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Gainful Employment Disclosure for Police Science Certificate

Purpose: This certificate program is designed for those who want to pursue the study of subjects related to the criminal justice system and to prepare students for entry-level positions in the police science field.

Occupational Objectives: Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Private Security Officer, Park Police Officer, Transit Police Officer, and other law enforcement related occupations. Enhances knowledge and employability in the Police Science field.

Admission Requirements: In addition to the general requirements for admission to the College, all entering students will be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.

Program Requirements: The curriculum includes courses in writing skills, social sciences, Spanish, and information technology, as well as specialized courses in police science.


Program Requirements Credits

SDV 100College Success Skills1

ENG 111College Composition I3

Any HLT/PEDHealth/Physical Education I2

HumanitiesOne course from ART, ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language3

ITE 1152Computer Applications and Concepts3

ADJ 100Survey of Criminal Justice 3

ADJ 105The Juvenile Justice System 3

ADJ 110Introduction to Law Enforcement 3

ADJ 111Law Enforcement Organization and Administration 3

ADJ 133Ethics and the Criminal Justice Professional3

ADJ 211 Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedures I 3

ADJ 236Principles of Criminal Investigation3

Total Minimum Credits33

All courses in this program are also program requirements in the Police Science AAS degree.

1 Veterans may be awarded credit for military experience to meet this requirement.
2 Students passing an approved computer competency exam will need to take an additional 100 level course in place of ITE 115.

Suggested Scheduling

First Year Fall

ADJ 1003

ADJ 1053

ADJ 1103

ENG 1113

Health/Physical Education2

SDV 1001

Total Credits13


ADJ 1113

ADJ 1333

ADJ 2113

ADJ 2363

Humanities Elective3

ITE 1153

Total Credits18