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Section IV


Courses And Programs Offered At Delta College

Administration of Justice
A J 21 Criminal Justice in Society Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a review of the history and philosophy of administration of justice in America. The student identifies the various subsystems, role expectations, and their interrelationships; theories of crime, punishment, and rehabilitation; and ethics, education, and training for professionalism in the system. (UC, CSU, CAN AJ 2)

A J 22 Concepts of Criminal Law Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a review of the historical development and philosophy of law and constitutional provisions, definitions, classification of crime, and their application to the system of administration of justice, legal research, study of case law, methodology, and concepts of law as a social force. (UC, CSU, CAN AJ 4)

A J 23 Principles and Procedures of The Justice System Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the in-depth study of the role and responsibilities of each segment within the administration of justice system: law enforcement, judicial, and corrections. A past, present, and future exposure to each subsystem's procedures from initial entry to final disposition, and the relationship each segment maintains with its system members is covered. (CSU)

A J 24 Legal Aspects of Evidence Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the origin, development, philosophy, and constitutional basis of evidence; constitutional procedural considerations affecting arrest, search, and seizure; kinds and degrees of evidence and rules governing admissibility, judicial decisions interpreting individual rights, and case studies. (CSU, CAN AJ 6)

A J 25 Criminal Investigation Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of investigation which include crime scene search; the recording, collection and preservation of physical evidence; scientific aids; modus operandi; and sources of information; interviews and interrogation; follow up and case preparation. (CSU, CAN AJ 8)

A J 26 Patrol Procedures Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to teach responsibilities, techniques, and methods of police patrol. Identification of police hazards, beat patrol and observation techniques of responding to crime and emergencies, crime prevention and community policy concepts are introduced. (CSU)

A J 28 Juvenile Law and Procedures Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the student to the organization, function, and jurisdiction of juvenile justice agencies; the processing and detention of juveniles; juvenile case study and disposition; juvenile statutes, and court procedures. (CSU)

A J 30A Critical Issues in The Justice System Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is one of two courses focusing on critical issues in the criminal justice system. It is designed to bring professional practitioners and qualified experts into the classroom to interact with students. The intent of the course is to provide an arena for the student to develop critical thinking skills and problem solving skills toward critical issues in the justice system. Topics include community policing, the county courts, decriminalization of drugs, plea bargaining, and gangs. (CSU)

A J 31 Report Preparation Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the practical aspects of gathering, organizing, and preparing written reports for law enforcement and correctional activities on local, state, and federal levels. The course includes the techniques of communicating facts, information, and ideas effectively in a simple, clear, and logical manner for various types of criminal justice system reports, letters, memoranda, directives, and administrative reports. The student gains practical experience in note-taking, report writing, and presenting testimony in court. (CSU)

A J 40 Community Relations Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to treat current aspects and problems of police community relations. Among the topics covered are police image, role conflict, communication techniques, managing abnormal behavior in the field, crisis areas, and political fringe groups. (UC, CSU)

A J 41 Narcotics Investigation and Control Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the identification of narcotics and dangerous drugs, contraband, investigation problems, laws, the impact of drug use on the community, and methods relating to the suppression and prosecution of narcotics and dangerous drug violations. (CSU)

A J 50H Special Studies: Administration of Justice Units 1-2
Prerequisites: Completion of AJ 21 and one additional core course with grade of "B" or better and presentation of a project acceptable to the instructor and division chairperson.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is open to any student who wishes to do advanced work in the field of administration of justice. The course may include research, directed reading, field work, class work, or advanced study, and the course may be repeated for a maximum of four units. (CSU)

A J 51 Introduction to Correctional Science Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the history and trends of adult and juvenile corrections, including probation and parole. It focuses on the legal issues, specific laws, and general operation of correctional institutions. The relationship between corrections and other components of the judicial system is examined. (CSU)

A J 53 Correctional Interviewing and Interventions Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an overview of the techniques in interviewing and interventions available to practitioners in corrections. The student demonstrates the use of appropriate techniques and theories in confidence-building which may be used by the correctional employee in client interviews. This is a basic course for the student who is planning to enter or who is already employed within the correctional science field. (CSU)

A J 54 Introduction to Probation and Parole Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the structure and functions of probation as a judicial process and parole as an executive function. Comparisons of the correctional process concerned with the evaluation, treatment, and control of offenders are made. (CSU)

A J 55 Control and Supervision in Corrections Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: A J 51.

This course is an overview of supervision and control of inmates in local, state, and federal correctional institutions. The issues of supervision and control in a continuum from institutional daily living through crisis situations are introduced and discussed. The course emphasizes the role played by the offender and the correctional worker. Topics include inmate subculture, violence, effects of crowding on inmates and staff, and coping techniques for correctional officers in a hostile prison environment. The causes and effects of abusive tactics are discussed. (CSU)

A J 57 Legal Aspects of Corrections Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: A J 51.

