Our Police Science - Law Enforcement Certificate (CERT) program is designed to allow students to build up to the Associate of Applied Science degree. Students will complete all but the 12 law enforcement academy credit hours. Once the student completes the required number of credit hours (52), they will receive the Police Science Certificate from Hutch CC. They then can gain employment with a law enforcement agency, graduate from a state recognized law enforcement training academy, transfer that training back to Hutch CC, which is equivalent to 12 credit hours (at no additional cost). These 12 credit hours are added to the 52 credit hours earned in the Police Science certificate program, which allows the student to meet the 64 credit hours required to obtain their Associate of Applied Science degree. This certificate / degree program allows students the ability to earn a 2 year college degree and then enter into the work force and can be completed completely online.
Criminal justice careers include law enforcement officers, detectives, probation and correctional treatment specialists and special investigators. Career opportunities are available at federal, state and local levels of government, as well as within the private sector.
Hutchinson Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Higher Learning Commission is one of six regional institutional accreditors recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
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