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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.

Accessible

Our online classes can be accessed any time, anywhere, so you can get your education where and when you need it.

How to Apply

Get Started

  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, TCOLE, or Joint Services Transcript) 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 meet one of the following:

    • 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.
    • are a student who is  serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States, the Texas National Guard, or as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States and has been serving for at least three years preceding enrollment.

    See the academic catalog for more testing details and exemptions.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

Basic Peace Officer Certificate Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Bachelor’s Degree (BAT-CIT, BAT-TMGT, BAT-MHSM, BAS-ORGL)
Block of 23 Escrowed Credit Hours to be applied to Associate Degree in Law Enforcement

Block of 28 Credit Hours transferred from Certification

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Block of 60 Credit Hours transferred from Associate Degree

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CJSA 1348 and CJLE 1249 STC Required Courses STC Required Courses
28 Credits 60 Credits 120 Credits
U.S. Border Patrol Integrated Academy Certification Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Bachelor’s Degree (BAT-CIT, BAT-TMGT, BAT-MHSM, BAS-ORGL)
Block of 17 Escrowed Credit Hours to be applied to Associate Degree in Law Enforcement

Block of 22 Credit Hours transferred from Certification

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Block of 60 Credit Hours transferred from Associate Degree

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CJSA 1348 and CJLE 1249 STC Required Courses STC Required Courses
22 Credits 60 Credits 120 Credits
U.S. CBP Field Operations Certification Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Bachelor’s Degree (BAT-CIT, BAT-TMGT, BAT-MHSM, BAS-ORGL)
Block of 12 Escrowed Credit Hours to be applied to Associate Degree in Law Enforcement

Block of 17 Credit Hours transferred from Certification

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Block of 60 Credit Hours transferred from Associate Degree

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CJSA 1348 and CJLE 1249 STC Required Courses STC Required Courses
17 Credits 60 Credits 120 Credits
Maritime Enforcement Specialist "A" School Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Bachelor’s Degree (BAT-CIT, BAT-TMGT, BAT-MHSM, BAS-ORGL)
Block of 15 Escrowed Credit Hours to be applied to Associate Degree in Law Enforcement

Block of 20 Credit Hours transferred from Certification

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Block of 60 Credit Hours transferred from Associate Degree

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CJSA 1348 and CJLE 1249 STC Required Courses STC Required Courses
20 Credits 60 Credits 120 Credits

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Criminal Investigator Training Certificate Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Bachelor’s Degree (BAT-CIT, BAT-TMGT, BAT-MHSM, BAS-ORGL)
Block of 6 Escrowed Credit Hours to be applied to Associate Degree in Law Enforcement

Block of 11 Credit Hours transferred from Certification

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Block of 60 Credit Hours transferred from Associate Degree

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CJSA 1348 and CJLE 1249 STC Required Courses STC Required Courses
11 Credits 60 Credits 120 Credits
Land Management Police Training Certificate Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Bachelor’s Degree (BAT-CIT, BAT-TMGT, BAT-MHSM, BAS-ORGL)
Block of 9 Escrowed Credit Hours to be applied to Associate Degree in Law Enforcement

Block of 14 Credit Hours transferred from Certification

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Block of 60 Credit Hours transferred from Associate Degree

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CJSA 1348 and CJLE 1249 STC Required Courses STC Required Courses
14 Credits 60 Credits 120 Credits
Uniformed Police Training Certificate Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Bachelor’s Degree (BAT-CIT, BAT-TMGT, BAT-MHSM, BAS-ORGL)
Block of 6 Escrowed Credit Hours to be applied to Associate Degree in Law Enforcement

Block of 11 Credit Hours transferred from Certification

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Block of 60 Credit Hours transferred from Associate Degree

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CJSA 1348 and CJLE 1249 STC Required Courses STC Required Courses
11 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:
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