Certificate of Completion in Law Enforcement Training Academy

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Law Enforcement Training Academy

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Behavioral Science and Human Services


This certificate has associated pathway maps with course sequence(s). We recommend using them as reference instead of the list below.


This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
This Certificate of Completion (CCL) is offered as an educational partnership at Mesa Community College and Rio Salado College. Students at these colleges are advised to meet with the program director, chair and/or faculty advisor. Given these are educational partnerships, they are not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

This program replaces:
CCL/5385 Law Enforcement Technology
CCL/5485 Law Enforcement Training Academy
CCL/5758N Law Enforcement Technology Academy

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Law Enforcement Training Academy is designed for students wishing to pursue a career as a law enforcement officer. The student will develop skills in eight functional areas: Introduction to Law Enforcement, Law and Legal Matters, Patrol Procedures, Traffic Control, Crime Scene Management, Community and Police Relations, Report Writing, and Police Proficiency Skills. At the conclusion of this program the student will have completed all requirements of the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AzPOST) Board standards established to certify police officers in the State of Arizona.

Admission Criteria

Must meet AzPOST minimum requirements for a law enforcement officer and meet any physical requirements by the Academy Director.

What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate the police proficiency skills that meet the standards set forth by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board.
  2. Apply the principles and processes of law and legal matters to policing.
  3. Practice professional standards of policing.
  4. Apply principles of patrol procedures to maintain best practices of contemporary policing.
  5. Synthesize relevant sources of information to prepare comprehensive police reports.
  6. Communicate orally, visually and in writing precisely, appropriately, and effectively to varied audiences.
  7. Engage in appropriate interactions with a culturally and socially diverse population.
  8. Collaborate with diverse groups to establish shared vision and effective relationships.
  9. Demonstrate proficiency in conducting practical investigations in traffic collisions, traffic direction, and impaired driver cases.
  10. Apply principles of law and best practices to criminal investigations and crime scene management.
  11. Apply aspects of mental and physical conditioning for personal safety in law enforcement activities.

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
AJS/LET280Peace Officer Certification (40) OR
AJS/LET280AAPeace Officer Certification I (20) AND
AJS/LET280ABPeace Officer Certification II (20)40

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Become a Student

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.


All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Certificate of Completion in Law Enforcement Training Academy (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=144958).

Major: 5991N
First Term: 2020 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 40
CIPS code: 43.0107
SOC codes: 33-3021.00, 33-3051.00, 33-9021.00, 33-3011.00
Initiating College:
Program Availability: - MC, RS
Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Instructional Council:
Last Updated: 02/26/2020