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Summer Semester 2021 Catalog

Basic Law Enforcement, Technical Certificate of Credit

Overview

Offered at the Augusta campus

Entrance Dates: Spring and Summer
Length of Program: Two Terms
Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 42

Program Description: The Basic Law Enforcement Certificate program provides students with the necessary skills, standards, and knowledge in order to become qualified, proficiently trained, ethical and competent peace officers in criminal justice careers. Successful completion of the program will make the student eligible to be certified as a Georgia Peace Officer.

Program Objectives: This program will prepare individuals with the necessary skills to become qualified, proficiently trained, ethical and competent peace officers in criminal justice careers. Those who attend the Academy will be POST certified. Students who attend the Academy can continue their education at Augusta Tech after the post certification and earn a diploma or degree in Criminal Justice. High school graduation or GED is required for admission to this program.

Employment Opportunities: Graduates of the Basic Law Enforcement Technical Certificate of Credit are prepared for positions as law enforcement officers with law enforcement agencies.

Curriculum Outline

Occupational Courses, 42 credits

LETA 1010HEALTH & LIFE SAFETY FOR BLE

2

LETA 1012ETHICS & LIABILITY FOR BLE

2

LETA 1014FIREARMS TRAINING FOR BLE

4

LETA 1016EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPER FOR BLE

4

LETA 1018DEFENSIVE TACTICS FOR BLE

2

LETA 1020POLICE PATROL OPS FOR BLE

4

LETA 1022METHODS OF CRIM INVEST FOR BLE

4

LETA 1024CRIMINAL LAW FOR CRJ FOR BLE

4

LETA 1026CRIMINAL PROCEDURE FOR BLE

4

LETA 1028POLICE TRAFFIC CTRL & INV BLE

3

LETA 1030PRINC OF LAW ENFORCE FOR BLE

3

LETA 1032INTRO TO CRIM JUST FOR BLE

3

LETA 1034CONSTITUTIONAL LAW CRJ - BLE

3

ADA Compliance: Training requires the regular sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing, running, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling and involves lifting, carrying, pushing ,and pulling moderately heavy materials. Other training requires sensory ability to perceive and discriminate color or shades of color, sounds, odor, depth, texture, visual cues or signals, and the ability to communicate orally.

Notes:

  • Admissions Criteria to the Peace Officers Training Academy:

    18 years of age

    High school transcript or GED transcript

    College transcripts, if applicable

    Proof of citizenship

    ACCUPLACER test

    Successfully complete background investigation

  • Students that meet the entrance requirements to the College are provisionally admitted to the BLE TCC pending POST approval.
  • The Academy will contact eligible applicants to further assist with the applicant process. Provisionally accepted applicants will need to complete the following:

    POST Application for certification

    Background Check

    Fingerprints

    Physical Exam

    Driver History

    Oral Interview

  • The Academy sends the applicant’s completed packet to The Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council for final processing.
  • A student that is dismissed from the Academy because of academic or performance examination failure must complete an individualized remedial program assigned by the academy director before reapplying for admission into the program. After the second unsuccessful attempt to complete the coursework, the student will not be allowed to re-enter the Basic Law Enforcement TCC.
  • Employers may require a credit check, a background check, a polygraph test, a drug screen, etc., for employment in field.

Disclaimer: Students desiring to be employed in the public protection sector upon graduation must meet the requirements established by Georgia Code 35-8-8 and POST Rules 464-3-01 through 464-3-03.