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2013-14 College Catalog

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Police Science - A.A.S. Degree Program (Career)

Application Code 246

For curriculum information, contact the Social Sciences and Teacher Education Division–Room ST-149–443-518-1620.

The Police Science A.A.S. degree prepares graduates to function as entry-level police officers with the Howard County Police Department. The curriculum is a partnership between Howard Community College and the Howard County Police Department, and is designated specifically for recruits employed by the Howard County Police Department. Police recruits will complete 22-24 credits of required general education and 39 credits of police science courses in the Police Academy program run by the Howard County Police Department in accordance with the Maryland Police Training Commission (MPTC) standards.

General Education Core

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
SOCI-102Social Problems

3 credits

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-105Environmental Science

3 credits

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3-5

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY-126Introduction to the Internet

1 credit

HEED-106Introduction to Stress Management

1 credit

HEED-110Introduction to Personal Wellness

1 credit

HEED-112First Aid & Safety

3 credits

Required Courses Related to Major

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
CRIM-101Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credits

CRIM-110Criminal Investigation

3 credits

CRIM-120Patrol Operations

3 credits

CRIM-126Vehicle Law and Accident Investigation

3 credits

CRIM-128Emergency Vehicle Operations

3 credits

CRIM-130Police Defensive Tactics

5 credits

CRIM-132Police Arsenal and Procedures

5 credits

CRIM-190Criminal Justice Internship I

3-4 credits

CRIM-200Law Enforcement and the Community

3 credits

CRIM-201Introduction to Criminal Law

3 credits

CRIM-210Evidence and Procedure

3 credits

CFOR-120Computer Forensics Basic Concepts

1

Total Credit Hours: 61-63