Program Focus

The Law Enforcement Career Transition program is designed for students who have been granted an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or meet Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) military reciprocity requirements. It contains both the academics and hands-on skills training required to meet the Minnesota POST Board licensing requirements. This program consists of 20 academic credits and 15 summer skills credits. Program completion time is determined by the student and the chosen instructional delivery method. The onsite delivery method has a defined 26 week completion period while the online method is flexible to the individual student. The skills portion is only offered during summer semester. Students may choose the delivery method that best fits their individual needs (onsite, online, or blended).

  • Onsite: Spring semester academic coursework followed by summer skills training
  • Online: Various academic coursework offered during summer, spring, and fall semesters followed by onsite summer skills training (First responder/EMR completion required prior to taking MN POST test)
  • Blended: Choice between online and onsite academics followed by onsite summer skills training


  • The student must have been granted an Associates Degree or higher from an accredited college or meet Minnesota POST military reciprocity requirements.
  • Military Reciprocity eligibility, as it relates to the Law Enforcement Career Transition (LECT) program, can be reviewed by the ATCC Transfer Specialist using the student’s DD Form 214, NGB Form 438, Retirement Point Annual Statement/Memorandum (RPAM) or other documents showing total service. The ATCC review is a suggestion as final determination of a student’s POST Exam eligibility lies with the MN POST Board. It is the student’s responsibility to receive POST approval prior to acceptance to the LECT program.