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College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Criminal Justice Technology-Law Enforcement Officer AS

Criminal Justice Technology - Law Enforcement Officer Concentration  (AS 2606)

Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

Program Description
This degree program is a limited access program for the Criminal Justice Academy student (Corrections and Law Enforcement certificate program students) and/or the correction and law enforcement officer who wishes to advance in his or her career. The student must contact the Criminal Justice Institute regarding admission requirements to the Academies prior to entering the Criminal Justice Technology program. Course content includes police administration, criminal law, probation & parole, and criminal investigation.

Program Learning Outcomes
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Admission Requirements
Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to be admitted into this program. Students who wish to be admitted to the Criminal Justice Institute should seek counseling from the Institute. Those who wish to be admitted to the A.S. degree program should seek counseling from the Criminal Justice Department. This program requires that the student hold a Florida Law Enforcement or Corrections Certification or that the student plans to attend the Palm Beach State Criminal Justice Institute for Law Enforcement or Corrections.

Completion Requirements
Successfully complete all of the courses in the program.

Program Length
The program can be finished in two years if you attend full time or three years if you attend part time.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information
Ed Richard,, (561) 868-3773

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
General Education Credits: 18
ENC1101 College Composition 1 3
  Any course from Mathematics - Area III 3
POS1041 Introduction to American Government 3
ENC1102 College Composition 2 3
SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
  Any course from Humanities - Area II 3
Required Courses Credits: 21
CCJ1010 Introduction to Criminology 3
CCJ1020 Administration of Criminal Justice 3
CJJ2002 Juvenile Delinquency 3
CJB2713 Introduction to Forensic Science 3
CJE1300 Police Administration 1 3
CJL2100 Criminal Law 3
CJE1711 Criminal Justice Capstone Course 3
Required Concentration Credits: 15
  Law Enforcement Academy
(Florida Law Enforcement Academy and state exam passage required)
Electives - Choose 6 credits Credits: 6
CJE1301 Police Administration 2 3
CCJ1618 Criminal Psychology 3
CJL1062 Introduction to Constitutional Law 3
CJL2130 Laws of Evidence 3
CJL2403 Law of Arrest, Search, and Seizure 3
CJE2600 Criminal Investigation 3
CGS1100 Microcomputer Applications 3
DSC1002 Terrorism and U.S. Security 3
DSC1590 Intelligence Analysis and Security Management 3
DSC1242 Transportation and Border Security 3
Total Program Credits: 60

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
Upon completion of this program, you may seek employment as a Law Enforcement Officer. It is necessary to complete the Police Academy to be hired as a Law Enforcement Officer in Florida. Nationally, in 2006, seventy-nine percent were employed by local governments. State police agencies employed about 11 percent, and various Federal agencies employed about 7 percent. A small proportion worked for educational services, rail transportation, and contract investigation and security services.

Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, see the web at

In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities which allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

Career Center
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