2020-2021 Academic Catalog

A.S. in Technical Studies: Applied Policing and Technology Concentration

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Program Description

The Applied Policing and Technology concentration of the Associate of Science in Technical Studies degree is designed for aspiring police officers and builds knowledge of high-tech tools used in modern police work. 

Delivery Modes

  • Traditional (on campus)
  • Global Online (100% online)

Curriculum

On Campus

Course Credits
Semester 1 15
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
JUS 101*  Introduction to Criminal Justice Studies  3
JUS 103*  Correctional Systems 3
MAT 100  Fundamentals of Math or Any Math 3
Related Elective** 3
   
Semester 2 15
COM 101  Oral Communications 3
JUS 102*  Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
JUS 105*  Introduction to Forensic Science 3
Related Elective** 3
Health and Wellness Course 3
   
Semester 3 15
JUS 201*  Criminal Investigation 3
JUS 331  Juvenile Justice System 3
JUS 380  Crime Scene Imaging OR Any Approved Technological Literacy Course 3
Related Elective** 3
Natural Sciences Course 3
   
Semester 4 15
JUS 375  Criminal Law 3
JUS 376  Criminal Procedure 3
PSY 100  General Psychology 3
Related Elective** 3
Humanities Course 3
   
Total 60

* Program Notes:

  1. If students have already completed these courses, then credits as work force development (WFD) may be applied up to a total of 15 credits.
  2. Fifteen of the last 30 credits must be taken at Cal U.
  3. After successful completion of the Police Academy, the student will be awarded 15 credits toward the degree.

** Required Electives (complete 12 credits)

  • JUS 211  Organized Crime
  • JUS 405  Cyber Security
  • JUS 487  Computer Forensics
  • JUS 488  Cyber Crime Investigation
  • Any Approved JUS Course (requires prior approval from adviser)
  • WFD 199  MPOETC

In order to graduate, the student must complete a minimum of 48 credits of upper-level course work (300 level or higher).

Online

Course Credits
Semester 1 15
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
JUS 101*  Introduction to Criminal Justice Studies  3
JUS 103*  Correctional Systems 3
MAT 100  Fundamentals of Math or Any Math 3
Related Elective** 3
   
Semester 2 15
COM 101  Oral Communications 3
JUS 102*  Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
JUS 105*  Introduction to Forensic Science 3
Related Elective** 3
Health and Wellness Course 3
   
Semester 3 15
JUS 201*  Criminal Investigation 3
JUS 331  Juvenile Justice System 3
JUS 380  Crime Scene Imaging OR Any Approved Technological Literacy Course 3
Related Elective** 3
Natural Sciences Course 3
   
Semester 4 15
JUS 375  Criminal Law 3
JUS 376  Criminal Procedure 3
PSY 100  General Psychology 3
Related Elective** 3
Humanities Course 3
   
Total 60

* Program Notes:

  1. If students have already completed these courses, then credits as work force development (WFD) may be applied up to a total of 15 credits.
  2. Fifteen of the last 30 credits must be taken at Cal U.
  3. After successful completion of the Police Academy, the student will be awarded 15 credits toward the degree.

** Required Electives (complete 12 credits)

  • JUS 211  Organized Crime
  • JUS 405  Cyber Security
  • JUS 487  Computer Forensics
  • JUS 488  Cyber Crime Investigation
  • Any Approved JUS Course (requires prior approval from adviser)
  • WFD 199  MPOETC

Police Academy

Graduates of the Pennsylvania Police Academy who earn the Pennsylvania Act 120 MPOETC certification, or its equivalent, can be awarded up to 15 credits, which will be applicable to the associate degree in Applied Policing and Technology. Act 120 MPTOETC police academy training and certification is offered at the University. Graduates of the Academy are awarded 15 credits, typically in the additional electives category. 

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/associate/policing-and-technology/index.aspx