Effective Fall 2018, graduates of the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy (ALETA) Basic Police Training will earn 11 college credit hours and be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency (CP) in Criminal Justice from SAU Tech. The 11 hours will be accepted toward the requirements for a Technical Certificate (TC) in Law Enforcement. In order to obtain the TC, students will be required to complete MATH1023-College Math and ENGL1113-Composition I. The remaining six hours needed to complete the TC will be awarded to ALETA graduates through SAU Tech’s prior learning assessment (PLA) program.
In order for ALETA graduates to obtain the Associate of Professional Studies (APS) degree, students will be required to complete the remaining 26 General Education hours as identified in the APS degree. The 26 hours can also be accrued from an accredited institution of higher education. The remaining hours required to complete the APS degree will be awarded to ALETA graduates via PLA. Scholarships are available and a number of the courses are available online.
Law enforcement personnel who completed ALETA training between 1990 and 1996 may enroll in a 1-credit hour course called Portfolio Development to receive credit for prior learning for the 28 credit hours and qualify for the scholarship. Students who attended ALETA since 1997 but did not receive the Technical Certificate may present a copy of their ALETA certificate to receive the 28 hours credit through prior learning and qualify for the scholarship. Check out our Questions and Answers resource for this program.