Details 3
A philosophical approach to a study of one's religious experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
RST 101 Introduction to the Bible Details 3
A study of Jewish and Christian scriptures from a historical viewpoint with emphasis on literary genres in the Bible and the relationship to Western culture. Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in RST 111 or RST 112.
Prerequisites: Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in RST 111 or RST 112.
RST 111 Introduction to the Old Testament Details 3
Jewish scriptures from a historical viewpoint with emphasis on literary genres in the Bible and the relationship to Western culture. Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in RST 101.
Prerequisites: Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in RST 101.
RST 112 Introduction to the New Testament Details 3
A study of Christian scriptures from a historical viewpoint with emphasis on literary genres in the Bible and the relationship to Western culture. Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in RST 101.
Prerequisites: Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in RST 101.
RST 175 Foundational Religious Texts Details 3
The humanistic study of the foundational documents of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Course looks at the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Qur'an, as well as secondary sacred texts that are used by each tradition to explain the meaning of these primary texts.
Prerequisites: (none)
SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I Details 4
Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation, with emphasis on reading, writing, and conversation. Also incorporates geography, customs, and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
Prerequisites: (none)
SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II Details 4
Continuation of Elementary Spanish I, continuing to emphasize development of proficiency in the language in five areas: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural understanding. In class, students will be actively engaged in communicating in Spanish and learning about the Spanish-speaking world.
Prerequisites: SPN 101 with a grade of "C" or better
ART 115 Art Appreciation Details 3
Designed to expose/cultivate an awareness of art in our culture with some emphasis on contemporary times.
Prerequisites: (none)
ART 120 Art Survey and Appreciation II Details 3
A course designed to provide an understanding of the history of the visual arts and the role it plays in serving humankind. Using visuals from books, Web sources, some video clips, and museum trips (virtual or real), students will explore why art is created, its function in society, how it affects us, and how it can enrich our lives.
Prerequisites: (none)
DRA 103 Introduction to Drama Details 3
The broad concepts of the aesthetics and form of drama as evidenced in the living theater. Includes reading of plays and the study of dramaturgy with general discussion of elements of the play and theater.
Prerequisites: (none)
DRA 125 Acting I: Movement and Voice Details 3
Intensive training of the physical instrument, utilizing a variety of traditional and non-traditional techniques.
Prerequisites: (none)
MUS 102 Music Appreciation Details 3
A non technical course designed for the non music major, to develop within the listener an appreciation for music. Includes brief historical background of music and the leading composers of various periods.
Prerequisites: (none)
MUS 121 Introduction to Music Literature Details 3
A study of the terminology, vocabulary and structure of music literature and style through the history and examination of selected composers and materials.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various Life / Physical Science Details 4
AA, AS, and AFA degree-seeking students must choose one course from the list below of courses in the life sciences and one course from the list of courses in the physical sciences; at least one course must include a laboratory. AS degree-seeking students must take one additional life/physical science course. AAS students desiring a natural science course may choose any course on either list as an elective.
Various Life Science Details 3
All courses that fall under Life Science.
AGR 202 Introduction to Animal Science Details 4
A basic course in the principles of livestock production and management, including breed identification, evaluation and selection, feeding, reproduction, sanitation, disease control, and physiology of beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep and poultry.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 204 Principles of Crop Science Details 4
Introductory study of various plant species of economic importance. Particular emphasis is placed on an understanding of the basic principles of plant growth, development, and reproduction. Cultural practices to maximize production are emphasized. This course also studies weeds, insect and disease identification and control.
Prerequisites: (none)
BIO 101 General Biology Details 4
An introductory biology course covering the chemistry of living organisms, cellular biology, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, genetics, and topics in evolution. Current issues related to the aforementioned topics are discussed.
Prerequisites: MAT 010 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, or appropriate placement test score, or consent of department
BIO 103 Environmental Conservation Details 3
A look at the conservation of biodiversity, including the study of ecology (interactions of plants and animals with their environment), the study of natural ecosystems and human disturbances placed on them, and the ethical and practical issues involved in conserving biodiversity.
Prerequisites: (none)
BIO 105 Human Biology Details 3
An introductory course that looks at the role of the human being as a species and at how humans are changing and affecting the world in which we live. Selected topics such as cloning, biotechnology, health, general wellness, bio-ethical issues and our impact on the environment will be integrated with how humans affect society. Human physiological systems will also be studied as they relate to topics being studied.
Prerequisites: MAT 010 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, or appropriate placement score, or consent of department
BIO 111 General Botany Details 4
A study of plant structure, growth, physiology, reproduction, evolution, classification, and distribution.
Prerequisites: BIO 101 with a grade of "C" or above or consent of department
BIO 221 General Zoology Details 4
A comparative study of the animal kingdom focusing on the study of animal structure, growth, physiology, reproduction, classification, and distribution. This course is designed for students planning to pursue additional study in the natural sciences.
Prerequisites: BIO 101 with a grade of "C" or above and MAT 010 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, or appropriate placement test score, or consent of department
BIO 275 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Details 4
A study of the structures and functions of the human body; an integrated study of the systems of the human body including gross and microscopic structures and their physiology. Course covers cells, tissues, chemistry of life, metabolism and the systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive and urinary.
Prerequisites: BIO 101 with a grade of "C" or above or ACT science score of 25 or higher or consent of department via a minimum BIO 101 placement exam score
BIO 293 Microbiology Details 4
Introduces characteristics, actions and control of microorganisms with emphasis on their relation to health and disease. The application of the principles of microbial control and laboratory techniques will be stressed.
