Police Science Technology - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Police Science Technology

Police Science Technology | AAS

Associate of Applied Science
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Transfer Options
This program is eligible for free tuition

This program provides you with classroom, laboratory, and hands-on training as preparation for entry into law enforcement. 

You are prepared for positions in law enforcement as well as with private security, corrections, juvenile work, and private investigations. Positions available greatly exceed the number of graduates from the program.

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Meet Your Advisor

Nancy McMahon
Nancy McMahon
Career Navigator
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
Book an Appointment https://www2.witcc.edu/admissions/nancy

Transfer to a Four-Year School

If a bachelor's degree is your educational goal, getting a head start on your major has never been easier. You can apply the credits from this associate degree toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college and university. To make the most of your time and money, tell your advisor about your transfer plans early in the admissions process.

Four-Year College Agreements

Required Classes for Police Science Technology | AAS

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
CRJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 139 Mental Health First Aid 1
CRJ 146 De-escalation and Crisis Intervention 1
CRJ 201 Juvenile Delinquency 3
PEA 201 Physical Fitness and Conditioning 1
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
CRJ 101 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 110 Patrol Procedures 3
CRJ 120 Introduction to Corrections 3
CRJ 140 Criminal Investigation 1
CRJ 242 Applied Criminalistics 3
PEA 201 Physical Fitness and Conditioning 1
ENG 105 Composition I 3
CRJ 150 Defensive Tactics 1
CRJ 200 Criminology 3
CRJ 217 Selective Drug Enforcement 2
CRJ 253 Basic Firearms 3
PEA 201 Physical Fitness and Conditioning 1
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
SPC 120 Intercultural Communication 3
CRJ 237 Criminal and Constitutional Law 3
CRJ 255 Advanced Firearms 3
CRJ 283 Traffic Law and Accident Investigation 3
CRJ 342 Community Policing 2
CRJ 343 Field Training 2
PEA 201 Physical Fitness and Conditioning 1
EMS 114 Emergency Medical Responder 2

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Gary Powell
Gary Powell
Police Science Instructor
Sioux City Campus, Room A23L
Dave Drew
Dave Drew
Administrative Program Coordinator - Police Science
Sioux City Campus
Dr. Michael Rohlena
Dr. Michael Rohlena
Assoc Dean of Instruction for Career & Technical Education
Sioux City Campus, Room B107

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $12,805.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $12,870.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Advisory Board

Chad Peters Iowa State Patrol
Doug Weber Osceola County
Mark Prosser Storm Lake Police Dept
Marti Reilly Sioux City Police Dept
Corey Utech Hawarden Iowa Police Department
Stuart Dekkenga  
Troy Nelson  Iowa Department of Public Safety
Tina Cleveland Nebraska State Police
Charles McCormick U.S. Marshals Service
Rex Mueller Sioux City Police Department
Mike Van Otterloo Plymouth County Sheriff
Kevin Vande Vegte Le Mars Police Dept