join Our Email List

The Western Sun - The Newspaper of Golden West College

Associate Degree for Transfer
Associate Degree for Transfer

Salary Surfer
Salary Surfer

For Rent Textbooks - Save 50% or More on Textbooks

Search jobs posted at our school!

Free Newsletter - Student Health 101

CJTC Program Photo

Short Term Courses

Courses within this program are for currently employed law enforcement personnel. Some of the courses in this program are P.O.S.T. mandated in-service Advanced Officer Training (AOT), or Continued Professional Training (CPT) and may be assignment specific or for general career growth.

Students in this program have the opportunity to:

Collectively the courses in these three programs validate the mission of the college. They not only provide educational opportunities for new college students but pre-service and in-service students alike. Meeting student needs for career placement, development and advancement.

In these programs the department performs a valuable service for the student as well as the community. Over the years, the Criminal Justice Training Center has maintained a reputation for excellence in instruction and in meeting the needs of its students as well as the Law Enforcement community, which make up its constituency.

Fall 2014 Short Term Courses

For more detailed descriptions of the courses please consult the GWC college catalog. For specific and additional information on P.O.S.T. certified classes, please visit the California Peace Officers’ Standards and Training website: www.post.ca.gov

DOWNLOAD FALL 2014 SHORT TERM COURSES (PDF)

AOT and CPT – POST certified
GWC schedules AOT/CPT as per agencies’ needs. All the AOT/CPT classes are presented through Contract Education. Prices will vary depending on length of class. No college credits are given.
Please call us or email us to find out which AOT/CPT might be coming up or to be put on our email list.
Suzanne Rosas 714-895-8925 or email: srosas@gwc.cccd.edu


Orientation, Pre-Academy class, RBC
CJ G054 2 units
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the police academy training program and may be taken 4 times. Credit/no credit only. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

• Change to August 18 –September 13, 2014
( Date subject to change. Please call office for update)
• Evenings and some Saturdays
Time: Varies


Please note: Non-sponsored recruits MUST attend and pass the orientation course before they can register for the Police Academy class (RBC CJ G 064 class).

YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS CLASS!
For information and a specific schedule of dates and times, please contact the academy office 714-895-8368 or email Cindy Onusz: conusz@gwc.cccd.edu


Pre-Academy Physical Fitness
CJ G055 1.5 units 27 hours 6 weeks
Pre-Academy Physical Fitness Course is designed to prepare students for the physical aspects of the police academy course including the POST-mandated physical agility test (99-yard agility run, body drag, six-foot solid wall, six-foot chain link fence & 500-yard run.

• January 21- February 28, 2014
• Tue and Thu 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. and also Sat 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS CLASS!


Academy – Basic (RBC) (Class #149)
CJ G064 23 units POST certified
Pre-requisites: Criminal Justice CJ G054AD (Orientation - Police Academy)
Co-requisites: Criminal Justice CJ G065 (Physical Fitness/Police Academy)

This course provides the fundamentals of basic police training in compliance with the minimum standards established by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). The training includes community based policing concepts, techniques, and observation of application. Letter grade only. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

For information please contact the Academy Office: Cindy Onusz  714-895-8368 or email conusz@gwc.cccd.edu

NEXT PROJECTED ACADEMY April, 2015


Civilian Supervisory Course 
CJ   G 046       4 units             80 Hours         POST certified

This course provides state mandated, formalized basic supervisory training for any "non-sworn" supervisor in a law enforcement agency or equivalent.  

Contact Cici Clausen 714-895-8372 or email: cclausen@gwc.cccd.edu


Communications Training Officer (CTO) Projected to be offered Spring 2015
CJ G080          2 units             40 hours          POST Certified

This course provides state mandated instruction in basic training skills applicable to the Communications Training Officer in a law enforcement agency or equivalent.

Contact Cici Clausen  714- 895-8372 or email: cclausen@gwc.cccd.edu


CPOA- Leadership Development for Law Enforcement
CJ G096          3 units                         80 Hours over 5 months 
This course provides leadership principles for career advancement in a law enforcement environment. Pre-requisite: P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate. 

