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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

Science

___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
SOCS251Criminology3

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 - 2016


Basic CPR and first aid for controlling bleeding, shock, seizures, obstructed airway, heat and cold emergencies, and diabetic crisis. Symptoms of stroke and heart attack are reviewed, and use of AED (defibrillator). Safety and prevention practices are discussed. Course meets certification requirements for childcare providers, outdoor guides, lifeguards, home health aides, and certified nurse aides. Course materials are derived from American Safety and Health Institute and American Heart Association guidelines.

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38289T01Chad Goeden
SITKAPSA
Mon - Fri
2/28 - 6/10

Tuition and fees: $183 (additional charges may apply)

A statutory law course covering individual rights, constitutional safeguards, and rules of evidence. Constitutional issues such as search and seizure, 5th Amendment, and 14th Amendment are studied.

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38290T01Chad Goeden
SITKAPSA
Mon - Fri
2/28 - 6/10

Tuition and fees: $760 (additional charges may apply)

JUST 104
1 CR

Specific instruction in the professional standard law enforcement ethics, conduct, and Community Oriented Policing philosophy. Provides the tactical tools necessary to successfully manage routine transactions as well as extraordinary confrontations. Fosters discussion about values, integrity, and principles as they relate to law enforcement.

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38296T01Chad Goeden
SITKAPSA
Mon - Fri
2/28 - 6/10

Tuition and fees: $190 (additional charges may apply)

Course covers preparation of D.U.I. enforcement, drinking drivers and driving, the D.U.I. statute, issues and defenses, pharmacology and toxicology, theory and operation of the intoximeter, courtroom testimony, and case preparation. Accident investigation techniques and field exercises are included.

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38298T01Chad Goeden
SITKAPSA
Mon - Fri
2/28 - 6/10

Tuition and fees: $760 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to the basic skills necessary to use firearms (both pistol and shotgun), operate a motor vehicle under emergency conditions, and use of expandable tactical baton, taser, and oleo capsicum (pepper) spray effectively. A continuum on the use of force, judgment in the use of deadly force, physical defense tactics, and physical arrest.

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38299T01Chad Goeden
SITKAPSA
Mon - Fri
2/28 - 6/10

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

JUST 107
3 CR

Course covers physical evidence and crime scene investigation, drug identification and case procedures, arson, sex crimes, and instruction in fingerprinting and investigation practices.

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38300T01Chad Goeden
SITKAPSA
Mon - Fri
2/28 - 6/10

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

Survey of the structure and process of criminal justice agencies. Includes an introduction to criminal law, police, courts, corrections and criminology. Introduces students to the history of the criminal justice system in the United States and traces the origins and historical foundation of the present day systems and associated agencies, with a focus on law enforcement in our society. Also introduces students to various political theories of justice and principles of causation as it relates to criminal behavior.

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38643TD1John Cryderman
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

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

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.

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38644TD1Renee Mackey
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $570 (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.

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38655TD1Sherrie Tinsley-Myers
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $570 (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

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38656TD1David Sexton
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

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

 
 

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