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Law Enforcement

Associate of Applied Science

Learn the skills needed to become a law enforcement officer with courses in administration of justice, ethics, criminal investigation, community policing and police proficiencies. Completion of the program meets and exceeds the minimum AZ P.O.S.T. requirements for entry-level employment as an Arizona peace officer.

Program/Major Codes: AASLEA/LEA

What can I do with this certificate?

Career Options: Seek entry-level employment in law enforcement and public safety.

Academic Options: While this degree was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs.  See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.*

Communication 6
Analysis and Critical Thinking 6
Humanities and Social Science
Computer and Information Literacy 1-3
Subtotal 16-18

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
LEA 110 Law Enforcement Academy Part I 24
LEA 210 Law Enforcement Academy Part II 23



Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
AJS 101 Introduction to Administration of Justice Systems [SUN# AJS 1101]
AJS 225 Criminology 3


Total 69-71

*Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Humanities and Social Science - AJS 225 fulfills 3 credits in the Social & Behavioral Science category.