2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Mar 03, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Training Academy, AAS



This degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Training Academy (LETA) prepares students for a career as a peace officer with Nevada law enforcement agencies, as prescribed by the State of Nevada, Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST). Testing methodology is structured for an active learning environment which includes written examinations, interactive scenarios, and examination of case studies. Applicants must pass a written examination, oral interview, physical agility test, physical examination, psychological examination, polygraph examination, and possess both a Nevada permit to carry a concealed weapon, as well as a Nevada state driver’s license. Students accepted into the Academy are required to pay a $375.00 program fee.


Academic Map: AAS Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Training Academy  


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Employ oral and written communication skills as required by individual law enforcement agencies.
  2. Distinguish among the Nevada Revised Statutes and propose the appropriate circumstances for charging specific criminal statutes.
  3. Interpret the U.S. Constitution, Nevada Law, and case law as it relates to specific search and seizure issues.
  4. Employ proper firing techniques in use of firearms.
  5. Demonstrate the prescribed use of force in defensive tactics and arrest procedures.
  6. Acquire proficiency in physical agility activities as indicated in Nevada POST state regulations.

General Education Requirements



Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

English Composition (3-5 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Communications (3 Credits)

Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)

  • any AM prefix course
  • or  any ANTH prefix course (except ANTH 102 and ANTH 110L)
  • or  any ART prefix course
  • or  any COM prefix course
  • or  
  • or  any ECON prefix course
  • or   or above
  • or  
  • or  any HIST prefix course
  • or  any MUS prefix course (except MUS 100)
  • or  any PHIL prefix course
  • or  any PSC prefix course
  • or  any PSY prefix course
  • or  any SOC prefix course
  • or  any THTR prefix course (except 275)
  • or  
  • or  World Languages 101B or above (this includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)