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Career and Educational Pathways for Law Enforcement Professionals

South Texas College offers credit for the training and experience you already have, giving you a great headstart toward a degree!

Upon successful completion of 2 specific courses, you'll receive additional escrow credits to be used toward our Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement.

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Find out how you can turn your training into college credits:
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Why Choose STC?

Affordable Tuition

At STC we've built a reputation for low tuition rates while prioritizing our quality of instruction.

Earned Credit

You've put in the time and energy to get where you are - now you can earn college credit for it.

Tuition Assistance

Take advantage of your employer’s tuition reimbursement plan. We’ll work with you to make your education more affordable.

Experience Flexibility

How to Apply

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  1. Apply

    Become a student at South Texas College by completing the application at ApplyTexas.org.

  2. Transcripts

    Contact your previous school(s) to send your official transcript(s) to South Texas College Office of Admissions and Records P.O. BOX 9701, McAllen, TX 78502-9701.

    Your professional transcript (e.g. U.S. Border Patrol Integrated Academy Transcript, FLETC, or TCOLE) is also required to receive escrow credits. Please submit to admissions@southtexascollege.edu.

  3. TSI Exam

    You should meet the required TSI standards before taking college courses. You may be exempt from providing TSI scores if you:

    • have previous college-level coursework
    • are honorably discharged, retired or released from active duty as a member of the armed forces or the Texas National Guard or service as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces. DD214 or NGB22 form required.

    See the academic catalog for more testing details and exemptions.

Advising

Meet with an advisor at Pecan Campus, Mid-Valley Campus or Starr County Campus. You can even get online advising by contacting advising@southtexascollege.edu.

Register

You will register for courses using the JagNet online system. Once you have submitted the appropriate documentation we will provide you with your JagNet login details. Your advisor will help you determine which classes you should register for.

Educational Pathways

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Border Patrol Training Program

South Texas College’s degree track builds upon the Border Patrol Officer’s skills by enhancing their knowledge on a broad variety of subjects including local and state law enforcement, and Issues in Leadership

U.S. Border Patrol Integrated Academy Certification Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership
Block of 17 Escrowed Credit Hours to be applied to Associate Degree in Law Enforcement Block of 22 Credit Hours transferred from Level 1 Block of 60 Credit Hours transferred from Level 2
CJSA 1348 and CJLE 1249 STC Required Courses STC Required Courses
22 Credits 60 Credits 120 Credits

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U.S. CBP Field Operations Training Course

South Texas College’s degree track builds upon the Field Operations officer’s skills by enhancing their knowledge on a broad variety of subjects including Crime Scene Investigation, and Issues in Leadership

U.S. CBP Field Operations Certification Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership
Block of 12 Escrowed Credit Hours to be applied to Associate Degree in Law Enforcement Block of 17 Credit Hours transferred from Level 1 Block of 60 Credit Hours transferred from Level 2
CJSA 1348 and CJLE 1249 STC Required Courses STC Required Courses
17 Credits 60 Credits 120 Credits

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Criminal Investigator Training Program

South Texas College’s degree track builds upon the Criminal Investigator’s skills by enhancing their knowledge on a broad variety of subjects including Vice and Narcotics, and Issues in Leadership.

Criminal Investigator Training Certificate Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership
Block of 6 Escrowed Credit Hours to be applied to Associate Degree in Law Enforcement Block of 11 Credit Hours transferred from Level 1 Block of 60 Credit Hours transferred from Level 2
CJSA 1348 and CJLE 1249 STC Required Courses STC Required Courses
11 Credits 60 Credits 120 Credits

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Land Management Police Training Program

South Texas College’s degree track builds upon the Land Management Officer’s skills by enhancing their knowledge on a broad variety of subjects including Crime Scene Investigation and Issues in Leadership.

Land Management Police Training Certificate Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership
Block of 9 Escrowed Credit Hours to be applied to Associate Degree in Law Enforcement Block of 14 Credit Hours transferred from Level 1 Block of 60 Credit Hours transferred from Level 2
CJSA 1348 and CJLE 1249 STC Required Courses STC Required Courses
14 Credits 60 Credits 120 Credits

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Uniformed Police Training Program

South Texas College’s degree track builds upon the Uniformed Police Officer’s skills by enhancing their knowledge on a broad variety of subjects including Criminal Law, and Issues in Leadership.

Uniformed Police Training Certificate Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership
Block of 6 Escrowed Credit Hours to be applied to Associate Degree in Law Enforcement Block of 11 Credit Hours transferred from Level 1 Block of 60 Credit Hours transferred from Level 2
CJSA 1348 and CJLE 1249 STC Required Courses STC Required Courses
11 Credits 60 Credits 120 Credits

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Basic Peace Officer Certificate

South Texas College’s police academy prepare students for the peace officer certifications according to the standards from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education. Students will learn the role and responsibilities of a law enforcement officer and become knowledgeable in Texas Criminal and Traffic law.

Basic Peace Officer Certificate Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership
Block of 23 Escrowed Credit Hours to be applied to Associate Degree in Law Enforcement Block of 28 Credit Hours transferred from Level 1 Block of 60 Credit Hours transferred from Level 2
CJSA 1348 and CJLE 1249 STC Required Courses STC Required Courses
28 Credits 60 Credits 120 Credits

Contact Us

For Admissions Information:

Maricruz Hinojosa

Admissions Contact

956-872-6749
Email: mhinojosa

For Law Enforcement Program:

Robert Vela

Law Enforcement Program Chair

956-872-4203
Email: rvela


Find out how you can turn your training into college credits:
Request Details How to Apply