Law Enforcement, Associate in Science

Upon successful completion of the Associate Degree in Law Enforcement, the student demonstrates the fulfillment of the lower-division requirements for any accredited baccalaureate institution; preparation for participation in the Basic Peace Officer Academy; and a job in law enforcement. NOTE: A minimum of 60 units is required for the Associate degree. Refer to Section III, Academic Programs, Special Admission Programs, for Special Admission Requirements.

Minimum Units Required: 62

Recommended Sequence:

First Semester

Units

A J 021

Criminal Justice in Society

3

A J 022

Concepts of Criminal Law

3

ENG 001A

Written Communications

3

SOCIO 001A

Introduction to Sociology

3

Elective**

Course of Choice

3

Second Semester

A J 023

Principles and Procedures of The Justice System

3

A J 024

Legal Aspects of Evidence

3

POLSC 001

American Government and Institutions

3

 

or

 

HIST 017A

History of the United States

3

 

or

 

HIST 017B

History of the United States

3

COM ST 001A

Fundamentals of Speech

3

Elective**

Course of Choice

3

Third Semester

A J 025

Criminal Investigation

3

A J 031

Report Preparation

3

MATH 082

Intermediate Algebra

5

CS 011

Fundamentals of Computer Science

3

Elective**

Course of Choice

3

Fourth Semester

A J 028

Juvenile Law and Procedures

3

 

or

 

A J 054

Introduction to Probation and Parole

3

A J 040

Community Relations

3

GE Choice*

Humanities Course *

3-5

GE Choice**

Natural Science Course **

3-5

Elective**

Course of Choice

3

NOTE:

A minimum of 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Refer to Section III, Academic Programs, Special Admission Programs, for Admission Requirements.

Minimum Units 62

*A course selected from the Humanities area of the General Education requirements for the Associate degree.

**A course selected from the Natural Science area of the General Education requirements for the Associate degree.