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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.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 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).

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

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.

Minimum Credit Hours61
General Education Requirements31-32
Major Requirements33

General Education Requirements

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 of C (2.00) or better

Computation Skills

Select one from the following (3-4 credits):

MATHS113Concepts and Contemporary Applications3
MATHS151College Algebra for Calculus (or higher)4
STATS107Survey of Statistics (or higher)4

Social Sciences

PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
SOCS201Social Problems3

Fine Arts and Humanities

___S___Advisor-approved Fine Arts or Humanities GER3


___S___Advisor-approved Lab Science GER4

Major Requirements

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: Summer - 2016

Alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs will be studied along with addictive behaviors related to satisfying the pleasure center of the brain which are not substance-related such as compulsive shopping, problem gambling, and the various computer-related addictions. Survey of the theories of addiction including the disease model of addiction, behavioral addictions, addiction treatment, and more. Focus will center on those addictions specific to Alaska.

51999TD1David Sexton
5/16 - 8/6

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)


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