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Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement with Police Academy

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Arts
Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624,, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201
Faculty Contact
Daniel Kearney: 313-845-9714,, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-109W

Program Description


Emphasizes the preservation of peace, the prevention of crime, and the protection of life and property. Prepares successful students for employment in law enforcement positions requiring both an Associate Degree and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certification. Students start this associate degree by first completing required course work at HFC, then transferring to Schoolcraft College to complete the Police Academy component of the program. Students then transfer back to HFC to receive their degree. Students completing the program benefit from articulation agreements with Eastern Michigan University, Madonna University, University of Michigan-Dearborn, and Lake Superior State University. This allows successful students to continue their studies toward a bachelor degree with no loss of credit hours.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, student should be able to:

  1. Develop a report which effectively analyses and communicates a given situation.
  2. Apply case law, criminal procedure, and custodial law by analyzing fact patterns and situations.
  3. Analyze critical issues in law enforcement (i.e., use of fatal force, racial profiling, minorities in law enforcement, police misconduct) and their impact on day to day operations of a police department.
  4. Distinguish between police community relations and community policing and how each impact community policing.
  5. Characterize the importance of ethics and ethical decisions at all levels and processes within the criminal justice system.
Career Opportunities
  • Federal Law Enforcement
  • Police Officer
  • Private Security
  • State Law Enforcement

Admission Requirements

Additional Program Requirements

Students must pass the following requirements prior to acceptance at the Police Academy at Schoolcraft College:

  • Physical exam
  • Written exam
  • Criminal history background check
  • Other background checks as required

General Education

See General Education Requirements for details.

Category 3: Mathematics
Complete any one from the Michigan Transfer Agreement list.
Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any one, from a different discipline (not WR).
Category 6: Natural Sciences
Complete any two, one with a lab, from different disciplines
Credit Hours

Program Requirements


CJ-287 at Schoolcraft College is transferred back to HFC as CRJ-287 and fulfills the HFC Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement with Police Academy Associate in Art degree course requirements for CRJ-132, CRJ-134, CRJ-135, CRJ-252, and HPE-142.

Minimum Total Credit Hours