ENG101 – Professional Composition (2 Credits)
This course introduces students to instruction and practice in writing the kinds of letters, memos, instructions, and reports required in the professional world of business and industry. Students will learn various forms of writing commonly used in business communications, such as emails, business letters, memorandums, reports and proposals. The course explores mechanics, organization, clarity, conciseness and other important writing elements.
GEN101 – Ageless Skills for Successful Distance Learning (2 Credits)
Course topics include goal setting and working with personal motivation, understanding and using college resources, developing efficient study habits, making the most of personal learning styles, and how best to manage time and reduce personal stress levels.
POL101 – Purpose Policing (3 Credits)
In depth study into the purpose of the call in police work with success based on the understanding that God uses police officers for His purpose. This course will demand you to delve into your spirit and understand purpose in the call to serve. Student will also gain insight on 21st Century Policing Pillar One: Building Trust and Legitimacy – Building trust and nurturing legitimacy on both sides of the police/citizen divide is the foundational principle underlying the nature of relations between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.
COM101 – Conflict Resolution/Negotiation (2 Credits)
This course will explore methods for dealing with intrapersonal, interpersonal and group conflict. Students will investigate and apply the theoretical and practical aspects of situation assessment, conflict management, negotiation, and mediation, giving them opportunities to improve their communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
POL102 – Answering the Call to Serve (3 Credits)
Course will provide the student a deeper understanding of the call from God and how He chooses people to serve in specific assignments. Student will better understand and prepare to make a change and focus on a new career.
POL103 – Spiritual/Mental Preparation (3 Credits)
Student will receive an in-depth study of the necessary mindset to succeed as a police professional. Understanding the spiritual realm to create a ballistic mindset for the battle zone of the mind in the beginning stages and beyond for aspiring police officers. Course will require student to reflect on personal experiences and share with others in a group discussion board.
COM201 – Fundamentals of Speech Communication (2 Credits)
Introduces basic concepts, theories, and principles of oral communication applied to speaking situations. Develops competence in oral communication through performance and critical analysis of student skills in a variety of speaking formats. Audience analysis, content discovery, communication strategies, arrangement of ideas, use of evidence and reasoning to support claims, language and style, voice and other delivery skills and ethical considerations are covered.
LDR101 – Foundations of Leadership (2 Credits)
In this course students will become familiar with different ways of exercising leadership, their own strengths and weaknesses, and how they can best work with others in a leadership context. This course offers a comprehensive review of contemporary issues and perspectives on leadership, including multidisciplinary and systems-oriented approaches as well as classic theory, moving to the examination of evolving contemporary beliefs. The emphasis is on application of concepts in actual leadership settings and situations.
POL201 – Career Character (3 Credits)
Course is second level study of being disciplined through God in order to sustain good character for future career goals. Prior to entering the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program, a self-assessment must be undertaken by the prospective candidate. The candidate should evaluate their present life to include decisions they have made that have adverse consequences. Student will better understand police background requirements. Student will be required to complete North Carolina Criminal Justice Training & Standards mock background investigation for successful completion of this course.
LAW101 – Criminal Law Components (2 Credits)
Introduces students to various criminal laws of North Carolina. This course will allow student to better understand crime elements and application of laws.
LDR201 – Leading through Empowerment (2 Credits)
Introduces student to effective leadership by developing others to excel through encouragement and delegation. Student will learn the benefits of empowerment through proven strategies.
POL202 – Community Youth (3 Credits)
Introduces students to risk factors and other social causes of youth crime. Students will better understand current youth trends, strategies, and resources available to enhance youth success in the community. Requires community service projects.
LAW201 – Constitutional Law (3 Credits)
Introduces student to components of the American Constitution with relationship to criminal law application.
SOC101 – Community Dynamics & Ethics (2 Credits)
Introduces students to the concepts and strategies associated with community relationships and ethical behavior. Student will also gain insight on 21st Century Policing Pillar Four: Community Policing & Crime Reduction, which focuses on the importance of community policing as a guiding philosophy for all stakeholders.
SOC201 – Cultural Diversity (2 Credits)
Introduces student to cultural understanding of different communities for effective policing. Student will be required to participate in field exercises and projects.
FIN101 – Financial Responsibility (2 Credits)
Introduces student to basic finance principles and money management with practical application. Primary areas of study include creating and managing a personal budget, understanding and paying taxes, working with financial institutions, wise use of credit cards and consumer loans, financing automobiles and homes, and the use of insurance for protecting one’s family and property.
LDR301 – Law Enforcement Leadership Principles (2 Credits)
This course prepares students to apply leadership principles specific to the law enforcement industry. Students will learn about the relationship between law enforcement agencies, police officers and community citizens. Other topics include organizational culture, group behavior, motivation, power, politics, and organizational change specific to law enforcement.
POL301 – Small Town Policing (3 Credits)
Introduces student to effective methods and strategies of policing in small town environments. Requires community service projects.
POL302 – Police Family Foundation (3 Credits)
In depth study of strategies to maintain spiritual, healthy relationship with a spouse, significant other or friend will provide you with a way to evenly distribute the weight bearing of problems and challenges associated with the police profession. Numerous applications to a variety of situations are explored.
POL303 – Effective Problem Solving, Teamwork, and Collaboration (2 Credits)
Introduces student to the police officer role in identifying, analyzing, assessing and application of individual and teamwork effective problem-solving components and collaboration techniques. Requires community service projects.
POL401 – BLET/Police Academy Staff Expectations (3 Credits)
Course covers in depth study of Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Coordinator and instructors’ expectations of BLET students through the spiritual application of leadership dynamics through hierarchical order.
POL402 – BLET/Police Academy Discipline (3 Credits)
A study of Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) structured environment through discipline and etiquette concepts for adaptation in a paramilitary organization. Practical exercises may be given.
POL403 – BLET/Police Academy Academic Preparation (3 Credits)
Academic expectations and demands of the Basic Law Enforcement training (BLET) program. Student will receive insight and strategies to enhance academic success in the BLET program. This course will require student to demonstrate competency and proficiency through scheduled assignments and exercises.
POL404 – BLET/Police Academy Fitness Preparation II (3 Credits)
Introduces student to physical fitness expectations and requirements of the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program. Student will receive insight and strategies to enhance fitness success in the BLET program. This course necessitates student to demonstrate proficiency through scheduled assignments, assessments and exercises. The student will also gain insight on 21st Century Policing Pillar Six: Officer Wellness & Safety. The wellness and safety of law enforcement officers is critical not only for the officers, their colleagues, and their agencies but also to public safety.