TRACK II: PROFESSIONAL PEACE OFFICER EDUCATION (PPOE) This program is designed for the individual who wants to become a peace officer (City Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, State Trooper, DNR Conservation Officer) in the state of Minnesota. The student is awarded an Associate in Arts degree upon successful completion of the prescribed curriculum of 60 semester credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.00. The student must also complete LAWE 1010 practicum (skills) to be eligible to take the MN POST Board licensing exam. Students who pass this exam are eligible to be licensed peace officers in the state of Minnesota.
 
Course Outline
 
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (40 credits minimum)
 
Goal Area 1: Communications
9 credits required
Option1: 9 credits/3 courses
*Must take 1 CMST and 2 ENGL
CMST 1210   Intro to Communication 3
CMST 2200   Public Speaking 3
CMST 2250   Small Group Communication 3
ENGL 1210   College Composition I 3
ENGL 1220   College Composition II 3
Option2: 9 credits/3 courses
*Must take 1 CMST and 2 ENGL
CMST 1210   Intro to Communication 3
CMST 2200   Public Speaking 3
CMST 2250   Small Group Communication 3
ENGL 1210   College Composition I 3
ENGL 1230   Scientific & Technical Writing 3
Option3: 8 credits/2 courses
*Must take 1 CMST and 1 ENGL
CMST 1210   Intro to Communication 3
CMST 2200   Public Speaking 3
CMST 2250   Small Group Communication 3
ENGL 1300   Honors Composition 3
 
Goal Area 2: Critical Thinking
This goal will be satisfied by completing one course each from MnTC Goal Areas 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
 
Required Courses
(7 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
LAWE 103 Introduction to Criminal Justice
LAWE 113 Minnesota Statutes
LAWE 201 Criminal Procedures
LAWE 223 Law Enforcement Communications and Employment Prep
LAWE 231 Law Enforcement Operations and Community
LAWE 251 Law Enforcement and Human Behavior
LAWE 295 POST Seminar
Total Credits: 16  
 
Elective Courses
(select 2 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
EMS 1016 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
EMS 1033 Emergency Medical Responder
EMS 2008 EMT Blended Learning
EMS 2009 First Responder Blended Learning
Total Credits: 2  
 
Elective Courses
(select 2 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
LAWE 151 Self-Defense: The PR-24
LAWE 152 Self-Defense for the Peace Officer
PE 114 Physical Agility
Total Credits: 2  
 
General Education Required Course List
(select 19 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
ENGL 122 College Composition II: Writing with Sources
PSYC 131 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 240 Juvenile Delinquency
SOC 242 Racial and Cultural Minorities
Total Credits: 19  
 
Goal Area 3: Natural Sciences
Choose one course from Group A and one from Group B
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 8  
 
Goal Area 4: Mathematics/Logical Reasoning
Must be level 100 or above
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 3  
 
Goal Area 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 9  
 
General Education Elective Courses
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 1  
 
Total AA Liberal Arts Degree Credits: 60