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Campus: Larimer Campus

Peace Officers Standards & Training Certificate

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. This program functions as cohorts starting fall and spring semester of each academic year. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Program Director or Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one semester Certificate in Peace Officers Standards & Training and enter the workforce. Students explore police and law enforcement academy, basic law, arrest control, driving, and firearms. It prepares students currently sponsored or endorsed by a law enforcement agency with approved Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) curriculum. FRCC is a Colorado POST-Approved Basic Academy. Attendance is limited to individuals sponsored or endorsed by a law enforcement agency. The FRCC Law Enforcement Academy provides POST certification and an education which prepares the cadet for a career as a member of the law enforcement profession and meet the needs of agencies in the Northern Colorado region. To enroll in this program, students must be employed, sponsored, or endorsed by a participating law enforcement agency.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
LEA 101Basic Police Academy I

6

LEA 102Basic Police Academy II

12

LEA 103Basic Law Enforcement Academy III

2

LEA 104Basic Law Enforcement Academy IV

1

LEA 105Basic Law

8

LEA 106Arrest Control Techniques

3

LEA 107Law Enforcement Driving

3

LEA 108Firearms

3

LEA 140Wellness for Law Enforcement

1

Total Credit Hours:39

Total Credit Hours: 39