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Police Science

Program Description

The Police Science associate of applied science (AAS) degree program prepares students for a successful career in law enforcement with a special focus on urban policing, diversity and criminal justice in the 21st Century. The Criminal Justice field affords a multitude of career possibilities with graduates having the capability to serve as law enforcement officers, probation and parole officers, correctional officers, and other specialties at all levels of government.

CURRENT AND FORMER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS wanting to complete a for-credit program in police science can get a head start with credit for prior learning or experience at Wichita Area Technical College (WATC).

WATC only charges a $75 one-time fee for up to 15 hours of credit for prior learning (work experience, police academy training, etc.). Other schools with similar programs are charging up to full tuition for credited prior learning hours.

Police academy courses such as Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal Law, Law Enforcement Operations and Procedures and Criminal Procedures receive credit toward a police science degree.

With a degree in police science from WATC, you’ll expand your knowledge and experience with courses in Criminal Justice Interview and Report Writing, Juvenile Delinquency and Justice, Criminal Investigation, Corrections and more.

Degree and Certificate Options
Associate of Applied Science, Police Science 68 Credit Hours
Technical Certificate, Police Science 48 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements & Additional Information

Program Checklist

Course Descriptions

Contact
4501 E. 47th Street South, Wichita, KS 67210
Turner_D (2) To get started, new students may contact:

Dalisa Turner
Admissions Counselor

Business / General Education
dturner@watc.edu
316.677.1626

Current students may contact:

Ashley Savage
Academic Coach
Business, Design, Healthcare
asavage@watc.edu
316.677.1009

Accreditation and Affiliations

WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 • Chicago, IL 60604
www.ncahlc.org • 800.621.7440

Students interested in this program are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

Mission Statement:

The Police Science program is grounded in theory, application, and community engagement to help students prepare for careers in criminal justice. The curriculum teaches students to critically analyze crime and justice issues, to combine theory with functional experience, and to apply industry best practices. Our faculty is committed to preparing students to exhibit high standards of integrity, equality, ethics, and professionalism required for practitioners of police science.

Vision Statement:

WATC will be the leading provider for the Associate of Applied Science degree in Police Science, specializing in the application of the skills required within the career, utilizing state of-the-art facilities with highly qualified faculty, and offering a competitive advantage in the hiring process for our graduates.