Law Enforcement, Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the Law Enforcement Certificate, the student demonstrates skills, knowledge and training for a job in law enforcement. The student demonstrates his or her ability to recognize and understand the concepts and terminology that is needed to understand the California criminal justice system.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. The student demonstrates his or her ability to recognize and understand the concepts and terminology that is needed to understand the California criminal justice system.
  2. The student demonstrates skills, knowledge and training for a job in law enforcement.

Core Requirements

Complete 37 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

COM ST 001A

Fundamentals of Speech

3

CS 011

Fundamentals of Computer Science

3

ENG 001A

Reading and Composition

3

MATH 080

Elementary Algebra

4

SOCIO 001A

Introduction to Sociology

3

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 a minimum of 3 units from:

HIST 017A

History of the United States

3

HIST 017B

History of the United States

3

POLSC 001

American Government and Institutions

3

Area C - Complete 1 course from each of the following:

Associate Degree General Education Pattern, Area 3, Humanities

Associate Degree General Education Pattern, Area 2, Natural Sciences

Area D - Complete elective course work to achieve the minimum 61 unit requirement.

Minimum Units Required: 61

Complete each course with a grade of "C" or better.