Law Enforcement Officer

Business and Public Service Careers

About the Career

Law enforcementĀ careers can encompass a variety of jobs and typically welcome people with an interest in law enforcement, criminology, sociology, political science, psychology or social work. The employment possibilities within the traditional police, courts and corrections areas are being expanded with opportunities in private business. People often depend on law enforcement professionals and criminal justice professionals to protect their lives and property. These professionals, some of whom are state or federal special agents or inspectors, perform these duties in a variety of ways, depending on the size and type of their organization. In most jurisdictions, they are expected to exercise authority when necessary, whether on or off duty.

Academic Programs

Criminal Justice Technology

The Criminal Justice program prepares students for employment in the areas of law enforcement, correctional services, the courts, private security and juvenile services.

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Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Certificate provides an introduction to the concepts, theories and processes of the American criminal justice system.

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Academic students are taking courses for credit toward a degree, certificate, or diploma. They can earn a degree, certificate, or diploma at MTC or transfer to another school to complete their studies. Academic students must apply to and enroll at the college.

Academic Programs


Training students—sometimes called "Continuing Education" students—can take individual courses or earn certificates and certifications. They don't have to apply to the college; they can register directly for classes. Training courses don't earn college credit or transfer to other institutions.

Training Programs