Prerequisites: BIO 101 with a grade of "C" or above or ACT science score of 25 or higher or consent of department via a minimum BIO 101 placement exam score
Various Physical Science Details 3
All courses that fall under Physical Science.
AGR 200 Introduction to Soil Science Details 4
Introduction to the origin and development of our soil. Study will be primarily on the biological, chemical and physical aspects of soil and how they are influenced by environmental and cultural production practices. Soil testing and interpretation will be studied.
Prerequisites: One course in chemistry recommended
AST 101 Elementary Astronomy Details 3
An elementary survey of the nature and behavior of the solar system and the regions beyond and of basic physical processes occurring throughout the universe.
Prerequisites: (none)
AST 102 Elementary Astronomy Lab Details 1
A laboratory course than examines astronomical phenomena and concepts, including the solar system, stars and galaxies, planetary motions, atoms and radiation and the origin and evolution of the universe through the use of hands-on experiments and observation and analysis of astronomical data. Supplement to Elementary Astronomy 101.
Prerequisites: Intended to be taken concurrently with AST 101 or with previous completion of AST 101
CHM 100 General Chemistry Details 4
Fundamentals of chemistry for the non-science major. One semester may be taken by science majors who have not passed the placement test for regular beginning college chemistry for science majors.
Prerequisites: MAT 020 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, or appropriate placement test score, or consent of department
CHM 103 Principles of Chemistry I Details 4
Comprehensive coverage of the basic principles of chemistry including bonding, nomenclature, reactions, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, kinetics and equilibrium. Designed for pre-med, pre-pharmacy, engineering and science majors with above-average mathematical and scientific backgrounds.
Prerequisites: MAT 113 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, or appropriate placement test score, or consent of department; Students who have taken high school chemistry will have an advantage
CHM 104 Principles of Chemistry II Details 4
Continued comprehensive coverage of the basic principles of chemistry including atomic structure, covalent bonding, molecular structure, properties of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions, acid-base chemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, and electrochemistry.
Prerequisites: CHM 103
PHY 103 Fundamentals of Physics I Details 4
General survey of various aspects of mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, modern physics optics, and relativity. (Will not transfer for engineering or physics major.)
Prerequisites: MAT 113; MAT 114 is highly recommended and may be taken concurrently; high school physics
SCI 100 Environmental Geology Details 4
An introductory study of forces that continually shape the surface of the earth, including examination of geological formation processes and our impact on the environment.
Prerequisites: (none)
SCI 105 Weather and Climate Details 4
An elementary survey of the properties of the atmosphere and the principles that govern weather and climate change. Real-time weather data will be used to predict weather and historical data archives to study climate.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various Social/Behavioral Science Details 3
AA degree-seeking students choose 9 credits (three courses) from at least two different subject areas. AS degree-seeking students choose 6 credits (two courses) from two different subject areas. AAS degree-seeking students desiring a social and behavioral science course may choose any course from this list. AFA degree-seeking students in music performance select from the general education core list.
Various Law Enforcement – Area of Concentration Details 3
Students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours from the list below throughout their program of study at JWCC. Students should meet with an advisor to determine when the following courses under their Area of Concentration should be taken or if taking an elective during this semester would be best.
LEN 101 Law Enforcement I - Overview Details 3
A general examination of the various aspects of police, court, probation, correction, and parole practices.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 111 Juvenile Justice Details 3
This course covers definitions of delinquent behavior; development and trends in the juvenile court movement; laws and procedures; the adjudication process - philosophy and practices; causation, prevention, treatment and control.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 150 Scientific Criminal Investigation Details 3
This course focuses on the technique of crime scene investigation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of information, interrogation, and instrumentation in the solution and preparation of criminal cases for trial.
Prerequisites: LEN 101 preferred
LEN 212 Criminal Law Details 3
Study of legal terminology and definitions of crimes, criminal procedures, criminal responsibility, analysis of crimes and their proof in the context of practical fact situations.
Prerequisites: (none)
Third Semester Details
CMN 101 Introduction to Speech I Details 3
An introduction to the basic principles of oral communication as applied to public speaking. The course emphasizes the mastery of oral communication skills through a variety of exercises in which the student speaks before the group. Involves analysis of such topics as preparation, organization, and delivery.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various Humanities Details 3
AA degree-seeking students choose 9 credits (three courses) with at least one course from each list. AFA degree-seeking students must select at least one course from the humanities area. AS degree-seeking students choose 6 credits (two courses) with at least one course from each list. AAS degree-seeking students desiring a humanities or fine arts course may choose any course from either list.
CHN 101 Elementary Chinese I Details 4
This course provides an introduction to beginning Mandarin Chinese. The goal of this course is to develop communicative competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphasis on speaking skills. This course will introduce selected topics on traditional Chinese culture, current trends in China an Taiwan, as well as U.S. Interaction with China
Prerequisites: (none)
CHN 102 Elementary Chinese II Details 4
This course is a continuation course designed for students who already have basic knowledge and language skills of Mandarin Chinese. The goal of this course is to continue helping students build competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphasis on daily oral Chinese. This course will also introduce selected topics on traditional Chinese culture, religion, and philosophy, and current trends.
Prerequisites: CHN 101
ENG 114 Fiction Details 3
A study of fiction, including short stories and novels.
Prerequisites: ENG 101
ENG 130 Introduction to Film Details 3
This course introduces the basics of film production and analysis in order to help students understand and enjoy film as an art form. Students will be introduced to the formal elements of film production as well as fundamental principles of genre and narrative in order to understand how directors' decisions regarding these elements and principles create meaning.
