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Program Focus

The Law Enforcement Associate in Science degree is intended for students intending to pursue a bachelor's degree upon completion. The program consists of 38 technical law enforcement credits and 30 general education credits chosen from at least six of the ten Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal areas.

Upon successful completion of the AS program, students become eligible to take the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) licensing exam and seek employment. Students interested in pursuing a law enforcement career rather than continuing their education following graduation are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Law Enforcement Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree.


Completion of the AS degree provides for a seamless transfer of credits to a wide variety of public and private colleges and universities. Since transferring credits involves approval from the "receiving" institution, it is important to investigate and plan for transfer. ATCC is prepared to work with students as they address transfer issues.

This degree has articulation agreements with: Herzing University and University of Mary. Please visit Minnesota Transfer for the most current articulation agreement information at