2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Police Science - Crime Scene Investigation Concentration, A.A.S.

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Police Science

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Contact Information: Program Office 615-353-3717, Office: D-20, E-mail: policescience@nscc.edu

The 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 Police Science 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.
  • Demonstrate a 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.

Crime Scene Investigation Concentration

Course Requirements

Recommended Full-Time Schedule

Police Science Academy

Provided by the Law Enforcement Department

This 10-week program fulfills all the training goals of a certified law enforcement academy. Students receive over 400 hours of intense police training. All instruction is provided by current police instructors or experts in the police field. Individuals with   ambitions to become a Law Enforcement Officer or anyone currently serving in a security capacity will benefit from the hands-on training.

Successful completion of this program will earn the student 23 semester hours, 21 of which can be applied toward an A.A.S. degree in Police Science. All courses are corequisite. Candidates for the Academy are advised to prepare themselves physically prior to beginning classes. Certain physical standards must be met in order to graduate. A medical evaluation is mandatory prior to entering the program. All instructional and classroom materials are provided. Expenses will include tuition, a mandated uniform, a firearm plus ammunition, and physical training attire.

Contact Information: Brad Corcoran, Office: D-38, E-mail: brad.corcoran@nscc.edu

Academy Course Transcript Credits
Transfers PST Course Degree Credits
LEN 2000 Principles of Law Enforcement 3 to CRMJ 1010 - Intro to Criminal Justice   3
LEN 2005 Police Firearms 3 to CRMJ 2022 - Police Firearms  3
LEN 2010 Const/Criminal Law Proced 3 to CRMJ 1012 - Criminal Law & Procedure  3
LEN 2015 Defensive Tactics 3 to CRMJ 1040 - Defensive Tactics  3
LEN 2020 Emergency Defensive Driving 3 to

General Elective

LEN 2025 Police Traffic Supervision 2 to (No Transfer Credit) 0
LEN 2030 Surviving Police Work 3 to CRMJ 1070 - Officer Survival  3
LEN 2035 Interpersonal Comm for Police 3 to CRMJ 1095 - Tactical Talk  3
Total 23     21


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