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Certificate of Achievement
Law Enforcement Option

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This curriculum was developed with an advisory committee comprised of Criminal Justice administrators. Its purpose is to provide basic fundamentals for entry into any type of Criminal Justice agency. The curriculum leads to the Associate in Arts degree and/or a Certificate of Achievement in Criminal Justice.

It is suggested that courses be taken in the order they are listed. However, courses may
be taken in any order provided prerequisites have been met.

Required Courses

Criminal Justice G064 Police Academy Program
(P.O.S.T. Regular Basic Course)

Criminal Justice G065 Police Academy—Lifetime Health & Fitness

Physical Education G169 Exercise

Science/Individual Program for Police Academy Recruits
OR
Criminal Justice G090 Specialized Investigator Program
(P.O.S.T. Specialized Investigators’ Basic Course)

Completion of the eight Criminal Justice courses listed below:

Semester 1 Units
Criminal Justice G140 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 Units
Criminal Justice G141 Criminal Law I 3 Units

Semester 2
Criminal Justice G128 Criminal Procedure & Evidence 3 Units
Criminal Justice G142 Criminal Law II 3 Units

Semester 3
Criminal Justice G139 EMS - First Aid/CPR 3 Units
Criminal Justice G146 Police Report Writing 3 Units

Semester 4
Criminal Justice G130 Character Development 3 Units
Criminal Justice G137 Special Issues in Law Enforcement 3 Units

Total Units 24

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES: The following courses are specifically selected
to enhance the Law Enforcement Option curriculum. Students may wish to select
some of these courses in order to complete the 60 units required for an Associate in
Arts degree.

Criminal Justice G071 Law of Arrest/Firearms
Criminal Justice G110 Criminal Investigation
Criminal Justice G115 Organized Crime and Terrorism
Criminal Justice G123 Juvenile Law
Criminal Justice G136 Crime Scene Investigation
Criminal Justice G150 Introduction to Corrections
Criminal Justice G151 Aspects of Corrections
Criminal Justice G152 Probation and Corrections: Case Planning and Supervision
Criminal Justice G160 Introduction to Forensic Science
Criminal Justice G161 Fingerprint Identification
Criminal Justice G165 Forensic Photography
Criminal Justice G220 Forensic Accounting, Introduction

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