Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement • Credit for Training

Midland College recognizes the value of both training and experience in career fields. Individuals seeking the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Law Enforcement degree option may be awarded a total of 18 semester credit hours for the following licenses and certifications:

  • for individuals who hold a current Texas Peace Officer License:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice (credited as CJSA 1322)

  • Court Systems and Practices (credited as CJSA 1313)

  • Fundamentals of Criminal Law (credited as CJSA 1327)

  • Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement (credited as CJSA 2300)


  • for individuals who hold a current Texas Jailer License:

  • Basic Jail Course (credited as CJCR 1300 and substituted for Correctional Systems and Practices


  • for individuals who hold a current Texas Telecommunications Operator License:

  • Basic Telecommunications (credited as CJLE 1301 and used as an elective course in the degree plan)

As awarded, these courses cannot be used to satisfy the requirements for the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree option, and these courses are not intended for transfer to a university offering a baccalaureate degree in criminal justice or a related discipline.

 crij footerFor more information please contact:
Brian Kneisley
Professor of Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement Program Coordinator
Midland College
(432) 685-4685