Academic Programs

Police Science Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Sioux City Campus
You can get free tuition for this program through the Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship. To apply for free tuition, start by filling out your FAFSA.

Program Description

This program provides students with classroom, laboratory, and hands-on training as preparation for entry into law enforcement. 

Traditional classroom academic education is combined with laboratory courses and the practical application of learned skills to prepare students for job entry. Although traditional law enforcement careers are the goal of most entering students, other available options include positions with private security, corrections, juvenile work, and private investigation. Students may elect to continue their education in colleges accepting transfer credits.


Gary Powell, Ext 1463 Room A23L
Greg Strong, Ext. 1480, Room B109,

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
CRJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 133 Constitutional Criminal Procedure 3
CRJ 201 Juvenile Delinquency 3
CRJ 257 Physical Fitness & Conditioning 1
CRJ 140 Criminal Investigation 1
CRJ 113 Field Strategies 3
CRJ 139 Mental Health First Aid 1
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
CRJ 262 Fingerprint Technology 2
CRJ 101 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3
CRJ 210 Law Enforcement Management 3
CRJ 150 Defensive Tactics 1
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 3
CRJ 280 Police Science Practicum I 2
CRJ 200 Criminology 3
CRJ 253 Basic Firearms 3
CRJ 144 Police Photography 2
EMS 114 Emergency Medical Responder 2
CRJ 217 Selective Drug Enforcement 2
CRJ 110 Patrol Procedures 3
CRJ 242 Applied Criminalistics 3
CRJ 120 Introduction to Corrections 3
CRJ 255 Advanced Firearms 3
CRJ 243 Traffic Collision Investigation 2
CRJ 281 Police Science Practicum II 2
CRJ 131 Criminal Law and Procedure 3
CRJ 231 Traffic Law 3

All students must attend the summer Program Orientation, or must meet/contact their Police Science Technology program advisor prior to taking their first course.

All part-time students must meet with a Police Science Technology program advisor to develop a sequential Plan of Study prior to taking their first course. (failure to do so may result in the student taking longer to complete the program)

Students must take their program core courses in sequence, and during the same semester as is reflected on the published Plan of Study.


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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400