This course is designed to provide the student with an awareness of the historical framework, concepts, and precedents that guide correctional practice. The course addresses the individual's perspective of the corrections environment, the civil rights of prisoners, and the responsibilities and the liabilities of corrections officials. (CSU)

A J 69V Internship:Administration of Justice Units 1-8
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: The student must enroll in a course that is directly related to the administration of justice internship. The student must enroll in a minimum of 7 units during the semester including internship units. For summer session, the student must enroll in one related course in addition to internship. The combined total number of units a student may take in internship, work experience, and occupational practice may not exceed a maximum of 16 units. Participation requires submission and approval of internship program objectives and an employer internship agreement.
Advisories: GUID 30, 31, 32, 33.

This course is designed for the student participating in an occupational internship in administration of justice. Application of discipline-related skills and knowledge of Secretaries Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) competencies is emphasized. Each student is engaged in a specific research project or on-the-job learning activities under the supervision of a worksite supervisor and a college internship instructor. (CSU)

A J 71 Basic Academy: Institutions Units 14
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: Must meet State minimum requirements for peace officers; passage of Academy testing and examination process which includes entry-level written examination, submission of medical examination, fingerprints, and a felony disclaimer; no felony convictions or legal mandates that restrict or prohibit employment as a youth counselor or a correctional officer.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with the background and training needed to perform the ward supervisory duties required of youth counselors in the California Youth Authority (CYA) or correctional officers in the California Department of Corrections (CDC). The Commission on Correctional Peace Officers' Standards and Training (CPOST) certifies <BNORM>This course. Upon successful completion, the student receives a San Joaquin Delta College Basic Academy Certificate of Completion.

A J 73 Basic Academy: Corrections Units 14
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: Must meet State minimum requirements for peace officers; passage of Academy testing and examination process which includes entry-level written examination, submission of medical examination, fingerprints, and a felony disclaimer; no felony convictions or legal mandates that restrict or prohibit employment as a correctional officer.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with the background and training needed to perform the duties required of correctional officers in the California Department of Corrections (CDC). The Commission on Correctional Peace Officers' Standards and Training (CPOST) certifies this course. Upon successful completion, the student receives a San Joaquin Delta College Basic Academy Certificate of Completion.

A J 89A Arrest and Control: Penal Code 832 Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with an introductory overview of the law enforcement profession in the State of California. Completion of the course requires the student to demonstrate the principles of arrest and control using control techniques and handcuffs. This course satisfies the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) academic training requirements for California Penal Code Section 832.

A J 89B Firearms: Penal Code 832 Units 1.3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: Completion of a felony disclaimer and submission of fingerprints.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the safe handling, care, and use of a handgun. Completion of the course requires the student to demonstrate the principles of good marksmanship using a handgun. This course satisifies the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) performance training requirements for California Penal Code Section 832.

A J 90 Selected Topics: Administration of Justice Units 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of administration of justice not already covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

A J 91 Private Security Academy Units 5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: Must submit to a criminal records check, no felony convictions (Calif. Penal Code 12021), or legal mandates that restrict or prohibit employment as a law enforcement officer.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to ensure satisfactory completion of the requirements of the California Department of Consumer Affairs for Security Officers. This course also prepares the student for future participation in any California Police Basic Academy.

A J 92V Work Experience: Correctional Science Units 1-8
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: The student must enroll in a course that is directly related to the administration of justice work experience. The student must enroll in a minimum of 7 units during the semester including work experience units. For summer session, the student must enroll in one related course in addition to work experience. The combined total number of units a student may take in internship, work experience, and occupational practice may not exceed a maximum of 16 units. Participation requires submission and approval of work experience program objectives and an employer work experience agreement.
Advisories: GUID 30, 31, 32, 33.

This course is designed for the student employed in administration of justice. The course objectives are developed by the students in consultation with his or her supervisor. The student is engaged in a specific research project or on-the-job learning activities under the supervision of a worksite supervisor and a college work experience instructor. To register, complete an application form available at the Applied Science and Technology Division office, Holt 140.

A J 93 Basic Peace Officer Academy Units 18
Prerequisites: A J 94 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: No felony convictions or legal mandates that restrict or prohibit employment as a law enforcement officer; must meet State minimum requirements for peace officers; passage of academy testing and examination process which includes entry-level written examination, submission of medical examination, fingerprints, and a felony disclaimer.

This course is designed for basic entry-level training for the student preparing for a position as Level I Reserve Officers, Police Officers, and Deputy Sheriffs assigned to patrol. The course is certified by the State of California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Upon successful completion, the student receives a San Joaquin Delta College Certificate of Completion and is certified by the State of California Department of Justice.

A J 94 Peace Officer Academy Orientation Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: Successful passage of Academy testing and examination process.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Peace Officer Academy training program and provide a better understanding of the requirements and commitments that must be considered.




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