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.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. The student will be able to apply these skills as preparation for participation in the Basic Peace Officer Academy and be able to demonstrate entry level job skills for law enforcement.
  2. 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. A minimum of 60 units is required for the Associate degree.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 27 Units

A J 021

Criminal Justice in Society

3

A J 022

Concepts of Criminal Law

3

A J 023

Principles and Procedures of The Justice System

3

A J 024

Legal Aspects of Evidence

3

A J 025

Criminal Investigation

3

A J 031

Report Preparation

3

A J 040

Community Relations

3

CS 011

Fundamentals of Computer Science

3

SOCIO 001A

Introduction to Sociology

3

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 3 units selected from:

A J 028

Juvenile Law and Procedures

3

A J 054

Introduction to Probation and Parole

3

Area B - Complete 3 units selected from:

HIST 017A

History of the United States

3

HIST 017B

History of the United States

3

POLSC 001

American Government and Institutions

3

Minimum Major Units Required: 33

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60