Prerequisites: (none)
ENG 231 American Literature I Details 3
Major American writers,1620-1865.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or consent of department
ENG 232 American Literature II Details 3
Major American writers, 1865 to present.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or consent of department
ENG 241 English Literature I Details 3
British masters up to the nineteenth century.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or consent of department
ENG 242 English Literature II Details 3
British masters, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or consent of department
ENG 251 World Literature Details 3
A survey of the literature of Africa, Continental Europe, the Far East, Great Britain, Latin America, Mediterranean, and North America. A variety of literary genres, including poetry, short fiction and drama, will be discussed.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or consent of department
GER 101 German I Details 4
An introduction to basic German grammatical structures, pronunciation and vocabulary. The course emphasizes development of communicative competence in German; hence the focus on listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing skills. The course also addresses various cultural aspects of the German speaking countries and thus develops students' cultural awareness.
Prerequisites: (none)
GER 102 German II Details 4
This course is a continuation of German I, building on the skills acquired during German I - basic grammatical structures, pronunciation and vocabulary. Focus of the course will be the further development of communicative competence in German. The emphasis will be on listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing skills. The course also addresses various cultural aspects of the German-speaking countries and continues to develop students' cultural awareness.
Prerequisites: GER 101 with a grade of "C" or above
HUM 101 Introduction to Humanities Details 3
Study of human values, self-perceptions, and aspirations expressed in drama, film, music, literature, painting, sculpture, and architecture with an emphasis on history, techniques, meaning, and evaluation of individual works.
Prerequisites: (none)
HUM 200 The Art of Being Human Details 3
An interdisciplinary course that incorporates aspects of Western European, Far Eastern and Third World art, music, philosophy, religion, drama, and literature. The humanities are treated as a process leading to the enrichment of human experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy Details 3
Introduction to basic problems, procedures, and systems of philosophy and the development of powers over independent analysis on the student with a constructive attitude toward knowledge.
Prerequisites: (none)
PHL 111 Logic/Critical Thinking Details 3
This course covers inductive and deductive methods in logic. It is designed to assist students in methods of logical analysis and reasoning.
Prerequisites: (none)
PHL 121 Ethics Details 3
A study of values. This course is designed to assist students in the development of a philosophic understanding of human nature, moral philosophy, and principles of ethics that will help them assume individualized responsibility in a democratic society.
Prerequisites: (none)
PHL 201 Major World Religions Details 3
A study of the great religions of the world today.
Prerequisites: (none)
PHL 211 Philosophy of Religion Details 3
A philosophical approach to a study of one's religious experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
RST 101 Introduction to the Bible Details 3
A study of Jewish and Christian scriptures from a historical viewpoint with emphasis on literary genres in the Bible and the relationship to Western culture. Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in RST 111 or RST 112.
Prerequisites: Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in RST 111 or RST 112.
RST 111 Introduction to the Old Testament Details 3
Jewish scriptures from a historical viewpoint with emphasis on literary genres in the Bible and the relationship to Western culture. Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in RST 101.
Prerequisites: Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in RST 101.
RST 112 Introduction to the New Testament Details 3
A study of Christian scriptures from a historical viewpoint with emphasis on literary genres in the Bible and the relationship to Western culture. Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in RST 101.
Prerequisites: Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in RST 101.
RST 175 Foundational Religious Texts Details 3
The humanistic study of the foundational documents of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Course looks at the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Qur'an, as well as secondary sacred texts that are used by each tradition to explain the meaning of these primary texts.
Prerequisites: (none)
SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I Details 4
Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation, with emphasis on reading, writing, and conversation. Also incorporates geography, customs, and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
Prerequisites: (none)
SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II Details 4
Continuation of Elementary Spanish I, continuing to emphasize development of proficiency in the language in five areas: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural understanding. In class, students will be actively engaged in communicating in Spanish and learning about the Spanish-speaking world.
Prerequisites: SPN 101 with a grade of "C" or better
ART 115 Art Appreciation Details 3
Designed to expose/cultivate an awareness of art in our culture with some emphasis on contemporary times.
Prerequisites: (none)
ART 120 Art Survey and Appreciation II Details 3
A course designed to provide an understanding of the history of the visual arts and the role it plays in serving humankind. Using visuals from books, Web sources, some video clips, and museum trips (virtual or real), students will explore why art is created, its function in society, how it affects us, and how it can enrich our lives.
Prerequisites: (none)
DRA 103 Introduction to Drama Details 3
The broad concepts of the aesthetics and form of drama as evidenced in the living theater. Includes reading of plays and the study of dramaturgy with general discussion of elements of the play and theater.
Prerequisites: (none)
DRA 125 Acting I: Movement and Voice Details 3
Intensive training of the physical instrument, utilizing a variety of traditional and non-traditional techniques.
Prerequisites: (none)
MUS 102 Music Appreciation Details 3
A non technical course designed for the non music major, to develop within the listener an appreciation for music. Includes brief historical background of music and the leading composers of various periods.
Prerequisites: (none)
MUS 121 Introduction to Music Literature Details 3
A study of the terminology, vocabulary and structure of music literature and style through the history and examination of selected composers and materials.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various Life / Physical Science Details 4
AA, AS, and AFA degree-seeking students must choose one course from the list below of courses in the life sciences and one course from the list of courses in the physical sciences; at least one course must include a laboratory. AS degree-seeking students must take one additional life/physical science course. AAS students desiring a natural science course may choose any course on either list as an elective.
Various Life Science Details 3
All courses that fall under Life Science.
AGR 202 Introduction to Animal Science Details 4
A basic course in the principles of livestock production and management, including breed identification, evaluation and selection, feeding, reproduction, sanitation, disease control, and physiology of beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep and poultry.
