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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Police Science
Major: 5107
First Term: 2006 Spring    Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 18
CIPS Code: 43.0107
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: Shared by: MC, SC
Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Instructional Council: Administration of Justice Studies (01)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Police Science is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a course of study specifically focused on law enforcement. The certificate program specializes in training and education related to the duties of law enforcement. The program is designed for the student with no Arizona police academy experience.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information: MC, SC

Program Notes:
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

Required Courses
 Credits: 18
 AJS101Introduction to Criminal Justice3
 AJS151Firearms I1
+AJS153Firearms II/Handguns1
 AJS205Criminal Justice Report Writing3
 AJS230The Police Function3
 AJS270Community Relations3
 AJS275Criminal Investigation I3
 AJS290BUFamily Violence1

Program Competencies
1.Identify and describe the major components of the criminal justice process. (AJS101)
2.Describe governmental structure and its relationship to the criminal justice system. (AJS101)
3.Demonstrate the safe use of firearms. (AJS151)
4.Describe legal issues, safety factors, storing methods and components of handguns; and demonstrate proficiency. (AJS153)
5.Analyze, write, and revise common types of criminal justice reports. (AJS205)
6.Describe the interrelationships and missions of the federal, state, and local law enforcement systems. (AJS230)
7.Trace the development of police/community programs. (AJS270)
8.Identify and describe the goals and objectives of criminal investigation. (AJS275)
9.Identify and define relevant concepts for selected topic area. (AJS290BU)