Contact Information

Admissions Team
admissions@inverhills.edu
Phone: 651-450-3000
Toll-free: 866-576-0689
Location: College Center

Degrees

A.S., Criminal Justice (60 credits)
A.S., Law Enforcement (64 credits)

A.S., Criminal Justice (60 credits)

Joint articulation agreement with Metropolitan State University.

Program Planning Guide a PDF document
Articulation agreements

Purpose: This course of study is designed to prepare individuals for careers in corrections, security and law enforcement, and as a transfer program for those seeks a four-year criminal justice-related degree.

Criminal Justice Curriculum (28 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
CJS 1150 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3cr
CJS 1152 Police and Community 3cr
CJS 1154 Juvenile Justice 3cr
CJS 1156 Introduction to Corrections 3cr
CJS 1158 Criminology 3cr
CJS 1160 OR
POLS 1161
Constitutional Law for CJS Professionals OR
Constitutional Law
3cr
HLTH 1130 Drug Use/Abuse 3cr
PHIL 1112 Ethics 3cr

Electives (4 credits), choose to total 4 credits:

Course Number Title Credits
ITC 1100 Introduction to Computer Science 3cr
EMS 1100 First Responder 3cr
POLS 1121 State and Local Government 3cr
PHED 1127 Physical Skills for Law Enforcement 1cr
PSYC 2250 Abnormal Psychology 3cr
CJS 1190 Co-op Education/Internship/Field Experience 4cr
Total Credits: 28

Liberal Arts Curriculum (32 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4cr
ENG 1111 Research Writing in the Disciplines 2cr
COMM 1100 OR
COMM 1110
Communications 3cr
COMM 2240 Intercultural Communications 3cr
Multiple Math or Lab Science
(See Goal 3 or 4 of MnTC)
3cr
PSYC 1101 OR
PSYC 1201
General Psychology
General Psychology with Laboratory
4cr
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 4cr
SOC 1127 Social Inequality: Race, Class, Gender 3cr
SOC 1130 Family and Society 3cr
Multiple Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature
(See Goal 6 of MnTC)
3cr
Total Credits: 32

A.S., Law Enforcement (68 credits)

Program Planning Guide a PDF document
Articulation agreements

Purpose: This program is designed to prepare individuals for a career in law enforcement. Graduates are qualified to take the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Board Licensing examination.

Program Information: The following Inver Hills courses are part of the integrated Associate in Science (A.S.) degree offered by metro area community colleges. Law Enforcement students must meet minimum selection standards under Minnesota Rule 6700.0700, Subpart 1., F. before they will be admitted into the IHCC Law Enforcement Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) Program. According to Minnesota Rule, no student may be admitted to the PPOE who has been convicted of any of the crimes listed in MN Rules 6700.0700, Subp. 1., F.

Law Enforcement Curriculum (16 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
CJS 1150 Intro to the Criminal Justice System1 3cr
CJS 1152 Police and Community1 3cr
CJS 1154 Juvenile Justice1 3cr
CJS 1160 Constitutional Law for CJS Professionals 3cr
EMS 1100 Emergency Medical Responder 3cr
PHED 1127 Skills Training 1cr

Professional Licensing Core (22 credits)2
Taken at the Law Enforcement Education Center – formal application required after completion of prerequisite coursework.

Course Number Title Credits
First semester
(academic, theory based courses)
12cr
Second semester
(practice, skills development)
10cr

Liberal Arts Curriculum (30 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
1Required for admission to the Law Enforcement Professional Licensing Core. Each course must be completed with a minimum grade of C and a cumulative GPA of 2.50.
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills1 4cr
ENG 1111 Research Writing in the Disciplines1 2cr
COMM 1100 or 1110 3cr
Math or Lab Science (See Goal 3 or 4 of MnTC) 3-4cr
PSYC 1101 OR PSYC 1201, 1215, 1220, 1230, or 21001 3-4cr
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology1 4cr
SOC 1127 Social Inequality: Race, Class, Gender1 3cr
SOC 1130 Family and Society1 3cr
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (See Goal 6 of MnTC) 3-4cr
Liberal Arts elective(s) (Restricted to MnTC courses) 0-3cr
Total Credits: 30