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.
POLICE SCIENCE CURRICULUM:
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.
First Year Fall