Train with former and current law enforcement professionals and gain practical experience for a range of criminal justice careers. Choose from classes that are online, on-campus or both.

Completion Award
Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences
Length of Study
90 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring
Online, On Campus

  1. Describe how the history and evolution of the role of law enforcement in the United States affects community attitudes and beliefs.
  2. Break down real life law enforcement scenarios, describing the extent to which laws were enforced fairly, equitably, and ethically.
  3. Generate questions to conduct a thorough investigation that build on available information, are appropriate to the situation, and demonstrate active listening.
  4. Describe ways that law enforcement can build trust and relationships with the community.
In addition to the outcomes above, students will gain the skills and knowledge included in Shoreline Student Learning Outcomes (SSLOs): Communication, Critical Thinking, Equity & Social Justice, Information Literacy, and Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning.

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The employment outlook is very good with job growth expected to continue over the next decade. Successful employment in many positions - particularly law enforcement positions - is dependent upon passing competitive entrance examinations, meeting various medical requirements and passing background investigations. Good performance and additional training can enhance opportunities for advancement.

Potential employers include: Graduates can be employed by municipal, county, state or federal law enforcement, juvenile and adult correction facilities, private and corporate security/investigation firms.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $145.17  $245.71  $339.54 $162.51
5 credits $673.85  $1,176.57  $1,645.70  $760.55
12 credits (full-time) $1,462.52  $2,476.40 $3,422.10  $1,637.76
15 credits $1,641.05 $2,667.59  $3,624.45 $1,819.05

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

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