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Law Enforcement

The Law Enforcement programs are designed to prepare participants to compete for jobs in the criminal justice field at the local and state levels, as well as in private security and offers specialized classes and practical training for a variety of law enforcement careers. Tailored to teach participants how to handle the challenges of the law enforcement profession, this Alaska-centric degree addresses the current critical shortage of Alaskans in law enforcement professions.

It is offered cooperatively by the University of Alaska Southeast and the Alaska Department of Public Safety. Credits earned in the two-year University of Alaska Southeast Law Enforcement degree will also apply toward the Justice Bachelor Degrees offered by the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). Sessions are offered in both Fall and Spring semesters.

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Law Enforcement O.E.

Occupational endorsements are programs of study designed to give students intensive training in a specific occupational field.

Typically an occupational endorsement is less than 30 credits, and is not an eligible program for financial aid.

Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours16
JUSTS102Fundamentals of CPR and First Aid1
JUSTS103Law Enforcement Procedures4
JUSTS104Ethics and Conduct1
JUSTS105Traffic Law and Enforcement4
JUSTS106Enforcement Techniques3
JUSTS107Criminal Justice3

Associate of Applied Science: Law Enforcement

Associate degree programs are areas of study designed to prepare students academically for admission to a bachelor degree program.

Typically an associate degree program is 60 credits (two years).

The A.A.S. in Law Enforcement requires 64 credits, 3 of which are the Practicum (JUST S294), which may be completed in the student’s home town upon approval of the practicum placement by an appropriate agency. A minimum grade of C (2.00) is required in all JUST courses.

Students must consult with a Sitka Student Success Center Advisor before registering for courses.

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours61
General Education Requirements31-32
Written Communication Skills
ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3
ENGLS212Technical Report Writing3
Oral Communication Skills
Select two from the following (6 credits)
COMMS111Fundamentals of Oral Communication*3
COMMS237Interpersonal Communication*3
COMMS241Public Speaking*3
*Grade C 2.00 or better
Computation Skills
Select one from the following (3-4 credits):
MATHS106Concepts and Contemporary Applications3
MATHS107College Algebra (or higher)4
STATS107Survey of Statistics (or higher)4
Social Sciences
PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
SOCS201Social Problems3
Fine Arts
___S___Advisor-approved Fine Arts GER3
___S___Advisor-approved Lab Science GER3
Major Requirements30
JUSTS110Introduction to Law Enforcement3
JUSTS121Policing in the Community3
JUSTS125Introduction to Addictions3
JUSTS131Rural Justice in Alaska3
JUSTS202Criminal Investigation and Interviewing3
JUSTS212Criminal Procedures3
JUSTS222Research Methodology3
JUSTS252Criminal Law3
JUSTS261Ethics in Criminal Justice3
JUSTS294Law Enforcement Practicum3

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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JUST Classes: Spring - 2015

Introduces students to the general function of law enforcement in our society with an emphasis on basic patrol procedures in the community. Also exposes students to crisis intervention and emergency police procedures including emergency police communications, interpersonal relations and problem solving.

39236TD1Renee Mackey
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

An examination of the application of the western justice system to remote Alaska villages including issues that arise from cultural conflicts, difficulties associated with a centralized justice system servicing remote communities off the road system, the Federal/Indian or Native Alaskan relationship, and a description of criminal behavior occurring in the villages. Exposure to alcohol and substance related issues. These include Tribal justice-related solutions, local options laws, and other efforts to curb the negative aspects of alcohol and substance abuse in rural Alaska.

39237T01Sheldon Schmitt
Tue, Thu
8:00a - 9:30a
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

39238TD1David Sexton
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

JUST 252
3 CR

A general study of the elements, purposes, and functions of criminal law with emphasis on historical and philosophical concepts.

Prerequisite: JUST S202.

39239TD1John Cryderman
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

An examination of the ethical and moral concepts, and their relationship to criminal justice issues. This course applies ethics theories to the criminal justice institutions of police, courts and corrections. Examines ethical and moral dilemmas which confront law enforcement officers and crime control policy makers.

Prerequisite: JUST S212

39240TD1David Sexton
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)


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