Prerequisites: (none)
AGR 204 Principles of Crop Science Details 4
Introductory study of various plant species of economic importance. Particular emphasis is placed on an understanding of the basic principles of plant growth, development, and reproduction. Cultural practices to maximize production are emphasized. This course also studies weeds, insect and disease identification and control.
Prerequisites: (none)
BIO 101 General Biology Details 4
An introductory biology course covering the chemistry of living organisms, cellular biology, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, genetics, and topics in evolution. Current issues related to the aforementioned topics are discussed.
Prerequisites: MAT 010 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, or appropriate placement test score, or consent of department
BIO 103 Environmental Conservation Details 3
A look at the conservation of biodiversity, including the study of ecology (interactions of plants and animals with their environment), the study of natural ecosystems and human disturbances placed on them, and the ethical and practical issues involved in conserving biodiversity.
Prerequisites: (none)
BIO 105 Human Biology Details 3
An introductory course that looks at the role of the human being as a species and at how humans are changing and affecting the world in which we live. Selected topics such as cloning, biotechnology, health, general wellness, bio-ethical issues and our impact on the environment will be integrated with how humans affect society. Human physiological systems will also be studied as they relate to topics being studied.
Prerequisites: MAT 010 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, or appropriate placement score, or consent of department
BIO 111 General Botany Details 4
A study of plant structure, growth, physiology, reproduction, evolution, classification, and distribution.
Prerequisites: BIO 101 with a grade of "C" or above or consent of department
BIO 221 General Zoology Details 4
A comparative study of the animal kingdom focusing on the study of animal structure, growth, physiology, reproduction, classification, and distribution. This course is designed for students planning to pursue additional study in the natural sciences.
Prerequisites: BIO 101 with a grade of "C" or above and MAT 010 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, or appropriate placement test score, or consent of department
BIO 275 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Details 4
A study of the structures and functions of the human body; an integrated study of the systems of the human body including gross and microscopic structures and their physiology. Course covers cells, tissues, chemistry of life, metabolism and the systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive and urinary.
Prerequisites: BIO 101 with a grade of "C" or above or ACT science score of 25 or higher or consent of department via a minimum BIO 101 placement exam score
BIO 293 Microbiology Details 4
Introduces characteristics, actions and control of microorganisms with emphasis on their relation to health and disease. The application of the principles of microbial control and laboratory techniques will be stressed.
Prerequisites: BIO 101 with a grade of "C" or above or ACT science score of 25 or higher or consent of department via a minimum BIO 101 placement exam score
Various Physical Science Details 3
All courses that fall under Physical Science.
AGR 200 Introduction to Soil Science Details 4
Introduction to the origin and development of our soil. Study will be primarily on the biological, chemical and physical aspects of soil and how they are influenced by environmental and cultural production practices. Soil testing and interpretation will be studied.
Prerequisites: One course in chemistry recommended
AST 101 Elementary Astronomy Details 3
An elementary survey of the nature and behavior of the solar system and the regions beyond and of basic physical processes occurring throughout the universe.
Prerequisites: (none)
AST 102 Elementary Astronomy Lab Details 1
A laboratory course than examines astronomical phenomena and concepts, including the solar system, stars and galaxies, planetary motions, atoms and radiation and the origin and evolution of the universe through the use of hands-on experiments and observation and analysis of astronomical data. Supplement to Elementary Astronomy 101.
Prerequisites: Intended to be taken concurrently with AST 101 or with previous completion of AST 101
CHM 100 General Chemistry Details 4
Fundamentals of chemistry for the non-science major. One semester may be taken by science majors who have not passed the placement test for regular beginning college chemistry for science majors.
Prerequisites: MAT 020 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, or appropriate placement test score, or consent of department
CHM 103 Principles of Chemistry I Details 4
Comprehensive coverage of the basic principles of chemistry including bonding, nomenclature, reactions, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, kinetics and equilibrium. Designed for pre-med, pre-pharmacy, engineering and science majors with above-average mathematical and scientific backgrounds.
Prerequisites: MAT 113 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, or appropriate placement test score, or consent of department; Students who have taken high school chemistry will have an advantage
CHM 104 Principles of Chemistry II Details 4
Continued comprehensive coverage of the basic principles of chemistry including atomic structure, covalent bonding, molecular structure, properties of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions, acid-base chemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, and electrochemistry.
Prerequisites: CHM 103
PHY 103 Fundamentals of Physics I Details 4
General survey of various aspects of mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, modern physics optics, and relativity. (Will not transfer for engineering or physics major.)
Prerequisites: MAT 113; MAT 114 is highly recommended and may be taken concurrently; high school physics
SCI 100 Environmental Geology Details 4
An introductory study of forces that continually shape the surface of the earth, including examination of geological formation processes and our impact on the environment.
Prerequisites: (none)
SCI 105 Weather and Climate Details 4
An elementary survey of the properties of the atmosphere and the principles that govern weather and climate change. Real-time weather data will be used to predict weather and historical data archives to study climate.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various Law Enforcement – Area of Concentration Details 3
Students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours from the list below throughout their program of study at JWCC. Students should meet with an advisor to determine when the following courses under their Area of Concentration should be taken or if taking an elective during this semester would be best.
LEN 101 Law Enforcement I - Overview Details 3
A general examination of the various aspects of police, court, probation, correction, and parole practices.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 111 Juvenile Justice Details 3
This course covers definitions of delinquent behavior; development and trends in the juvenile court movement; laws and procedures; the adjudication process - philosophy and practices; causation, prevention, treatment and control.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 150 Scientific Criminal Investigation Details 3
This course focuses on the technique of crime scene investigation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of information, interrogation, and instrumentation in the solution and preparation of criminal cases for trial.
