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Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate (C55120)

Certificate

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county, or municipal governments, or with private enterprise.

This program utilizes State commission-mandated topics and methods of instruction. General subjects include, but are not limited to, criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, and alcohol beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures; emergency responses; and ethics and community relations.

Students must successfully complete and pass all units of study by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission to receive a certificate.

You must meet the following requirements to be selected for the BLET training:

  1. U.S. citizen
  2. North Carolina resident
  3. Be at least 20 years of age
  4. Furnish Criminal Records Search from the Clerk of Court from every county you have resided since the age of 16
  5. Sponsored by a Law Enforcement Agency
  6. Complete a physical examination
  7. Possess a high school diploma/GED
  8. Successfully pass the TABE reading comprehension test
  9. Furnish an unopened copy of your high school transcript

Note: Those discharged from the military must furnish a copy of their DD-214.

Students successfully completing a Basic Law Enforcement Training Course accredited by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission will receive credit for:
CJC 121 – Law Enforcement Operations, CJC 131 – Criminal Law, CJC 132 – Court Procedure & Evidence, CJC 221 – Investigative Principles, CJC 231 – Constitutional Law, toward the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology at RCC (16 semester credit hours).

Admissions Requirements

You must meet the following requirements to be selected for the BLET training:

  1. U.S. citizen
  2. North Carolina resident
  3. Be at least 20 years of age
  4. Furnish Criminal Records Search from the Clerk of Court from every county you have resided since the age of 16
  5. Sponsored by a Law Enforcement Agency
  6. Complete a physical examination
  7. Possess a high school diploma/GED
  8. Furnish an unopened copy of your high school transcript
    Note: Those discharged from the military must furnish a copy of their DD-214.

Approved

The Basic Law Enforcement Training Program is approved by the
North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission
Criminal Justice Standards Division
P.O. Drawer 149,
Raleigh, NC 27602
919-661-5980
www.ncdoj.gov

Course Sequence

Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer Semester Class Lab Credit
CJC 110 Basic Law Enforcement BLET 10 30 20
TOTAL CREDITS: 20

Employment Competencies

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will:
  • Possess the basic knowledge and skills necessary for operating a vehicle while performing the functions of a law enforcement officer.
  • Apply basic, practical, and effective arrest techniques and subject control methods for combative and resistive behavior encountered in the law enforcement profession.
  • Possess the knowledge and skills to safely handle firearms and to deliver accurate fire during shooting situations.
  • Recognize medical emergencies and sustain life to prevent further complications using prompt, effective measures until definitive medical care is available.
  • Demonstrate proper procedures and tactics (telecommunication, approach, departure, and arrest) for domestic violence situations

Employment Outlook

Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 5% from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. While a continued desire for public safety is expected to result in a need for more officers, demand for employment is expected to vary depending on location, driven largely by local and state budgets.

Program Costs

Basic Law Enforcement Training students should be prepared to incur additional expenses beyond tuition. All items listed will have the RCC/BLET printed logo. The cost of these items is approximately $400, and textbooks cost approximately $800. (Costs are subject to change.)

2 T-Shirts 2 Pairs BDU Pants
2 Pairs of Running Shorts 2 Golf Shirts
2 Pairs of Sweat Pant 1 Baseball Type Cap
1 Pair of Running Shoes 1 Pair of Plain Toe, 8” Black Lace up Boots

 

General Education Outcomes

Rockingham Community College has three general education outcomes:

Communication: Students will communicate using the conventions appropriate for the intended academic or professional audiences.

Information Literacy: Students will locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information for academic and professional tasks.

Critical Thinking: Students will analyze information and ideas and develop reasoned solutions to academic or professional problems. 

Outcomes Pass Rates by Year
2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Communication 45% 66% 36% 61%
Information Literacy 87% 64% 61% 51%
Critical Thinking 51% 52% 41% 65%

Address

Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact

336-342-4261
336-349-9986 (fax)
info@rockinghamcc.edu