Law Enforcement (ATSLE)

Law Enforcement (ATSLE)

The Associate of Technical Studies degree program in Law Enforcement is for individuals currently working in law enforcement who want to qualify for advancement within their field. The ATSLE provides an opportunity for certified Ohio police/peace officers to obtain an associate’s degree.

To enroll in this program, students must have a certificate in basic peace officer training issued by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy or equivalent state/federal law enforcement training. The OPOTA certificate is equivalent to 16 credit hours toward the associate’s degree. Training must be approved by the Program Chair.

For more information, please contact the Health and Public Safety Division at (513) 569-1670.

Law Enforcement (ATSLE)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
PST 150Law Enforcement Studies: Advanced Standing ( T) 16016
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
Semester 2  
MAT 130Intermediate Algebra for Statistics ( G) 324
SOC 105Introduction to Sociology ( T) 303
CULT 105Issues in Human Diversity ( B) 303
COMM 110Public Speaking ( B) 303
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
Semester 3  
MGT 101Principles of Management ( B) 303
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology ( G) 303
ACC 101Financial Accounting ( T) 223
MGT 105Human Resource Management ( B) 303
Semester 4  
PHI 110Ethics ( G) 303
LBR 105Introduction to Labor and Employee Relations ( B) 303
ACC 102Managerial Accounting ( T) 223
MGT 220Leadership ( T) 303
MGT 110Employee Compensation and Benefits ( T) 303
Total Credits:  60663

Electives

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Topics in Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3

Courses

PST 100 Introduction to Emergency Management
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on professionalism and ethics in the safety and security career fields. Topics include: risk assessment, mitigation, and response; disaster recovery; preparedness; and communications.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 or appropriate placement test score
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PST 110 Introduction to Homeland Security
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on key principles of emergency management and their relationship to homeland security. .
Prerequisites: None
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PST 115 Introduction to Terrorist Groups
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on the history, motivation, and activities of terrorists. Topics include: how terrorist groups and individuals evolve, and how governments respond to terrorist events.
Prerequisites: None
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PST 120 Intelligence Analysis and Security Management
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on key principles of physical security. Topics include: passive detection systems; assessing risk; understanding rules of evidence and testifying in court; and using tools such as link analysis, event flow diagrams, and visual intelligence analysis diagrams.
Prerequisites: None
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PST 125 Public Safety Contingency Planning
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on techniques for developing continuity of operations plans (COOP), continuity of government plans (COG), and event and community hazard plans.
Prerequisites: PST 110
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PST 130 Public Safety Communication Practices
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on techniques for communication with employees, the community, and the media during a crisis event.
Prerequisites: None
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PST 135 Disaster Preparedness for Healthcare Workers
2 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on disaster preparedness, incident command, and risks and hazards as related to the healthcare worker.
Prerequisites: None
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PST 140 Public Safety Telecommunicator
3 Credits. 6 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on the role of the telecommunicator. Topics include: information gathering, call classification and prioritization, responding to calls, equipment, records management, functioning under the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and professional ethics.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 or appropriate placement test score
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PST 145 Emergency Medical Dispatcher
2 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on the responsibilities of the emergency medical dispatcher. Topics include: assessing and prioritizing emergency calls, dispatching the appropriate response, and giving callers appropriate instructions until the responding EMS unit arrives.
Prerequisites: PST 140
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PST 150 Law Enforcement Studies: Advanced Standi
16 Credits. 16 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

Students may receive up to 16 semester credit hours for successful completion of the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training or equivalent state/federal law enforcement training. Approval of training by the ATS-Law Enforcement Program Chair is required.
Prerequisites: Program Chair consent
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Instructor Consent Required

PST 198 First Year Special Topics in Public Safety Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Public Safety Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: None
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PST 199 First Year Independent Project in Public Safety Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Public Safety Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Public Safety Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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PST 200 Healthcare Security
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on healthcare security programs. Topics include: preventing accidents and injuries, fire safety, and crisis intervention.
Prerequisites: PST 120
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PST 205 Transportation Security
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on providing security for various modes of transportation and transportation facilities. Topics include: airports, railroads, ports, trucking, and pipelines.
Prerequisites: None
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PST 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Public Safety Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seekin an associate's degree participate in their first full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfatory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: PST 100 (minimum grade C)
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Instructor Consent Required

PST 292 Part-Time Internship 1: Public Safety Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in a part-time unpaid field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit.
Prerequisites: PST 100 (minimum grade C)
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PST 294 Full Time Internship 1: Public Safety Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in a full-time unpaid field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: PST 100 (minimum grade C)
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PST 298 Second Year Special Topics in Public Safety Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Public Safety Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: None
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PST 299 Second Year Independent Project in Public Safety Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Public Safety Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Public Safety Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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Faculty

Program Chair/Advisor

Professor William Mehbod, BS, EMT-P
william.mehbod@cincinnatistate.edu