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Curriculum

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

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

Advanced Placement Examinations are prepared by the Educational Testing Services of the College Board Programs. These examinations are administered after the AP course is offered in the upper level of high school. MACC accepts AP credit based on a review and evaluation by the Dean of Academic Affairs or the Dean of Career & Technical Programs. An AP chart, which lists the required scores to receive AP credit, is posted below.

Advanced Placement Course
Exam Score Required
Hours Granted
Institutional Course Satisfied
Arts
Art History 3-5 3 ART102 Art Survey and Appreciation II
Music Theory 3-5 3 MUS101 Fundamentals of Music 
Studio Art 2-D Design 3-5 3 ART105 2-Dimensional Design
Studio Art 3-D Design 3-5 3 ART112 3-Dimensional Design
Studio Art Drawing 3-5 3 Humanities Elective
English
English Language and Composition 3-5  3 LAL101 Composition I 
English Literature and Composition 3-5 3 LAL101 Composition I
**Both of the above English courses   6 LAL101 Composition I and
Humanities Elective
History and Social Science
Comparative Government and Politics 3-5 3 Social Science Elective 
European History 3-5 6 HST101 Western Civilization I and
HST102 Western Civilization II
Human Geography 3-5 3 Social Science Elective
Macroeconomics 3-5 3 ECN101 Macroeconomics
Microeconomics 3-5 3 ECN102 Microeconomics
Psychology 3-5 3 PSY101 Psychology
United States Government and Politics 3-5 3 Social Science Elective
United States History 3-5 6 HST106 American History from 1865 and
Social Science Elective
World History 3-5 3 Social Science Elective
Mathematics and Computer Science
Calculus AB 3-5 5 MTH201 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
Calculus BC 3-5 5 MTH202 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
Computer Science A 3-5 3 CIT105 Programming I
Statistics 3-5 3 MTH160 Elementary Statistics
Sciences
Biology 3-5 4 BIO101 Biology
Chemistry 3-5 5 PHY121 General Chemistry I
Environmental Science 3-5 3 BIO105 Conservation Biology
Physics 1 3-5 5 PHY125 Foundations of Physics
Physics 2 3-5 5 Physical Science Elective
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3-5 5 Physical Science Elective**
Physics C: Mechanics 3-5 5 Physical Science Elective**
**Associate of Science students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should consult with the Dean or their advisor to determine transferability of these courses.
World Languages and Cultures
Chinese Language and Culture 3-5 3 Humanities Elective
French Language and Culture 3-5 3 Humanities Elective
German Language and Culture 3-5 3 Humanities Elective
Italian Language and Culture 3-5 3 Humanities Elective
Japanese Language and Culture 3-5 3 Humanities Elective
Latin 3-5 3 Humanities Elective
Spanish Language and Culture 3-5 3 FLN101 Elementary Spanish
Spanish Literature and Culture 3-5 3 FLN101 Elementary Spanish
**Both of the above Spanish courses   6 FLN101 Elementary Spanish and
FLN102 Intermediate Spanish

WHAT TO EXPECT

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

 

 

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.