Prerequisites: LEN 101 preferred
LEN 212 Criminal Law Details 3
Study of legal terminology and definitions of crimes, criminal procedures, criminal responsibility, analysis of crimes and their proof in the context of practical fact situations.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various Law Enforcement – Area of Concentration Details 3
Students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours from the list below throughout their program of study at JWCC. Students should meet with an advisor to determine when the following courses under their Area of Concentration should be taken or if taking an elective during this semester would be best.
LEN 101 Law Enforcement I - Overview Details 3
A general examination of the various aspects of police, court, probation, correction, and parole practices.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 111 Juvenile Justice Details 3
This course covers definitions of delinquent behavior; development and trends in the juvenile court movement; laws and procedures; the adjudication process - philosophy and practices; causation, prevention, treatment and control.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 150 Scientific Criminal Investigation Details 3
This course focuses on the technique of crime scene investigation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of information, interrogation, and instrumentation in the solution and preparation of criminal cases for trial.
Prerequisites: LEN 101 preferred
LEN 212 Criminal Law Details 3
Study of legal terminology and definitions of crimes, criminal procedures, criminal responsibility, analysis of crimes and their proof in the context of practical fact situations.
Prerequisites: (none)
Fourth Semester Details
Various Social/Behavioral Science Details 3
AA degree-seeking students choose 9 credits (three courses) from at least two different subject areas. AS degree-seeking students choose 6 credits (two courses) from two different subject areas. AAS degree-seeking students desiring a social and behavioral science course may choose any course from this list. AFA degree-seeking students in music performance select from the general education core list.
Various Electives Details 3
Any credit-based course may be taken to fulfill this requirement. Students should always discuss with their advisor which electives would be best for them to take to best achieve his or her particular goals.
Prerequisites: Varies by course
Various Electives Details 3
Any credit-based course may be taken to fulfill this requirement. Students should always discuss with their advisor which electives would be best for them to take to best achieve his or her particular goals.
Prerequisites: Varies by course
Various Law Enforcement – Area of Concentration Details 3
Students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours from the list below throughout their program of study at JWCC. Students should meet with an advisor to determine when the following courses under their Area of Concentration should be taken or if taking an elective during this semester would be best.
LEN 101 Law Enforcement I - Overview Details 3
A general examination of the various aspects of police, court, probation, correction, and parole practices.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 111 Juvenile Justice Details 3
This course covers definitions of delinquent behavior; development and trends in the juvenile court movement; laws and procedures; the adjudication process - philosophy and practices; causation, prevention, treatment and control.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 150 Scientific Criminal Investigation Details 3
This course focuses on the technique of crime scene investigation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of information, interrogation, and instrumentation in the solution and preparation of criminal cases for trial.
Prerequisites: LEN 101 preferred
LEN 212 Criminal Law Details 3
Study of legal terminology and definitions of crimes, criminal procedures, criminal responsibility, analysis of crimes and their proof in the context of practical fact situations.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various Law Enforcement – Area of Concentration Details 3
Students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours from the list below throughout their program of study at JWCC. Students should meet with an advisor to determine when the following courses under their Area of Concentration should be taken or if taking an elective during this semester would be best.
LEN 101 Law Enforcement I - Overview Details 3
A general examination of the various aspects of police, court, probation, correction, and parole practices.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 111 Juvenile Justice Details 3
This course covers definitions of delinquent behavior; development and trends in the juvenile court movement; laws and procedures; the adjudication process - philosophy and practices; causation, prevention, treatment and control.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 150 Scientific Criminal Investigation Details 3
This course focuses on the technique of crime scene investigation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of information, interrogation, and instrumentation in the solution and preparation of criminal cases for trial.
Prerequisites: LEN 101 preferred
LEN 212 Criminal Law Details 3
Study of legal terminology and definitions of crimes, criminal procedures, criminal responsibility, analysis of crimes and their proof in the context of practical fact situations.
Prerequisites: (none)

Law Enforcement – Associate of Applied Science

                                                                                                      

The non-transfer AAS Degree in Law Enforcement prepares students for immediate entry-level employment in the law enforcement field. The program is also suitable for adults currently working in law enforcement who are seeking to advance their careers. Emphasis is placed on physical and behavioral sciences, criminal investigation, traffic law, patrol procedures, and emergency services protocols.

Career Opportunities

  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Police Officer
  • Detective
  • Investigator
  • Narcotics Detective
  •  Narcotics Investigator
police officer and student next to officers car
Suggested Degree Plan for Law Enforcement (AAS)
Do not use this degree plan as a substitute for an advisor. Always meet with an advisor to discuss your specific needs for completing the program before signing up for classes each semester.
First Semester Details
ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition I Details 3
An introductory course in writing at the college level with attention to skills needed at each stage of the writing process. Placement in ENG 101 presupposes competence in English grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and spelling.
Prerequisites: ENG 099 with a grade of "C" or above or appropriate placement score
FSC 174 Hazardous Materials Operations Details 3
Study of chemical characteristics and reactions related to storage, transportation, handling hazardous materials (i.e., flammable liquids, combustible solids, oxidizing and corrosive materials, and radioactive compounds). Emphasis on emergency situations and fire fighting and control.
