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2015 Class

The Class A basic training program


LETC graduates receive 32 credit hours in the following courses:

  • LEN120 Criminal Justice Communications (3)
  • LEN125 First Responder (2)
  • LEN126 Physical Training (1)
  • LEN135 Officer Survival & Use of Force (3)
  • LEN136 Tactical Operations (3)
  • LEN150 Criminal Law and Adjudication (3)
  • LEN210 Criminal Investigation I (3)
  • LEN220 Criminal Investigation II (3)
  • LEN225 Crisis Intervention and Conflict Resolution (3)
  • LEN230 Professional Conduct and Ethics (2)
  • LEN235 Firearms Training (3)
  • SOC150 Intro to Criminal Justice System (3)


During your classwork, instructors will cover the following material:

Legal Studies

  • Constitutional Law
  • Missouri Statutory Law
  • Traffic Law

Interpersonal Perspectives

  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Tactical Communications
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Dealing with Death

Technical Studies

  • DWI – NHTSA Certification
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Report Writing
  • Juvenile Justice and Procedures
  • First Responder
  • Patrol
  • Jail Population Management
  • Traffic Accident Investigation

Skill development

  • Defensive Tactics (PPCT) – Certification
  • Ground Fighting (PPCT) Certification
  • OCAT – Certification
  • Firearms
  • Driver Training
  • Practical Application Exercises
  • Physical Training
  • Stress Management
  • Health, Fitness and Nutrition

About The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

book cover

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot is the One Read book selection for the 2015 – 2016 school year. It chronicles the life and afterlife of a poor black tobacco farmer named Henrietta Lacks, also known as HeLa to the scientific community. HeLa was the name given to her cell culture, which was taken from her without her knowledge or consent in 1951. This cell culture was the first successfully immortal cell line, meaning it could divide an unlimited amount of times.

Her cells were used, among other things, to

  • help test the first polio vaccine
  • map the human genome
  • develop in vitro fertilization techniques, and
  • research human cloning.

Despite all of this value provided from something taken from her without her knowledge or consent, something that produced tremendous notoriety and profit for others, neither Henrietta nor her family, who continues to live in poverty to this day, received any compensation.

The DNA of the book consists of two story-strands, one tracing Henrietta and HeLa's story and the other tracing Skloot's investigation. Interwoven throughout both strands are themes of

  • race,
  • poverty,
  • history,
  • chemistry,
  • biology,
  • ethics, and — ultimately —
  • justice.

As such, the book has something to offer to students, faculty, and administrators alike in multiple disciplines. It is both an exciting and engaging read.


LETC is a Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) approved course that includes over 700 hours of coursework. Successful graduates receive a Missouri Class "A" Peace Officer license and 32 college credit hours.


What are the requirements to enter LETC? What if I have a record?

You must be at least 18 years old to enroll at the LETC. You must be at least 21 years old in order to take the POST license test (this is required to be a commissioned Peace Officer in any department). Even If you have a past conviction, contact the LETC office for a review of your record.


What will class be like?

The LETC class is offered twice a year for 20 weeks. The class typically meets weekdays from 8am to 5pm with extended evening and Saturday classes to be announced. Recruits are expected to dress in uniform daily and maintain a respectful demeanor with commanding officers, squad leaders and instructors. Because LETC is just like working a job, you must call ahead if you are late or absent. There may be days that last 8-12 hours. Depending on your abilities, the physical training may be strenuous.


Where are classes held?

The LETC offices, classroom and training facility are housed in the Career & Tech building on the Moberly Campus. Classroom instruction is lecture-based and takes place on the Moberly campus. Practical instruction is held in a variety of locations (firing range, etc.) depending on the subject matter. Some coursework (i.e. Driving School) may require overnight stays.


Do I have to use my own weapon?

You do not have to provide your personal firearm or ammunition for class; however, if you do own a pistol, you may use it if the LETC firearms instructor inspects and clears the weapon.


What is the registration process?

Please contact the LETC office to walk through the enrollment process. To summarize, you will complete an MACC online admission request and submit a financial aid application. Next the LETC office will provide you with the Application for Basic Police Academy Training and the Missouri Peace Officer License Legal Questionnaire. Once we've reviewed your completed application and legal questionnaire, you will be permitted to enroll through one of our Student Services offices. You will need a high school or GED transcript, as well as a transcript from any other college(s) you may have attended.


What does LETC cost?

The LETC program is $4050 for tuition and lab fees. Lab fees include ammunition, duty belt, safety vest and a weapon to use during the academy. Additional out-of-pocket expenses for uniform, background checks, and manuals and textbooks are approximately $239.40. Contact the LETC office about using student loans to purchase your uniform.


Is Financial Aid available?

Absolutely. The LETC is A+ eligible for recent high school graduates and military personnel can receive assistance through the VA. Because you may qualify for loans or grants, we encourage LETC recruits to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov and submit it immediately. MACC Financial Aid personnel are available to answer your questions. For more info on financial aid, visit www.macc.edu/~finaid/forms.html



Semester Abroad in Canterbury, England

In cooperation with the Missouri Consortium for Global Education


The Semester Abroad program has been carefully designed to provide an educational experience with several aspects.

