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Program Type: Certificate of Achievement

Division: Engineering & Technology

Program Description:
The curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions as police officers, police reserve officers, police assistants and community service officers in police and sheriffs departments and for positions in private security, as well as preparation for careers in probation, parole and federal law enforcement agencies.

Emphasis is on critical thinking, oral communication skills and writing skills essential to today's law enforcement employees. Students are kept informed of changes in law enforcement such as community policing, laws of arrest, search and seizure and updates to the state penal code. Role playing and Moot Court participation are included to enhance oral communication skills and preparation of written reports. Training is also provided in the area of crime analysis and use of computer technology in law enforcement.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Effective academic year: Summer 2011

Required Units in the Major:    37

Required Courses
  Semester I (10 units)
AJ 010 - INTRODUCTION TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (3.0 units)
  AJ 012 - CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW (3.0 units)
  ENGL 100 - READING AND WRITING SKILLS (4.0 units)
  OR
  ENGL 001A - READING AND COMPOSITION (4.0 units)
  &
  Semester II (10 units)
AJ 014 - LEGAL ASPECTS OF EVIDENCE (3.0 units)
  AJ 016 - PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM (3.0 units)
  KINA 037 - POLICE-FIRE AGILITY TRAINING (1.0 units)
  AJ 185 - HOMELAND SECURITY (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester III (9 units)
AJ 018 - COMMUNITY RELATIONS (3.0 units)
  AJ 019 - PRINCIPLES OF INVESTIGATION (3.0 units)
  SPCH 001 - FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH (3.0 units)
  OR
  SPCH 010 - INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester IV (8 units)
AJ 022 - CONCEPTS OF ENFORCEMENT SERVICES (3.0 units)
  AJ 130 - FIREARMS (1.0 units)
  AJ 190 - INTRODUCTION TO FORENSICS (3.0 units)
  AJ 128 - USE OF FORCE (1.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives
  AJ 122 - FIELD PRACTICE IN ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (2.0 units)
  &
  FIRE 110 - INTRODUCTION TO FIRE TECHNOLOGY (3.0 units)