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Law Enforcement Professional Track

Criminal Justice Professional Track (CRJ.PROF.AAS)

The Criminal Justice Professional Track degree program is designed for currently employed sworn law enforcement professionals with a minimum of three years full time experience or equivalent.  Individuals seeking a degree in this program must be Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission certified or an approved equivalent such as successful completion of the Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper Academy.

Those individuals who meet these requirements, and take or have taken at least one college class from Columbus State will be granted equivalency credit totaling 23 semester hours of the 68 required semester degree hours for the Academy I, II, III, and IV courses.

The remaining technical courses in the degree focus on developing student skills for future police management positions at their respective agencies.