Canterbury Christ Church University College is an accredited British College of Higher Education offering a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional courses. The College has students from over 50 countries, and provides its approximately 10,000 students with a friendly environment and excellent support services. An instructor will accompany students to Canterbury and be available to students throughout the semester.



Program Highlights

• Earn college credit.
• Study with British instructors at Canterbury Christ Church University College.
• Live with a British family in Canterbury.
• Experience the history and politics of England.
• Participate in several study-field excursions to sites such as Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, Oxford, Hastings, Bath/Stonehenge, Leeds Castle, and Dover. Optional trips to the continent and local areas are available.



Eligibility Requirements Selection Criteria

12 college credit hours completed
2.75 GPA or better
Completed Composition I with a C or better

Student profile
Short essay indicating educational goals
Personal character recommendation
Academic recommendation
Interview process


Family Life

Each student will live with a British family in a Canterbury home; every effort is made to find accommodation within two miles of the college campus. The student will have a private room and eat breakfast daily at the home (other meals are at the student’s expense, but the College has an economical cafeteria) and the family provides once-a-week laundry. Every effort is made to match each student to a family of similar interests and let the relationship develop as each party wants. For many, the home-stay is the beginning of a life-long friendship and provides unique insight into the British way of life.



As an important part of the educational experience, the program includes trips to famous sites in the southern part of England (these are examples and may not be the exact schedule this year):

• Hastings, scene of the famous battle in 1066 when the Normans, led by William the Conqueror, made the last successful invasion of England
• Dover, famous for its white cliffs and Saxon lighthouse overlooking the English Channel...to France
• Stonehenge, the brooding stone pre-historic monument
• Cambridge and its famous university
• London, center of the old empire, focus of world banking today, with all its historic sites and world famous theatre attractions

The student's class schedule is arranged with three-day weekends to encourage independent travel to other parts of the United Kingdom or Europe. Students may take advantage of optional weekend trips planned by the College to Edinburgh, Amsterdam, and other locations, and will find great assistance in arranging an extensive tour of the Continent at the end of the academic program, if desired.



Program Costs


Program in Canterbury


Includes transportation from London airport to Canterbury and return, a single room in a Canterbury home with daily breakfast, scheduled study-field excursions, and use of all Canterbury Christ Church University College student facilities.


$ 9000








MACC District Residents (12 hours)
Other Missouri Residents (12 hours)




Health Insurance






Extra Expense


Individual spending money (for meals, travel, souvenirs)


$2000 - $5000


A deposit check for $250.00 payable to Moberly Area Community College will be due at the time of application. The deposit will be refunded at the program’s end if there are no damages incurred or outstanding fines.


Course Work

The student will take courses designed to provide college-level instruction on Great Britain as well as courses of personal interest. All classes will be taught by British instructors. Half the courses will be especially conducted for American students; the rest will place the student in regular classes of Canterbury Christ Church University College alongside British students. All courses are the equivalents of courses in the MACC course catalog and will appear on the student's record with full credit as Moberly Area Community College courses.



All Students Must Take

PSC 201: British Politics & Society



Students Must Take One

HST 109: Introduction to British History
LAL 150: English Literature to 1750



Students Must Choose Two

ART 110: Drawing & Comp I
ART 111: Drawing & Comp II
ART 201: Painting I
ART 202: Painting II
ART 299: Drawing Comp III
DRM 120: Theater Appreciation
HST 215: America in Vietnam
HST 299: The US in Crisis & Civil War
LAL 121: American Lit Survey from 1870
LAL 252: Children’s Literature
LAL 299: Shakespeare
PHI 152: Introduction to Ethics
PHI 251: Religions of the World
PSC 299: US Foreign Policy
PSY 210: Social Psychology
SOC 101: Sociology


Step-by-Step Guide to Studying Abroad


More Information

To receive more information on the Semester Abroad program

Write: Office of Vice President for Instruction
101 College Avenue
Moberly, MO 65270
Call: 660-263-4110, ext. 11216



Moberly Area Community College ("College") has made every reasonable effort to determine that the information stated herein is accurate. Courses offered and other matters contained herein are subject to change without notice by the Administration and/or Board of Trustees of the College for reasons related to enrollment, finances, scheduling, costs, or for any other reason. The College further reserves the right to add, amend or repeal any of the rules, regulations, policies, or procedures applicable to the
program offered herein. Travel, housing, meals, and other logistical arrangements are provided by an independent contractor not affiliated with the College and the College assumes no responsibility therefore. Participants will be required to sign a statement releasing the College from any liability in connection with the program offered herein or the services provided by the independent contractor. Insurance coverage is recommended. The College is not responsible for losses resulting from lack of any insurance coverage.

Non-Discrimination Statement
Moberly Area Community College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of sex, handicap, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, and marital or parental status in admission, educational programs or activities, and employment, as specified by federal and state laws and regulations. Inquiries concerning the non-discrimination policy should be made to the President's Office, Moberly Area Community College, 101 College Avenue, Moberly, MO 65270.

Americans with Disabilities Act Statement
Students with documentable disabilities as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act may register proper documentation with the Office of Student Services. The Student Services Office will then notify appropriate instructors of suggested official accommodations. Students may also wish to personally inform their instructors of their particular disabilities.