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2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law Enforcement Academy Certificate - Academic Plan

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The Law Enforcement Academy is a P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certified program accredited through the Colorado P.O.S.T. Board. The Law Enforcement Academy is basic training for law enforcement officers and enables graduates to take the P.O.S.T. certification test to become certified as peace officers in Colorado. The ACC Academy program consists of 40 semester credit hours consisting of 700+ contact hours involving lecture, practical exercises, skills training and fitness. This program exceeds the hours required by P.O.S.T. for a Basic Law Enforcement Academy and includes the P.O.S.T. written exam following graduation. Students must possess current CPR and First Aid Certifications (included in the program) in order to sit for the P.O.S.T. exam. Due to the Intensity and format of the classes in the academy no electives are required or recommended during the Academy program

Course Availability

Total Credits = 40

Required Courses - Major Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
LEA 1001   - Basic Police Academy I 6 No Yes Yes No
LEA 1002   - Basic Police Academy II 12 No Yes Yes No
LEA 1003   - Basic Law Enforcement Academy III 2 No Yes Yes No
LEA 1004   - Basic Law Enforcement Academy IV 1 No Yes Yes No
LEA 1005   - Basic Law 8 No Yes Yes No
LEA 1006   - Arrest Control Techniques 3 No Yes Yes No
LEA 1007   - Law Enforcement Driving 3 No Yes Yes No
LEA 1008   - Firearms 3 No Yes Yes No
PED 1002   - Weight Training 1 No Yes Yes No
PED 1010   - Fitness Center Activity 1 No Yes Yes No


Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track)

Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time Track)


  • Recommended Course Sequence is not indicative of the course of the law enforcement academy. The program of all the above hours is contained in only one semester for the full-time academy students, either Fall or Spring. Typically we have two full-time academies in the fall and two in the spring. There is also one part-time academy that begins in the fall and finishes in the spring semester, also for the forty credit hours, with 19 credits awarded in the fall and 21 in the spring. 
  • The Law Enforcement Academy requires an additional application process. For more information please contact the Law Enforcement Academy Program in Room N1170 or at 303.797.5793.

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