Academic Programs

Police Science Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Description
Sioux City Campus

The Police Science Technology program provides students with classroom, laboratory, and hands-on training as preparation for entry into law enforcement. To be accepted into the program, students much achieve the following scores on the Computerized Placement Test (CPT): 80 Reading; 86 Sentence Structure; 56 Arithmetic or 38 Elementary Algebra.

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. Positions available for students greatly exceed the number of graduates from the program.

The placement rate of graduates has remained at 85 percent throughout the lifetime of the program. Increasing national population and unresolved and complex social problems indicate a constant and ever-increasing demand for law enforcement personnel.

Law enforcement officers typically: provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations; identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts; record facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities; review facts of incidents to determine if criminal act or statute violations were involved; render aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries; testify in court to present evidence or act as witness in traffic and criminal cases; evaluate complaint and emergency-request information to determine response requirements. 

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 and 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 241 Applied Criminalistics................................................. 2
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

Program Total............................................................ 72

Contacts

Don Dorn, Ext 1448 Room A76L don.dorn@witcc.edu
Gary Powell, Ext 1463 Room A23L gary.powell@witcc.edu
Ron Barnes, Ext 1347 Room A75L ron.barnes@witcc.edu
Greg Strong, Ext. 1480, Room B109, greg.strong@witcc.edu
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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
800.352.4649
712.274.6400
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