Arapahoe Community College

2015-2016 Catalog

Law Enforcement Academy Certificate


CIP 430107 (LEA)

The Law Enforcement Academy is a P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certified program accredited through the Colorado P.O.S.T. Board. The Law Enforcement Academy is basic training for law enforcement officers and enables graduates to take the P.O.S.T. certification test to become certified as peace officers in Colorado. The ACC Academy program consists of 40 semester credit hours consisting of 700+ contact hours involving lecture, practical exercises, skills training and fitness. This program exceeds the hours required by P.O.S.T. for a Basic Law Enforcement Academy and includes the P.O.S.T. written exam following graduation.

Students must possess current CPR and First Aid Certifications (included in the program) in order to sit for the P.O.S.T. exam. Due to the Intensity and format of the classes in the academy no electives are required or recommended during the Academy program.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College

The Law Enforcement Academy requires an additional application process, including but not limited to:

  • a personal advising interview with a member of the Academy staff
  • a criminal background check prior to acceptance and enrollment
  • A High School Diploma, G.E.D or equivalent
  • Current and valid Colorado driver's license.
  • ENG 121 or higher or equivalent ACCUPLACER score
  • Ability to legally possess firearms
  • No criminal history of any Felonies or any Misdemeanor specified in 24-31-305(1.5) (b) through (h), C.R.S.

For more information, please contact the Law Enforcement Academy Program in Room N1170 or at 303.797.5793.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

(40 credit hours)

LEA 101

Basic Law Enforcement Academy I


LEA 102

Basic Law Enforcement Academy II


LEA 103

Basic Law Enforcement Academy III


LEA 104

Basic Law Enforcement Academy IV


LEA 105

Basic Law


LEA 106

Arrest Control Techniques


LEA 107

Law Enforcement Driving


LEA 108



PED 110

Life Fitness/Fitness Center


PED 102

Weight Training I



40 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • All courses in the academy must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

"Information regarding occupations, completion rates, placement rates, program costs and median loan debt may be found at"

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