Do you want to join the ranks of highly-respected professionals?
Riverland Law Enforcement is accredited by the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (POST). Students who complete the Associate of Science degree and an approved Skills training program through a POST provider will be eligible to test for Peace Officer licensure. Following successful completion of this program, our graduates can secure good jobs throughout the United States.
Austin, Online Course(s)
Fall, Spring Course Plan:
Two Year Faculty: Richard Watkins Steve Wald Richard Watkins Steve Wald Amber Caswell
For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please
Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
program page at riverland.edu.
Required Core Courses (38 credits)
Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 CR
Criminal Investigations 3 CR
Human Behavior/Stress Management/Ethics for Criminal Justice 2 CR
Physical Training and Wellness for Law Enforcement 1 CR
Police Report Writing 2 CR
Minnesota State Statutes 3 CR
Criminal Procedure 3 CR
Juvenile Law and Procedures 3 CR
Law Enforcement and Community 3 CR
Emergency Medical Care/First Responder 3 CR
MN Post Skills Training (RCTC) 12 CR
*Indicates courses that should be taken during your final year of the Law Enforcement Program or with adviser approval.
**Indicates course that needs to be taken during the spring semester of your final year of school.
MnTC General Education Courses (30 Credits Needed)
Composition I (Goal 1 & 2) 3 CR
Fundamentals of Speech (Goal 1 & 9) 3 CR
Introduction to Sociology (Goal 5 & 7) 3 CR
Cultural Diversity (Goal 5 & 7) 3 CR
Goal 3 - Natural Sciences 3 CR
Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning 3 CR
Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 CR
Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts 4 CR
MnTC/General Education 2 CR
PSYC 3 CR
Please consult with the Program Coordinator regarding other suggested courses / electives to complement your education.