Police Science Associate in Science

The Police Science program provides training for careers in law enforcement as well as related fields in corrections, probation, security and community service. The program offers three levels of job-entry training, as well as an Associate’s Degree designed to enhance professional skills and qualifications. The job-entry training levels include the Reserve Police Officer Certificate of Achievement, Basic Peace Officer Certificate of Achievement and the Basic Correctional Officer Training Certificate of Achievement. These levels consist of the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified Module III, Module II, and Module I Basic Peace Officer Training courses and the Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training (CPOST) certified Basic Correctional Officer course. Satisfactory completion of the POST Training requirements for hire as a Level-III or Level-II or Level-I Reserve Peace Officer or the CPOST requirements for hire as a Correctional Deputy establishes eligibility for hire in the State of California.

Semester 1

Course Code Title Units
BPOT 001 Basic Peace Officer Training-Module III 7
CJ 001 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ENG 001A English Composition    4
COD GE Area C3 Arts, Humanities, and Culture 3

Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
BPOT 002 or 003 or 010 Basic Peace Officer Training-Module II 12 - 16
KINE 037 Physical Training for the Public Safety Academy 1

Semester 3

Course Code Title Units
CJ 024 Investigative Report Writing 3
CJ 002 Concepts of Criminal Law 3
MATH 049 Intermediate Algebra or any Math course from COD GE Area C4 B 3-5
COD GE Area C5 Personal Growth and Development 3
COD GE Area C1 Natural Sciences 3

Semester 4

Course Code Title Units
CJ 004 Criminal Court Process 3
CJ 006 Criminal Investigation 3
CJ 030 Introduction to Corrections 3
  Major Electives 3-6
KINE 038 Advanced Physical Training for Public Safety Academy 1

Please see a Counselor if you need help selecting COD GE courses.

COD GE Courses

Major Electives Course List