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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.

Spring 2015 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

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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.

Patty Villa 714-895-8370 or email pvilla@gwc.cccd.edu


Pre-Academy Physical Fitness
CJ   G 055       1.5 units         6 weeks        27 hours
Pre-Academy Physical Fitness Course is designed to prepare students for the physical aspects of the police academy course approved by the California Commission on Peace Officer's Standards and Training (POST). Students will perform various physical exercises 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), cardiovascular endurance exercises, and various calisthenics. Proper body mechanics, techniques, and conditioning principles will be applied with an emphasis on proper nutrition and injury prevention.
Winter Session:               January 6 – February 14, 2015

Spring Session:              February 17 – March 18, 2015

YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS CLASS!
For information contact Suzanne Rosas at (714) 895-8925 or email: srosas@gwc.cccd.edu

Orientation, Police Academy, Regular Basic Course
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.

 

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 


Police Academy - Regular Basic Course (RBC)                   
CJ G064                      23 units                      POST certified
Pre-requisites: Criminal Justice CJ G054AD (Orientation/Police Academy - see above)
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.

 

PROJECTED NEXT ACADEMY:    October, 2015
For information please contact the academy office 714-895-8368 or email Cindy Onusz: conusz@gwc.cccd.edu


Police Academy- Lifetime Health and Fitness
CJ G065                      2 units                         
This is a Co-requisite course for the Police Academy: Criminal Justice CJ G064 Police Academy (RBC).
For information please contact the academy office 714-895-8368 or email Cindy Onusz: conusz@gwc.cccd.edu


Communications Training Officer (CTO)    
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.

For information contact Cici Amador (Clausen) at (714) 895-8372 or email: cclausen@gwc.cccd.edu


CPOA- Leadership Development for Law Enforcement
CJ G096          3 units                        80 Hours
This course provides leadership principles for career advancement in a law enforcement environment. Pre-requisite: P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate. 
                        Orientation: January 21, 2014• Wednesday 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Participants must attend ALL meetings. Dates: 1/28  -  2/11 – 2/25 – 3/11 – 3/25 – 4/8     2015 Class meets Wednesdays from: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
For information contact Suzanne Rosas at (714) 895-8925 or email: srosas@gwc.cccd.edu


Dispatch Supervisor Course  (Pre-requisite)*   
Fall (December)  2015
Contract Education No college credit     2 weeks        80 Hours        POST Certified

Cost: $350
This 80 ­hour P.O.S.T. certified Supervisor Course (Plan IV) 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
* Pre-requisite: Participants must be currently employedas a Dispatch Supervisorin a professional dispatch environment


Public Safety Dispatcher Course (911 Operator)
INTENSIVE COURSE (PRE-REQUISITE*)
CJ   G 078       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 employedor 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   G 079       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!
For information contact Suzanne Rosas at (714) 895-8925 or email: srosas@gwc.cccd.edu


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
For information contact Cici Amador (Clausen) at (714) 895-8372 or email: cclausen@gwc.cccd.edu


Supervisory Course   -  CIVILIAN      Projected to be offered Fall 2015
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.  
For information contact Cici Amador (Clausen) at  (714) 895-8372 or email: cclausen@gwc.cccd.edu


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


 

Specialized Investigators’ Basic Course   (SIBC)
Contract Education No college credit     15 weeks      POST Certified  
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. Letter grade only. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.
This class is offered as a Contract Education class and does not carry college credit units. Attendance is by permission only.

Contact Colleene Preciado at: 714-892-7711 ext. 52477 or email: cpreciado@gwc.cccd.edu
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SWAT - Special Weapons and Tactics            PRE-REQUISITE*)
CJ   G 092       4 units            2 weeks        80 Hours        POST certified

Please note:  This class might be offered as a Contract Education class and would not carry college credit units.
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. There is also a mandatory Physical Fitness test conducted the first day of class.
For information contact Cici Amador (Clausen) at (714) 895-8372 or email: cclausen@gwc.cccd.edu