Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening and online courses
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time
Law Enforcement — Associate in Science Degree (68 credits)
About the Program
The Law Enforcement program is primarily designed to meet the professional and educational needs of students interested in becoming licensed peace officers. After meeting core POST (Police Officer Standards and Training) requirements for education, you will apply to attend the Law Enforcement Education Center (LEEC) at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park to take 22 Professional Licensing Program (PLP) career credits. Upon completion of the degree at Century, you are eligible to take a POST exam to become POST certified, and to apply for law enforcement positions in Minnesota. You may also transfer to other colleges or universities to pursue a bachelor's degree.
Century College and Metropolitan State University have partnered to offer a bachelor’s of arts degree in Criminal Justice. This cohort program is a major and degree completion program for Century College students who have been awarded an Associate’s degree in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice and are ready to earn a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Major courses are offered on the Century College campus evenings or online. See Metro State Criminal Justice BA Cohort under quick links for more information.
Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.
Potential Job Titles
Police and Sheriff Patrol Officers
Parking Enforcement Officers
Animal Control Officers
Average Wage: $30.66/hour
Top Earners: $36.87/hour
Average Wage: $34.18/hour
Top Earners: $51.05/hour
Average Wage: $17.66/hour
Top Earners: $25.72/hour
Average Wage: $22.23/hour
Top Earners: $28.74/hour
Law Enforcement - AS 68 Credits
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Program Contact Information
Please read the PLP brochure available in the Century Counseling, Career, and Advising Center and online. Call Mylan Masson at 763.657.3700 at the Law Enforcement Education Center in Brooklyn Park with questions about the PLP. Call Anna Haider at 763.657.3700 to receive an application for the PLP or visit the Hennepin Technical College website.
John Adie 651.748.5333 John.Adie@century.edu Room 3563 East Mary Vukelich 651.779.3981 Mary.Vukelich@century.edu Room 1229 East Anna Haider (CSS-I) 763.657.3700 Law Enforcement Education Center