Prerequisites: (none)
FYE 101 Blazing Your Trail Details 1
Directed to new students, this course provides a supportive transition to the culture of higher education. Course objectives aim at preparing students for the college experience by acquiring effective learning techniques and by becoming aware of available college resources for academic and personal growth. This course also develops students' abilities, which will assist them with the complexities of college life.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 101 Law Enforcement I - Overview Details 3
A general examination of the various aspects of police, court, probation, correction, and parole practices.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 111 Juvenile Justice Details 3
This course covers definitions of delinquent behavior; development and trends in the juvenile court movement; laws and procedures; the adjudication process - philosophy and practices; causation, prevention, treatment and control.
Prerequisites: (none)
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology Details 3
Basic introduction to the major areas of psychology--the study of behavior and the mind. Areas of emphasis include human development, personality theory, learning, thinking, stress and motivation, mental illnesses, and biological and social aspects of behavior. Course will combine research with real life application throughout.
Prerequisites: (none)
Second Semester Details
Various CMN 101 / CMN 104 Details 3
Choose CMN 101 or CMN 104.
CMN 101 Introduction to Speech I Details 3
An introduction to the basic principles of oral communication as applied to public speaking. The course emphasizes the mastery of oral communication skills through a variety of exercises in which the student speaks before the group. Involves analysis of such topics as preparation, organization, and delivery.
Prerequisites: (none)
CMN 104 Interpersonal Communication Details 3
An introduction to the basic theories and concepts relevant to face-to-face interaction. Emphasis is placed on the role of communication in the creation, maintenance, and termination of social, romantic, familial and professional relationships.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 150 Scientific Criminal Investigation Details 3
This course focuses on the technique of crime scene investigation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of information, interrogation, and instrumentation in the solution and preparation of criminal cases for trial.
Prerequisites: LEN 101 preferred
LEN 212 Criminal Law Details 3
Study of legal terminology and definitions of crimes, criminal procedures, criminal responsibility, analysis of crimes and their proof in the context of practical fact situations.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 260 Criminal Justice Seminar I Details 3
A consideration of contemporary law enforcement and criminal justice programs and problems.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology Details 3
This course is an introduction to sociology as a way of understanding the world and how it applies to everyday life. Major theoretical perspectives and concepts are presented including socialization, culture, the social construction of knowledge, social control and deviance, inequality, race and ethnic relations, poverty, and the sociological imagination.
Prerequisites: (none)
Third Semester Details
Various CSC Electives Details 3
All courses with the CSC prefix.
CSC 100 Computer Literacy Details 1
An introductory course in the history, characteristics, and significance of computers, including basic hardware and software components and a survey of applications. For persons with little or no background in computers who desire a general knowledge of computers or a foundations course on which to build a strong background in computing. Some "hand-on" experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 104 Spreadsheets - Core Level (Excel) Details 2
An introduction to the use of the electronic spreadsheet, a software package with many diverse applications in bookkeeping and accounting. Topics include basic spreadsheet terminology and concepts, creating spreadsheets, use of formulas and formatting, moving data within and between workbooks, maintaining workbooks, creating charts, and enhancing the display of workbooks.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 106 Introduction to Computers Details 3
An introductory course in which students learn basic terminology, equipment, history, various software including operating system and application software, and the impact of the computer in society. Includes "hands-on" experience. Satisfies JWCC computer literacy requirement.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 107 Word Processing - Core Level (MS Word) Details 2
An introduction to the use of word processing software. Topics covered include creating, printing, and editing Word documents; formatting characters and using Help; formatting paragraphs and documents; customizing documents; creating and formatting tables; and enhancing documents with special features.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 110 Business Applications of the Microcomputer I Details 3
Introduction to the uses of the microcomputer in a business environment. Software used includes word processing, spreadsheet, data base, and graphics. Associated concepts and terminology also introduced. This course uses popular software package(s).
Prerequisites: CSC 106
CSC 112 Computer-Based Problem Solving Details 3
An introduction to problem-solving strategies and methodologies. Programming logic, looping, branching, and arrays are explained through the use of flow charts and pseudo code.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 115 Introduction to Computer Programming (Visual BASIC) Details 3
Introduction to computer programming, problem-solving processes and structured and object-oriented programming techniques using Visual BASIC.
Prerequisites: CSC 112 with a grade of "C" or above or consent of department
CSC 116 Database - Core Level (Access) Details 2
An introduction to the use of data management systems. Topics covered include creating a database table, creating relationships between tables, creating a table using a Wizard and using Help, performing queries and filtering records, creating forms, creating reports mailing labels, and charts, importing and exporting data, creating Web pages and using database Wizards. Course will be taught using a popular database management system software package.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 119 Programming I Details 3
This course involves problem solving on the introductory level, teaches structured and object oriented language, C++, and exposes students to methodology that serves as a foundation for later course work.
Prerequisites: CSC 112 with a grade of "C' or above; Intermediate algebra skills recommended
CSC 122 Presentation Software Details 2
This course covers presentation software, concepts, and terminology. Topics include preparing, editing, and formatting presentations, adding visual elements to a presentation, sharing and connecting data, linking and embedding objects and files, and sharing presentations. Course uses a popular commercial software package.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 123 Introduction to Content Management Systems Details 2
An introductory course in which students learn to create a complete website using popular Content Management Systems (CMS). Includes hands-on experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 124 Web Programming I Details 3
In this course, the student will learn techniques for planning and creative attractive Web pages using HTML and CSS. Topics include working with tables, creating forms, creating hyperlinks and menus for site navigation, and using image maps for navigation. The student will learn techniques for designing Web pages effectively and understand different ways to publish websites. The student will also learn scripting to add functionality to the website.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 125 Introduction to Desktop Publishing (Publisher) Details 1
This course is an introduction to desktop publishing using Microsoft Publisher. Students will create informational, periodical, promotional, and specialty publications and stationery.
