Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement: NON-MN POST


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.

With the addition of the Non-POST eligible A.S. degree students are now able to achieve their degree in Law Enforcement without the added expense of SKILLS. This change means students may not seek initial employment in Minnesota but can seek their first job in other states.

Further Education: This program also establishes the groundwork for further education to obtain a Bachelor's degree or higher.

Location: Austin
Program Starts: Fall, Spring
Course Plan: Four Semesters
Faculty: Richard Watkins Steve Wald

For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement: NON-MN POST program page at

Required Core Courses (30 credits)

CRJU1103 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 CR
CRJU1112 Criminal Investigations 3 CR
CRJU1130 Human Behavior/Stress Management/Ethics for Criminal Justice 2 CR
CRJU1135 Victimology 3 CR
CRJU2110 Police Report Writing 2 CR
CRJU2120 Minnesota State Statutes 3 CR
CRJU2122 Criminal Procedure 3 CR
CRJU2202 Juvenile Law and Procedures 3 CR
CRJU2235 Law Enforcement and Community 3 CR
EMER1210 Emergency Medical Care/First Responder 3 CR
*Indicates courses that should be taken during your final year of the Law Enforcement Program or with advisor approval.

MnTC General Education Courses (30 Credits Needed)

ENGL1101 Composition I (Goal 1 & 2) 3 CR
SOCI1101 Introduction to Sociology (Goal 5 & 7) 3 CR
SPCH1100 Fundamentals of Speech (Goal 1 & 9) 3 CR
SOCI2125 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
- PSYC - Psychology Elective (any MnTC Psychology) 3 CR
- Any MnTC Elective 2 CR
Please consult with the Program Coordinator regarding other suggested courses/electives to complement your education.