Law Enforcement: Basic Peace Officer Academy

Program Map

The Administration of Justice (ADJ) Law Enforcement - Basic Peace Officer Academy prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.

Students interested in the Basic Peace Officer Academy need to apply and be admitted into the academy. Admission to the academy is not guaranteed. This program map outlines the intensive format academy schedule. A modular, part-time format is also available to working students.

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Associate of Science (Intensive)

The Associate of Science Degree in ADJ/Law Enforcement - Basic Peace Officer Academy Intensive will be awarded upon completion of program requirements as described in the college catalog. This program is designed to be completed in four semesters with students attending fall and spring. You can reduce your per-semester unit load by taking courses in the summer or winter sessions.

Completion within this time frame is dependent on the number of units enrolled per term and course availability. Full time students are recommended to take 12-15 units per term. Meet with a counselor to develop your Student Educational Plan (SEP), determine the appropriate general education pattern and work/life/school balance.

Suggested Class Schedule

Course Units
ENG 1A/1AH – English Composition/Honors (RCCD GE Area D1) 4

Choose one (RCCD GE Area B1):

  • HIS 6/6H – United States History to 1877/Honors
  • HIS 7/7H  – United States History from 1865/Honors
3

MAT 12 – Statistics (RCCD GE Area D2)

4
ADJ 1 – Introduction to Administration of Justice  3

Student Tasks

Requirements

Completion of the POST Reading and Writing Skills Examination or equivalent examination; completion of the POST Physical Fitness Assessment; completion of the POST personal history statement; possession of a valid California driver’s license; successful completion of a medical examination and fingerprint clearance through the California State Department of Justice.

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Suggested Class Schedule

Course Units

ADJ B1B – Basic Peace Officer Training Academy (RCCD GE Area E2)

40

Student Tasks

Suggested Class Schedule

Course Units

HES 1 – Health Science (RCCD GE Area E1)

3

ANT 1 – Physical Anthropology (RCCD GE Area A)

3

Student Tasks

Suggested Class Schedule

Course Units

Choose one (RCCD GE Area B2):

  • PSY 1/1H – General Psychology/Honors
  • SOC 1/1H – Introduction to Sociology/Honors
3

Choose one (RCCD GE Area D2):

  • COM 1/1H – Public Speaking/Honors
  • CIS 1A – Introduction to Computer Information Systems
3

Choose one (RCCD GE Area C):

  • ART 6/6H – Art Appreciation (same as AHS 6)
  • MUS 19/19H – Music Appreciation/Honors
3

Student Tasks

Certificate

The Basic Peace Officer Academy Certificate will be awarded upon completion of program requirements. Certificates do not require students to complete general education requirements.

Student Tasks

Suggested Class Schedule

Course Units
ADJ B1B – Basic Peace Officer Training Academy 40

 

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