Prerequisites: Experience with computers and MS Word is strongly recommended
CSC 136 Linux Operating System Details 3
This course will cover the essentials of installing, configuring, maintaining, administering and troubleshooting the Linux operating system.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 141 Introduction to Internet Details 1
This course is an introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web. Topics include navigating the Web, using the Internet as a resource, communicating over the Internet, and working with hypertext documents. This course will be taught using popular Web software.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 143 Introduction to Desktop Information Management (Outlook) Details 1
This course will be taught using a popular desktop management software. Topics include utilizing e-mail; using calendar for scheduling; managing contacts; creating tasks, notes, and journals.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 146 Introduction to Web Page Design Details 2
An introduction to Web page design. Topics include an introduction to the Internet, Web design theory and associated information, creating a Web page in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and creating a Web page using a popular introductory Web page design software package.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106 or consent of department
CSC 152 Computer Hardware Essentials Details 3
This course is designed to improve the student's understanding of computer hardware and peripherals. The student shall gain an ability to determine the source of elementary equipment problems and the ability to isolate problems relating to software and hardware. Through hands-on labs, the student will obtain and demonstrate knowledge of installation, configuration and repair.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 163 Fundamentals of Networking Details 2
This course is designed to provide students with the background necessary to understand the local area networking information in Microsoft courses on workstations and networking. This course provides students with the information needed to build a foundation in current networking technology for local area networks, wide area networks and the Internet.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 186 Desktop Publishing with InDesign Details 3
Introduction to the use of the computer as a tool in management and production of text and graphics in visual communication. Students will learn to set up complex, professional documents working with frames, colors, linked text and graphics, transparency, tools and tables. This course will be taught using a popular desktop publishing package.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106, or consent of department
CSC 190 Portable Document Format (Adobe Acrobat) Details 1
Focuses on creating and distributing portable documents using industry standard portable document formats. Topics include creating PDF documents from other applications, sharing PDFs, document review processes, PDFs for print or Web use, interactive forms, document security, paperless publishing and collaboration solutions. Course is taught using industry standard electronic document exchange program.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106 or consent of department
CSC 195 Special Topics in Computer Science Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in computer science not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
CSC 199 Computer Science Internship Details 1-5 (Varies)
Students may elect to participate in an approved apprenticeship, internship, job shadowing, or mentoring activity as it pertains to their career goals. The course provides the opportunity to apply classroom theory and experience the dynamics of modern industry. Students complete 80 hours of on-the-job training per semester for each enrolled credit hour. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least 24 credit hours of course work and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA
CSC 204 Spreadsheets - Expert Level (Excel) Details 2
A continuation of CSC 104. Topics include formatting Excel worksheets using advanced formatting techniques, working with templates and workbooks, using advanced functions, working with lists, using Excel's analysis tools, managing and auditing worksheets, collaborating with workgroups, and using data from the Internet and other sources.
Prerequisites: CSC 104 with a grade of "C" or above
CSC 207 Word Processing - Expert Level (MS Word) Details 2
Topics covered in this course include merging documents and sorting and selecting data, formatting with special features, adding visual appeal to documents, formatting with macros and styles, working with shared documents, creating specialized tables and indexes, preparing and protecting forms, and sharing data.
Prerequisites: CSC 107 or OFT 102 with a grade of "C" or above
CSC 216 Database - Expert Level (Access) Details 2
Topics include creating and modifying advanced tables, creating and modifying forms, refining queries, using advanced report features, defining relationships, using Access tools, creating database applications, and using data from the Internet and other sources. Course will be taught using a popular database management system software package.
Prerequisites: CSC 116 with a grade of "C" or above
CSC 220 Graphic and Photo Manipulation (Photoshop) Details 3
An introduction to the use of the computer in graphic design. Students learn how to repair images, work with layers, make selections, incorporate color techniques, and place type in an image. The course focuses on using painting tools, special layer functions and filters, enhancing specific selections, making color adjustment, working with clipping masks and paths. The course will be taught using industry-standard photo manipulation software.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 223 Web Scripting (JavaScript) Details 3
This course will guide students in web page development with JavaScript. This course covers the basics of JavaScript to build professional quality web applications.
Prerequisites: CSC 124
CSC 224 Web Programming II (PHP, MySQL) Details 3
This hands-on PHP programming course uses open source software, PHP and MySQL, to provide the student with a limited programming background with the applied skills to build professional-quality, database-driven Web sites. By integrating PHP and MySQL, with the XHTML and CSS frameworks, the student will develop the skills to build interactive Web sites with authentication and security.
Prerequisites: CSC 124
CSC 246 Advanced Web Page Design (Dreamweaver) Details 3
A continuation of the concepts and skills learned in CSC 146. Students learn how to design and develop more sophisticated Web pages. Topics include working with text and graphics, links, collecting data with forms, using styles and style sheets, adding media objects, creating and using templates, and working with library items and snippets. Students also learn how to work with a Web server and manage Web site files. Course is taught using industry standard Web design software.
Prerequisites: CSC 146 or consent of department
CSC 247 Web Graphics and Interactivity (Flash & Fireworks) Details 3
Course focuses on creating and manipulating graphics and interactive elements suitable for use on Web pages. Topics include working with objects; importing, selecting, and modifying graphics; modifying pixels and manipulating images; working with symbols and interactivity; creating animations and special effects; preparing and publishing movies; and adding sound and video. Course is taught using industry standard software packages.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 248 Computerized Illustration (Adobe Illustrator) Details 3
A course in the most important topics of design principles and vector graphics. Students learn how to create text and gradients, draw and compose an illustration, transform and distort objects, work with layers, create graphs, draw with symbols, and create 3-D objects. Course is taught using industry standard illustration software.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 249 Advanced Graphic Applications Details 3
Course builds on the knowledge and skills developed in previous applications courses and focuses on advanced techniques working with layers, layer styles, color, blending modes and designing with multiple images. Students learn to use tools to adjust and fine-tune images for more sophisticated, professional effects. Course is taught using industry-standard graphic design software.