MANDATORY Orientation: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Class meets Wednesdays 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Class Dates:
8/27 (Orientation) -  9/3 - 9/17 - 10/1 - 10/15 – 10/29 - 11/12
, 2014

Contact Suzanne Rosas at 714-895-8925 or email: srosas@gwc.cccd.edu


Public Safety Dispatcher Course (911 Operator)
DAY- INTENSIVE COURSE (PRE-REQUISITE*)
CJ   G078       6.5 units          3 weeks                      120 Hours       POST Certified

This course provides specialized training in basic communication functions as they relate to the objectives of a public safety/dispatch office as well as basic emergency/non-emergency law enforcement telecommunications skills.
* Pre-requisite: Participants must be currently employed or have prior experience in a professional dispatch environment:

For information contact Suzanne Rosas at 714-895-8925 or email: srosas@gwc.cccd.edu


Public Safety Dispatcher Course (911 Operator)
EVENING - EXTENDED COURSE (NO PRE-REQUISITE)
CJ   G079       6.5 units          15 weeks        120 Hours       POST Certified

This course provides specialized training in basic communication functions as they relate to the objectives of a public safety/dispatch office as well as basic emergency/non-emergency law enforcement telecommunications skills.

YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS CLASS! Please APPLY for the Fall 2014 semester.
For information contact Suzanne Rosas at 714- 895-8925 or email: srosas@gwc.cccd.edu


Dispatch Supervisor Course  (Pre-requisite)*
Contract Education  No college credit  2 weeks  80 Hours    POST Certified

* Pre-requisite: Participants must be currently employed as a Dispatch Supervisor in a professional dispatch environment
COST: $350**
This 80 ­hour P.O.S.T. certified Supervisor Course has been specifically developed for the Public Safety Dispatch Supervisor. The course represents an excellent foundation for supervisors, regardless of length of service. It is presented in a facilitated discussion format which requires the active participation of all students.

For information contact Suzanne Rosas at (714) 895-8925 or email: srosas@gwc.cccd.edu
** Fee subject to change


Reserve Coordinator Course - TBA
CJ   G 091    2 units    3 days         24 Hours       POST Certified

This course is designed to address contemporary training needs of law enforcement reserve coordinators by providing new techniques for managing reserve peace officer organizations. Emphasis on new training standards for designated and non-designated level 1 reserve officers, new trends and legislation concerning reserve officers.

Fall 2014 •
Wed - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact Cici Clausen  (714) 895-8372 or email: cclausen@gwc.cccd.edu


Sergeant Supervisory Course (SWORN)
CJ   G 070  4.0 units     2 weeks     80 Hours    POST Certified

This course provides advanced training in supervision as it relates to law enforcement or its equivalent. Prerequisite: P.O.S.T. Advanced Certificate.

Contact Cici Clausen at 714- 895-8372 or email: cclausen@gwc.cccd.edu


Specialized Investigators’ Basic Course  8/7/2014 – 12/12/2014
Contract Education    POST Certified  

Attendance is by permission only.
Basic knowledge and skills in compliance with minimum standards to meet requirements established by the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) for persons serving as Specialized Investigators in the State of California. Includes both physical and academic standards for successful completion. 
CONTRACT ED CLASS:  This class is offered as a Contract Education class and does not carry college credit units.

Contact Colleene Preciado at: 714-892-7711 ext. 52477 or email: cpreciado@gwc.cccd.edu


SWAT - Special Weapons and Tactics (PRE-REQUISITE*)
Contract Education   No college credit   2 weeks     80 Hours    POST Certified

Attendance is by permission only.
There is also a mandatory Physical Fitness test conducted the first day of class. Email for pre-class information since there are restrictions and pre-requisites.

Concepts, planning, tactical operations, approach/entry/search techniques; use of chemical agents, weapons, rappelling and task-related physical activities.

*Pre-requisite:  a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate and assignment to an agency’s SWAT unit.
Contact Cici Clausen  714- 895-8372 or email: cclausen@gwc.cccd.edu