Ohio University

Associate in Applied Science-Law Enforcement Technology

The Law Enforcement Technology (LET) 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.

Online option

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. Online students should contact the LET Program Coordinator for further information on the online option.

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, but 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.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission, a student must be a high school graduate or GED recipient.

Financial Resources

Students are eligible for many different financial aid resources including:

  • Federal Grants and Loans
  • Ohio University Scholarships
  • State Grants and Loans

To begin the process, apply for financial aid by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

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.

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

The LET program offers opportunities for careers in many levels of government and the private sector including:

  • 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

More information

Find additional information on the Law Enforcement Technology (A.A.S.) major in the Ohio University Undergraduate Course Catalog.


Jim McKean, PhD
Associate Professor
Law Enforcement Technology Program Coordinator