Legal Studies

Law enforcement

Earn a Skillset • 18 Credit Hours

Individuals who complete the Law Enforcement courses will receive a certificate of completion in the Law enforcement skillset at Mountwest.

Earn your skillset in Law Enforcement.


CJS 111 Law Enforcement Orientation                    3

CJS 122 Police Arsenal and Weapons                     3

CJS 231 Fundamentals of Criminal Law                  2

CJS 233 Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation      3

CJS 239 Criminal Evidence and Procedure              3

CJS 244 Introduction to Criminalistics                     2

CJS 248 Traffic Administration and Enforcement      2




Police and Detectives

2019 Median Pay
$65,170 per year

Number of Jobs
808,700 in 2018

Job Outlook
2018-2028 5%

Average employment.

For the most current salary information, please refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Occupational Outlook Handbook” found online at

Admission Requirements

The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Potential Employers

  • Law enforcement
  • Police
  • Private Security

Career Outlook: 5 percent job growth projected from 2018 to 2028

Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

While a continued desire for public safety is expected to result in a need for more officers, demand for employment is expected to vary depending on location, driven largely by local and state budgets. Even with crime rates falling in recent years, demand for police services to maintain and improve public safety is expected to continue.

Want to learn more about this program?
Interested in learning more about the MCTC program? Send us a message and talk to our program coordinator.
Jenna VanHoose
Off-Campus Programs Coordinator

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