2017-2018 Catalog 
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2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law Enforcement - Police Administration Concentration, A.A.S.

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Law Enforcement

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Contact Information:
Program Office 615-916-5875, Southeast Campus, Room 1500, Program Site, E-mail: lawenforcement@nscc.edu

The Law Enforcement (formerly known as Police Science) program prepares individuals for careers in police administration. Graduates of the degree program will have the skills and knowledge to seek employment in the criminal justice field, including law enforcement, private security, and crime scene investigation. The program provides the education and training needed for entry-level personnel and advancement opportunities for those presently employed in the criminal justice field. The Law Enforcement program offers concentrations in Police Administration and Crime Scene Investigation.

Graduates of the program should be able to:

  • Function completely as entry-level law enforcement personnel;
  • Apply critical thinking skills in solving community problems, generating community-oriented solutions;
  • Conduct criminal investigations and apply criminal law and procedures; and
  • Demonstrate knowledge of officer survival, defensive tactics, and proper use of firearms.

Career Opportunities

  • Police Officer
  • Sheriff’s Deputy
  • Highway Patrolman
  • Private Investigator
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Private Security Officer


The A.A.S. degree is designed to prepare a student for employment upon graduation. Some universities, at their discretion, accept some technical courses for transfer. A student who plans to transfer to a university should consult his/her advisor and the receiving university about transfer and articulation policies. Failure to do so could result in loss of transfer credits.

Police Administration Concentration

Course Requirements

Required: NSCC 1010 - First Year Experience

General Education Course Requirements

Technical Electives: Choose one of the following courses

Total Required – Associate’s Degree: 61 Credits


Recommended Full-Time Schedule


Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students either demonstrate the appropriate skill levels in math, reading, and/or writing before enrolling in college-level courses or enroll in appropriate co-requisite experiences with college-level courses to develop competency in those skills while performing college-level work. ACT/SAT scores, ACCUPLACER test scores, COMPASS test scores, or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in math, reading, and/or writing (English).

* This course is part of the general education core.


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