Skip to: Main Content Search Main Navigation Audience Navigation
 
Apply Now For Next Semester
Advising & Registration
Bobcat Blitz - OUC
Open House Fridays
Send Me Information
Register For Classes
Search Current OHIO Chillicothe Course Offerings
Visit the OHIO Chillicothe Campus
OUC College Credit Plus
OUC Student Success Center
OUC Testing Center
OUC Class Cancelations

LAW ENFORCEMENT TECHNOLOGY (LET)

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE


The Law Enforcement Technology program is designed for in-service law enforcement personnel and those seeking a career in law enforcement. The program provides professional training and credit, which may be applied toward a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at OHIO.

 

Law Enforcement Technology Printable Program Brochure


 

ONLINE LET PROGRAM

The LET program is available in an online format for individuals already in a career, or other students desiring schedule flexibility. Students complete their LET core courses as well as the courses required for the LET Management or Corrections Management specialty areas fully online. General education support courses are also available in an online delivery. Students may NOT mix track courses. Online students should contact the LET Program Coordinator for further information on the online option.

 

 

SOUTHERN OHIO POLICE TRAINING INSTITUTE (SOPTI)

SOPTI offers a diverse selection of continuing education courses in addition to the Basic Academy, leading to Ohio Peace Officer Certification. Students in the Basic Academy may earn up to 15 credit hours toward the Law Enforcement Technology academic degree.

 

 

COURSE OF STUDY

The LET program curriculum may be pursued on either a full-time or part-time basis with day and evening classes available. Students typically start fall semester, buy may enter the program at any point during the academic calendar. Full-time students should take 15 or more credit hours per semester. Part-time students may pursue a specialty degree track in Law Enforcement Management or Corrections Management at a rate they desire, however, a minimum of seven credit hours of course work each semester is recommended. Students completing the degree requirements will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement Technology.

 

 

LET FACILITIES

The LET program has access to an eight-acre outdoor Emergency Response Training Center complex complete with training stations, law enforcement vehicles, and a physical endurance/obstacle course. In addition, mock crime, a forensic laboratory, and a specialized training room are housed in the LET/Criminal Justice Section of the Technology and Business Development Center to enable students to practice their newly acquired skills.

 

 

LOCATION

Many classes are held in the Technology and Business Development Center, which is located on the east side of the Chillicothe campus. The bulk of LET courses are available online.

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for admission, a student must be a high school graduate or GED recipient. Students not meeting these requirements should contact the Admissions Office at OHIO Chillicothe for further information concerning admission. Students completing the degree requirements will earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Law Enforcement Technology.

 

 

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Students are eligible for many different financial aid resources. These include:

➢  Federal Grants and Loans

➢  Ohio University Scholarships

➢  State Grants and Loans
 

To begin the process, you should apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.gov as soon as possible. For OHIO Chillicothe, use the University Federal School Code: 003100 and 003102.

 

For more information about the financial aid process, contact our Financial Aid Office at (740) 774-7289 or toll free at (877) GO-2-OUCH.

 

 

GENERAL EDUCATION

OHIO believes that, as an educated person, you need certain intellectual skills in order to participate effectively in society. These include: the ability to communicate through the written word, the ability to use quantitative or symbolic reasoning, and broad knowledge of the major fields of learning. Therefore, students must take general education courses to complete a degree.

 

 

ADVISING FAQS AND IMPORTANT FORMS
Suggested Program Template

This is a sample template to complete the degree in two years. In addition to the major requirements, you must meet university general education requirements of Tier II courses: a minimum of 21 semester hours of TIER II courses that are spread out in the six categories. You will need to take advantage of summer course offerings for some Tier II courses so that your load during regular semesters is lightened.


Tentative Semester Planner Information

SUBJECT - COURSE NAMES  

SEMESTER 1  
LET 1000 Introduction to Law Enforcement Technology
LET 1050 Ethics & Legal Issues
ENG 1510 Writing and Rhetoric 1
MATH 1090 Consumer Mathematics  
 or  
MATH 1200 College Algebra Tier I  
CTCH 1250 Introduction to Computers  
 or  
OTEC 1010 Fundamentals of Information Technology


SEMESTER 2
LET 1100 Police Roles in Crime and Delinquency
LET 1200 Constitutional & Criminal Law
SOC 1000 Intro to Sociology  
PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology  
COMS 1030 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
 or  
COMS 1100 Communication Among Cultures

 

SEMESTER 3
LET 1450 Criminalistics  
LET 1350 Introduction to Corrections
LET 2000 Procedures, Rules, and Test of Evidence  
LET 1550 Management of a Correctional Crisis
LET 2450 Police Leadership
LET 2250 Correction Management & Supervision  
SOC 2000 Contemporary Social Problems
POLS 1010 Politics in the US  
 or  
POLS 1500 Themes in Global Politics
#### XXXX Elective - Activity Requirement

 

SEMESTER 4
LET 2600 Multicultural Policing  
LET 2650 Intro to Criminal Investigation  
LET 2050 Intro to Legal Issues in Corrections  
#### XXXX LET Technical Elective  
#### XXXX LET Technical Elective 
POLS 3200 Urban Politics
 or  
LET 2908 Terrorism & Homeland Security
#### XXXX Elective - Activity Requirement

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE CREDIT

Opportunities exist for students interested in the LET program to apply their previous, relevant work experiences and completed certifications towards college credit.

 

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES UPON GRADUATION

The LET program offers opportunity for careers in many levels of government: These include:

➢  Federal - CIA, US Secret Service, IRS, Military Police, Border Patrol
➢  State - State police, highway patrol, fish and wildlife agencies, crime laboratories,

narcotics bureaus

➢  Local - Local Police and Sheriff’s Departments
➢  Corrections - Probation Officer, parole officer, prison security officer, juvenile court

officer

➢  Private - Plant/Industrial Security, Insurance investigator, retail store security, private

security, private investigation

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Jim McKean, PhD

Associate Professor
Program Coordinator
Law Enforcement Technology
Technology and Business Development Center
T: 740.774.7708
F: 740.774.7214
mckean@ohio.edu

 

 

Information about the Faculty

Jim McKean
Associate Professor / Program Coordinator LET
Technology & Business Development Center 129
T: 740.774.7708
mckean@ohio.edu
Sonja Rawn
Assistant Professor
Technology & Business Development Center 108
T: 740.774.7764
rawn@ohio.edu
Jonna Depugh
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 122
T: 740.774.7293
depughj@ohio.edu
Ron Edwards
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
edward2@ohio.edu
Keith Hall
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 240
hallk5@ohio.edu
Ralph Harvey, Jr.
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
harveyr2@ohio.edu
Todd Hurley
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
hurleyt@ohio.edu
Stephens Larry
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
stephel1@ohio.edu
Robert Markowski
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
markowsk@ohio.edu
Richard Mayer
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
mayerr@ohio.edu
Terri Mikesh
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
mikesh@ohio.edu
Matthew Stuntebeck
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
stuntebeck@ohio.edu
Kevin Teaford
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
teafordk@ohio.edu