Certificate in Federal Law Enforcement

This course of study teaches skills and concepts related to federal law enforcement. Topics include job opportunities, basic tools of the trade, and the development of critical thinking skills. Federal law enforcement is an essential component of our society and is the federal branch of law enforcement necessary to seek truth and protect the innocent. This certificate provides a foundation for those interested in exploring or seeking work in federal law enforcement.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Identify skills used in law federal enforcement.
  • Describe the scope and dynamics of the ethical, procedural and statutory aspects of federal law enforcement including civil rights issues.
  • Develop and explain strategies for federal law enforcement within statutory, regulatory or organizational guidelines.
  • Describe different areas in federal law enforcement and qualifications for employment.
  • Explain the role and importance of federal law enforcement in society today.

Class Requirements


CRJS 160          Introduction to Federal Law

Enforcement (3)

CRJS 260          Federal Tactical Operations (3)

CRJS 265          Critical Thinking in Federal (3)

Law Enforcement

CRJS 133          Introduction to Cybercrime (3)

CRJS 232          Crime Profiling (3)


Health and Wellness (1 hr.)

NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.


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