Prerequisites: CSC 220 or consent of department
CSC 274 Language Survey (Java) Details 3
This course will guide students in developing applications and applets using the Java programming language. Students will also build visually interesting GUI and Web-based applications and learn the basics of structured and object-oriented programming techniques.
Prerequisites: CSC 112 with a grade of "C" or above or consent of department
CSC 295 Special Topics in Computer Science Details 1-4 (Varies)
On demand. Includes such course offerings as Facilities Management and Computerized Farm Records. No topic/problem will be offered more than twice in three years. May be repeated three times with different topics. Topics to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
EMS 150 Emergency Medical Technician Details 6
The development of student skills in recognizing symptoms of illnesses and injuries and proper procedures of emergency care; includes demonstration and practice.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various LEN Electives Details 3
All courses with the LEN prefix.
LEN 101 Law Enforcement I - Overview Details 3
A general examination of the various aspects of police, court, probation, correction, and parole practices.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 103 Law Enforcement Terminology Details 1
A programmed course taking the student through a series of police terms, emphasizing both vocabulary and spelling.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 111 Juvenile Justice Details 3
This course covers definitions of delinquent behavior; development and trends in the juvenile court movement; laws and procedures; the adjudication process - philosophy and practices; causation, prevention, treatment and control.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 122 Police Patrol Operations and Tactics Details 3
A variety of proven police tactics and procedures for handling situations ranging from misdemeanors to felonies.
Prerequisites: LEN 101 preferred
LEN 125 Law Enforcement Report Writing Details 3
The writing of preliminary and supplementary reports typically used by law enforcement agencies. This course stresses skills involving note taking; the use of forms and formats; and the writing of narrative, analytical and descriptive paragraphs.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 130 Probation and Parole Details 3
A study of the probation and parole systems on a local, state, and national level and expected future trends.
Prerequisites: LEN 101 preferred
LEN 150 Scientific Criminal Investigation Details 3
This course focuses on the technique of crime scene investigation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of information, interrogation, and instrumentation in the solution and preparation of criminal cases for trial.
Prerequisites: LEN 101 preferred
LEN 195 Special Topics in Law Enforcement Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in law enforcement not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated three times with different topics. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
LEN 205 Adult Corrections Details 3
A study of the historical overview of adult corrections as well as the evaluation of the aims and goals, success and failure of the penal system and an introduction to new experiments in adult corrections.
Prerequisites: LEN 101
LEN 212 Criminal Law Details 3
Study of legal terminology and definitions of crimes, criminal procedures, criminal responsibility, analysis of crimes and their proof in the context of practical fact situations.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 260 Criminal Justice Seminar I Details 3
A consideration of contemporary law enforcement and criminal justice programs and problems.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
LEN 261 Criminal Justice Seminar II Details 3
Continuation of Criminal Justice Seminar I.
Prerequisites: LEN 260 or consent of department
LEN 295 Advanced Special Topics in Law Enforcement Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in law enforcement not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topics to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
MAT 109 Elementary Statistics Details 3
A study of the collection and interpretation of statistical data. Specific topics include description of sample data, probability, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, testing hypotheses, correlation, and regression.
Prerequisites: MAT 020 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, appropriate placement score, or consent of department
SOC 221 Social Psychology Details 3
A study of social factors in individual and group behavior including social perceptions; motivation and learning; attitudes, conformity and social influences process; and the development of group performances.
Prerequisites: PSY 101 or SOC 101
Fourth Semester Details
FSC 282 Essentials for the First Responder Details 3
The intent of this course is to introduce you to the basic and advanced concepts inherent to the First Responder Safety, Basics of Hazardous Materials Response, Incident Command System (ICS), National Incident Management System (NIMS), and Unified Command. This is not a tactics course. Its focus is not on how to manage a particular incident but rather on the usage of a command structure at any incident. Within this course, the student will participate in the "Courage to be Safe" program from the National Fallen Firefighters; Hazardous Materials Awareness from the University of Missouri's Fire and Rescue Institute, following NFPA 472 and OSHA's 29CFR1910.120; as well as the ICS and NIMS via the FEMA Independent Study online IS-100.b, IS-200.b, IS-700.a and IS-800.b courses. The student will have to give registration information to NFFF, MU and FEMA to access these sites. These certifications are becoming required for more of us working at some level in emergency services.
Prerequisites: (none)
LEN 261 Criminal Justice Seminar II Details 3
Continuation of Criminal Justice Seminar I.
Prerequisites: LEN 260 or consent of department
Various Electives Details 3
Any credit-based course may be taken to fulfill this requirement. Students should always discuss with their advisor which electives would be best for them to take to best achieve his or her particular goals.
Prerequisites: Varies by course
Various Electives Details 3
Any credit-based course may be taken to fulfill this requirement. Students should always discuss with their advisor which electives would be best for them to take to best achieve his or her particular goals.
Prerequisites: Varies by course
Various Electives Details 3
Any credit-based course may be taken to fulfill this requirement. Students should always discuss with their advisor which electives would be best for them to take to best achieve his or her particular goals.
Prerequisites: Varies by course