Criminal Justice — Law Enforcement with Police Academy

Program Information

Program Code: 
Degree Type: 
Associate in Arts
Year Established: 
Social Science - (313) 845-9625 -

This Associate in Arts degree program in Law Enforcement is concerned with the preservation of peace, the prevention of crime, and the protection of life and property.

The program is designed to prepare students for employment in law enforcement positions requiring both an Associate Degree and Michigan Commission on law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certification. Henry Ford Community College students may complete the associate degree by completing coursework at HFCC, then transfer to the Police Academy at Schoolcraft College for the final component of the program. HFCC issues the degree.

Career Opportunities: 
  • Federal Law Enforcement
  • Law School
  • Police Officer
  • Private Industry
  • State Law Enforcement

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612,, Learning Resource Center). Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

Program Requirements

Program Duration Limits / Updates / Changes: 

The representatives of Schoolcraft College and Henry Ford Community College agree to the terms of this agreement, which will be for an initial period of three (3) years. Students who began the program prior to the effective period may use this agreement to the extent that the curriculum followed is consistent with the agreement.

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
60 (Including Options/Electives)

Required Core Courses

CRJ 287 fulfills the HFCC Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement with Police Academy Associate in Art degree course requirements for CRJ 132, CRJ 134, CRJ 135, CRJ 252, and HPE 142.

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Arts Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Arts degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education when applicable.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.